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How To Really Save Money Shopping Online

The internet has made shopping a whole lot easier. It means I can sit at home in my pajamas and comparison shop a dozen sites in a half an hour while sipping a cup of tea.

That beats the exhaustion that comes from driving around to a bunch of different stores all day to compare prices and pick up stuff all over town.

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How To Go From $22k Per Year To Six Figures. A Real Guide (No Ivy League. Not Quick. Not Easy.)

There’s a lot of stories out there about people who make six figures, but not much on how exactly to do it.

Or you can find plenty of “get rich quick & easy” advice, encouraging you to take big risks for a big payoff. That’s great, but they neglect to mention all the people who did that and failed. They’re also short on specifics. “Come up with a million dollar business idea!” sounds great, but, um, how.

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Shame

Feeling shame can affect the way we live our lives, and especially how we spend our money.

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Tales of a Waitress

I truly do believe that everyone should be a server at least once in their life. It has given me such an appreciation of the job and has made me a better customer because I have an appreciation of what my servers do. While I enjoy the economic benefits of this job, it certainly does not come without its frustrations and “WTF!?” moments.

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Purchasing My Freedom: How I Reclaimed 6 Years of My Life

Looking at the math, he’s absolutely right — my response to spending impulses (hobbies, clothing, electronics…) determines whether I spend my life doggy paddling and gasping for air or become an olympic swimmer.

The mundane choices we make every day reverberate years into the future.

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Best Ways to Track Your Spending

About 78% of full-time workers are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent poll, even while earning a decent salary. However, since they do not know what exactly they are spending on, most people end up throwing away money that could have been saved.

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How to Save Money on Food

Based on my quick calculations, if we could save an additional $500 per month from here on out, we could not only lower the amount we need to save to reach FI by $150,000 – $171,000, but also shorten our time period to FI by about 1.5 years of our already aggressive goal of 9-10 years.

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