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Building a Solid Financial Foundation

With all the hoopla about a possible government shutdown, and talk that the military might not get paid, it seems a fine time to think…



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Only Five Paydays Until Christmas

Payday is coming up on Friday, and after that there are only four more paychecks before Christmas.  (And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it is super…


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Delaying Purchases Saves Money

I was chatting with my sister the other day, and I made a profound realization:  for years, I have been using this nutty military lifestyle…


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21 August 2010 Saturday Roundup

As usual, there are lots of interesting articles around the internet this week.  Some things I’ve enjoyed: 3 Secret Skills of a Super Shopper at…


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Random PCS Tidbit

Today, I took a 16 ounce plastic cup (red, if it matters) full of change to the change counting machine.  Once I sorted out the…


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Timeless Financial Smarts

I’ve been cleaning out papers and such, and I’ve found quite a few notes about good articles around the internet.  Most of them would make…


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FlyLady Makes Financial Sense

You may have heard of FlyLady.  She is a inspirational, get-your-life together, internet sensation who advocates doing things 15 minutes at a time and taking…


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Old but still Good

Last week, the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, hosted by Counting My Pennies, featured The Paycheck Chronicles post:   5 Reasons Not Saving Money is Saving Me Money.  It is…


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Optimize Your Credit Cards

There are all sorts of arguments in favor of credit cards and against credit cards.  No one can tell you exactly what the right choice…


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Paring Our Possessions

It is a constant battle:  all our stuff against me.  But I'm winning, and it is making me happy and saving me money.  Apparently I'm…


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Searching Out the Discounts at Military.com

Have you spent any time perusing the Military.com Discounts page?  Every time I look, I find something that surprises me.  Like 10% off at Shoes.com…


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Getting Through Tough Times

I ran across an useful, if rather dry, website by the University of Illinois.  It offers very basic information about dealing with the toughest of…



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Brilliance on a Business Card (or 5)

Way past my bedtime last night, I stumbled over to The Simple Dollar and found this post that summarizes pretty much everything that is in…