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- 29: Last Minute Halloween Treat Ideas for People Who Forgot to Buy Candy
- 23: 5 Things You Should Never Buy at Costco
- 21: Are You Sure Your Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations Are Set Up Properly?
- 17: Keep Warm Without Burning Through Your Budget
- 13: How Much Will You Spend This Halloween?
- 08: Book Review – Go Fresh Cookbook
- 06: 10 Ways You’re Wasting Money
- 01: Essential Resume Tips That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job
September 2014 (10)
- 29: New Logo, New Look, New Tagline
- 25: Debt Snowball vs Debt Avalanche – Which is Better?
- 21: Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution
- 14: Book Review – Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
- 12: Do You Work On Vacation?
- 09: The Importance of Life Insurance
- 08: Celebrity Body Parts Are Expensive to Insure
- 05: Friday Fun – Top Reads and Mahna Mahna
- 03: Travel Hacking Tip – Get $400 Worth of Free Travel
- 01: Back from Vacation and Ready to Kick Some Ass
August 2014 (8)
- 21: Will You Be the Next Entrepreneur Success Story?
- 18: These Buyer Incentives Will Get Your Home Sold Fast
- 15: Friday Fun
- 13: What is a 401k Plan and How Does It Work?
- 11: Backyard Projects and Wish List
- 06: NFL Extra Points Credit Card Review
- 04: Capital One 360 Online Savings Review
- 01: Teaching Your Kids to Appreciate What They Have
July 2014 (6)
- 29: Conducting Cashless POS Transactions: A Beginner’s Guide
- 22: Williams Sonoma Credit Card Review – The Perfect Credit Card for People Who Like to Cook
- 21: How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?
- 11: 4 Money Lessons I Learned From Samurai Jack
- 06: Goodbye Mom
- 01: My SitterCity Review – How to Find a Babysitter
June 2014 (11)
- 26: Investing in Lego and Other Collectibles
- 24: What Batman Taught Me About Blogging
- 21: Stupid Business Catch Phrases and Buzz Words
- 20: Develop an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Child This Summer
- 17: What Scrooge McDuck Taught Me About Money and Life
- 11: Is Walmart Family Mobile a Bargain or a Bust?
- 09: 5 Reasons to Open a PO Box Address
- 06: Getting Dinner on the Table on Busy Week Nights
- 05: Update On My Amazon Complaint
- 04: Amazon Customer Service is…Unimpressive
- 02: Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
May 2014 (11)
- 29: Is It Time to Ditch the Telephone Book?
- 27: 99 Words on Being Snubbed
- 24: When You’re Sick of Getting Screwed by Bank Fees…
- 19: Setting Mom Up in Long Term Care
- 18: How to Have an Organic Garden Even If You Rent
- 16: Likability Will Help You Succeed in the Workplace
- 14: My Most Foolish Purchases Ever
- 12: How to Make the Most of Your 401k
- 08: 7 Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Guarantee You’ll Spend the Night on the Couch
- 05: The Real Cost of Owning a Car
- 01: How to Start a Fashion Business – The Essentials
April 2014 (5)
- 30: Would You Quit Your Job If You Worked For Donald Sterling?
- 17: Parents ‘Frozen’ Out of Merchandise From Hit Movie
- 15: 12 Times It’s Okay To Be Cheap
- 07: Darth Vader’s Top 5 Tips For Saving Money
- 01: 5 Reasons an Online Business Beats Brick and Mortar
March 2014 (7)
- 27: Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard Review
- 24: Give the Kids Chores to Save Your Sanity
- 17: Not Another Review of Turbo Tax 2014
- 10: Do You Play the Lottery?
- 07: Is Increasing Your Deductible Really a Good Idea?
- 05: 7 Smart Things To Do With Your Tax Refund
- 03: How to Declutter Your Home and Turn Your Trash into Cash
February 2014 (9)
- 28: Benefits of Blogging – Are You Taking Advantage of These?
- 25: Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast for Smoother Service
- 24: How to Establish Credit
- 20: Baseball Player Blows Off $52 Million Offer Because He Was On Vacation
- 19: 7 Killer Resources for Bloggers and Freelance Writers
- 17: Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
- 14: Consumers Prepare to Get Screwed by Proposed Merger of Comcast and Time Warner
- 10: Tips for First Time Home Buyers
- 03: How to Handle Financial Setbacks
January 2014 (11)
- 31: The Travelocity Rewards American Express Card Review
- 29: 5 Facts About Personal Umbrella Insurance
- 27: Will the Super Bowl Really Help the Local Economy?
