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Battle of the Cash Back Shopping Sites

The older I get, the more I try to avoid the shopping mall. As you might imagine, you don’t pay off your $86,000 mortgage in 2 years by spending your weekends going on shopping sprees. When I do have to ...

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Beware of These 8 Retail Sales Traps

The other day I got a call from a salesperson at Bloomingdale’s. He wanted to tell me about an upcoming sales event. Not just for me, but for family and friends. 20% off. Five days only. I bought a 40% off ...

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3 Ways I Paid Off My Mortgage Faster

Welcome Rockstar Finance visitors! Since writing this post a few months ago, I’ve written a much more comprehensive one, 6 Steps to Mortgage Freedom. I hope you’ll check that post out after reading this one. Thanks again for dropping by! ...

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3 Steps to Save Big on Hotel Rooms

After I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in two years, I began using some of my extra spending money to travel. Ok, a lot of my extra money. But one of my 9 financial core values is to never pay more ...

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9 Financial Core Values to Live By

We all have our own set of core values in life. Work hard. Be loyal. Don’t lie. Have a positive attitude… But have you thought about your financial core values? Here are mine: 1. AVOID ALL DEBT Long before I paid ...

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College Costs: My $10,000 Bachelor’s Degree

When I hear about skyrocketing tuition costs, I don’t envy today’s college students. Take a look at the average tuition rates, according to The College Board: Public Two-Year College (in-state)   $3,131 Public Four-Year College (in-state) $8,655 Public Four-Year College (out-of-state) ...

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Does Restaurant.com Really Save You Money?

I considered naming this post “When a gift certificate isn’t really a gift certificate.” It’s been a few years since I’ve used Restaurant.com, the website that offers gift certificates to neighborhood eateries at a discounted price. On its website, they advertise ...

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Part 2: 15 Quick and Easy Ways to Save

Special welcome to visitors from ClarkHoward.com! This is part two of my Quick Fixes series. If you haven’t read part one, click here. I put together these posts because I know you’re passionate about saving money, but you want results– now. ...

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Part 1: 15 Quick and Easy Ways to Save

Suffering from savings fatigue? Here’s a quick fix. I’ve put together a list of things you can do in 15 minutes or less to save thousands of dollars every year. Follow these and you’ll be on your way to reaching ...

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