There’s a tendency on the part of humans to think in terms of proportions. It’s easy, for example, to think you’re doing a great job saving $3 on a $8 package of paper towels — and then turn around and fail to save $300 on a $27,000 new car because “what the heck, if I’m […]
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How to Finance a Car and WIN!
If I asked you how you were going to finance your next car, chances are, I would get one of three responses: • Bank / Lender / Dealer Financing • Pay Cash • Lease (then get another or buy it out) If I asked which the best method is, most people would say “paying cash” […]
Got Ink? How to Get Paid for Your Ink Cartridges
This might be a no brainer, but I am sure someone out there is throwing money away by throwing away ink cartridges. You might be having them refilled or doing it yourself, but I have not had much success with that. For a long time, I took advantage of the Staples rewards program, where they […]
FiscallySound.com Has Joined the Yakezie Challenge
For those of you who are not aware, the Yakezie Challenge is a contest designed to encourage bloggers to take their blogging efforts to the next level. It might be the push I have need to stay on track, because I stay super busy as an entrepreneur and running a digital media agency. I blog […]
13 Tips for Eating Out On a Budget
Before I was married, I was not someone who was into budgets. Times were good and I dined out quite a bit without much regard for cost. I even justified the costs saying that my time was valuable and that it didn’t make sense to spend time budgeting. As I have matured, I have realized […]
CheckSmart’s Socially Irresponsible Advertising
I was driving down the street and I heard this commercial come on the radio. It’s not uncommon to hear ads for payday loan companies out here in Arizona, but this one stood out to me. Thankfully, it wasn’t because I needed a quick loan, but because I was really disappointed in what I heard. […]
5 Years With No Mortgage Payments?
Yes, you are reading this correctly. According to a CNN article today a Florida couple has been living in their home for the past 5 years and has not made a single mortgage payment. To be frank, it didn’t really surprise me. Florida was one of the hardest hit states by the real estate bubble […]
A Bank Account of One’s Own – Financial Advice for Women
This is a guest blog post by Meg Montgomery, founder of Women-Money-Power. My grandmother told me a great story once. I was writing a paper on Women’s Rights, and she sat me down and told me about one of the biggest power shifts that ever happened for women in this country. Not many people write […]