- 24: Frugal Ways to Find Kids Winter Gear
- 22: How to Keep Young Kids Entertained Without Spending a Penny
- 20: How I Cut My Home Insurance Bill by $734
- 18: Weekend Reading – The Polar Vortex Edition
- 15: How to Consolidate Your Debt
- 13: This New Year, Consider Setting Goals as a Family
- 08: People Spend More Money On “Free” Apps Than Paid Apps
- 02: My Goals for 2014
December 2013 (8)
- 31: A Look Back At Our Top Posts From 2013
- 30: Do You Lie to Yourself About Your Finances?
- 20: 2014 Stock Market Holidays
- 12: Creating Business Relationships as a Blogger
- 10: Top 10 TV Christmas Specials
- 05: Top 100 Blogs for Personal Finance Fanatics
- 03: Infographic on Credit Scores
- 02: Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Life?
November 2013 (6)
- 24: Deep Fried Turkey – The Only Way to Cook Your Bird
- 14: Freelance Writing vs Building Your Own Blog
- 07: Changing Your Mindset from Employee to Entrepreneur
- 04: Digging Yourself Out of Debt
- 04: How and Where to Invest Your Money Wisely
- 01: 6 Tips for Traveling with Young Children
October 2013 (9)
- 23: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35
- 22: 4 Bad Business Decisions That Brought Down Darth Vader and the Empire
- 18: 6 Ways to Save at Warehouse Clubs
- 15: Damn, I’m Glad I Don’t Work for Macy’s
- 14: Coolest Stock Certificates
- 11: The Adventures of Forever Poor Guy
- 09: 5 Drawbacks to Working from Home
- 07: The Real Cost of Owning a Home
- 02: Ready to Quit? 4 Motivating Tips for Achieving Your Goals
September 2013 (10)
- 30: Wealthy Turtle Has a New Look!
- 27: Should A Woman Quit Her Job to Stay Home with Her Child?
- 25: How Does Your State Rate? An Interactive Map of the Economy
- 23: The Ultimate Beer Can Chicken Recipe
- 20: What Other Bloggers Are Talking About #2
- 18: Recap of Our Disney World Vacation
- 16: 4 Places to Sell Your Stuff and Make Some Cash
- 13: 99 Words On…Seat Belt Laws
- 11: How to Lose a Customer in Two Minutes Flat
- 09: Emergency Funds 101
August 2013 (9)
- 29: Free College Education For Your Kids. . .If You’re Willing to Move
- 26: Man Pays Insurance Settlement in Quarters
- 22: How We Afford Our Kids
- 20: Building Good Credit Early for a Better Credit Score
- 13: If You’re Creative, You Can Cap College Costs Using These 6 Strategies
- 10: What Other Bloggers Are Talking About #1
- 08: Costco Pays Employees Double What Other Companies Do
- 06: How To Keep Up With Technology Without Breaking Your Budget
- 01: You Can Keep Up with The Joneses Without Going Broke
July 2013 (7)
- 30: How to Keep Your Kids Safe in a Crowded Place
- 25: Are You Making These Common Money Mistakes?
- 18: Now Is The Perfect Time to Buy for Winter
- 16: The Real Cost of Owning a Pool
- 10: Why Targeted Savings Goals Are Vital to Building Wealth
- 08: 6 Ways to Get Your Work Done When The Kids Are Home For the Summer
- 01: Earn $176 in Bonuses with Capital One 360 (3 Days Only!)
June 2013 (7)
- 20: Work at Home Parent with Limited Time? Try This Trick to Prioritize Your Work
- 18: 20 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
- 13: If You Have Children, You Can Afford a Life Insurance Policy
- 10: Finally, PROOF That Costco Prices Are Cheapest
- 07: Introducing Elude the Cube
- 05: The Single Best Financial Tip for College Grads
- 03: 4 Ways to Save Money When Giving a Wedding or Baby Shower Gift
May 2013 (8)
- 30: Stop The Summer Slide with These Great Online Educational Programs
- 24: Mortgage Escrow Accounts Explained
- 22: Does Your Child Need a Big Birthday Party Every Year?
- 20: Dividend Aristocrats List -The Best Dividend Paying Stocks
- 17: Black Market Disney Guides and Link
- 15: Book Review – How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?
- 13: Earn Extra Money Picking Up Poop
- 06: 6 Ways to Deal with Stress as a Work at Home Parent
April 2013 (11)
- 29: Top 5 Millionaire Television Characters
- 24: Hey Suze, Telling Mom to Get a Job Won’t Help This Family
- 22: Will These Five Stores Still Be Open in Five Years?
- 16: The Dangers of Trying to Time the Market
- 15: Tax Day Freebies and Discounts
- 11: Famous Money Quotes to Get You Inspired and Motivated
- 09: 5 Smart Ways the College Graduate can Manage Debt
- 07: Five Money Mistakes to Avoid
- 05: Wealthy Turtle is a Year Old!
- 03: Car Buying Tips and Tricks
- 01: 6 Factors That Can Make You Wealthy
March 2013 (12)
- 29: Who Needs Toys and Clothes? Give a Child the Gift of an Investment
- 28: The Difference Between Income and Wealth
- 25: Great Reads You May Have Missed
- 21: How to Avoid Feeling Isolated and Lonely When Working from Home
- 18: Is the Costco Membership Fee a Bargain or a Scam?
- 14: Will Playing the Lottery Cost You Your Retirement?
- 12: Could You Survive Without a Television? Would You?
- 11: 99 Words On…Income Diversification
- 07: The Minimalist Guide To Car Detailing: Leave the Pros Out of It
- 05: Book Review – Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen
- 04: Increase Your Income by Getting a Side Gig
- 01: Sharebuilder Cuts Prices for Online Trades
February 2013 (12)
- 28: The Demise and Rebirth of the Twinkie
- 22: Do It Yourself or Call in the Pros?
- 21: Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
- 20: Low Cost Investing Options
- 18: 7 Things I Learned Watching Honeymooners Re-runs
- 15: 6 Ways to Save Money While Job Hunting
- 13: 5 Ways to Work From Home with Young Children
- 11: The Dark Side of Compound Interest
- 06: Quick Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting College Financial Aid
- 05: 99 Words On…Being a Deadbeat
- 04: Valentine’s Day Gifts and $100 Contest
- 03: Super Bowl and Links
January 2013 (15)
- 31: Discover it® Card Review
- 30: Think Eating Healthy Is Expensive? Think Again
- 29: Make Your Retirement Dreams a Reality
- 25: 4 Exercise Alternatives to Joining the Gym
- 23: The Power of Compound Interest
- 21: Roth IRAs vs Traditional IRAs – Which is Best for You?
- 18: Shrinking Paychecks and Some Good Reading
- 16: Moving? Think Twice Before Selling Your Home
- 15: 99 Words On…
- 14: How to Budget When You Are Broke
- 11: 2013 Federal Income Tax Brackets
- 09: Pay as You Earn Plan May Provide Student Loan Relief
- 07: Would You Borrow From Your 401k to Start a Business?
- 04: What the Fiscal Cliff Tax Changes Mean to You
- 01: $100 Contest to Help Your Finances in 2013
December 2012 (13)
- 31: New Years Resolutions That Will Improve Your Finances
- 28: 3 Valuable Business Lessons From Restaurant Impossible
- 26: The Power of Habit – Book Review
- 23: A Festivus Link Festival
- 21: 7 Awesome Jobs That Offer Student Loan Forgiveness
- 19: Are You Leaving Money on the Table with Your 401k?
- 18: 12 Ways to Make Extra Money for Debt Repayment or Emergency Savings
- 13: Triple Your Returns By Investing in Dividend Stocks
- 12: Seven Characteristics of The Millionaire Next Door
- 07: IBM Overhauls Its 401k Plan Plus Weekend Reading
- 06: Hardship Withdrawal Rules Relaxed for Hurricane Sandy Victims
- 05: Stock Market Holidays 2013
- 04: 8 Items You Shouldn’t Buy Until After Christmas
November 2012 (6)
- 29: The 5 Most Common Interview Questions HR Managers Ask
- 26: 3 Ways to Help Your Child Pay for College If You Started Saving Late
- 23: Why Is It Called Black Friday?
- 15: 4 Lifestyle Changes to Make to Find Money to Save for Your Child’s College Education
- 12: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy
- 01: Emergency Funds and a $100 Giveaway
October 2012 (11)
- 31: Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
- 26: Top 7 Tips to Help You Retire in Style
- 24: Homer Simpson’s Top Ten Business Ideas
- 22: Dave Ramsey’s Newly Revised, 2012 Financial Peace University Kit: A Review
- 19: Yankees Eliminated and Some Cool Links
- 17: Managing Your Travel Budget
- 15: What is Your Debt to Credit Ratio (And Why Should You Care)
- 10: Book Review – Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam
- 08: 5 Ways to Learn About Investing
- 04: How to Handle Money Matters After Tying the Knot
- 02: Dividend Growth Ebook Review
September 2012 (11)
- 29: Carnival of Financial Camaraderie – September 29, 2012
- 28: 5 Resume Mistakes That Will Sink Your Hopes of Landing a Job
- 26: Paying Off Debt Fast with the Snowflake Method
- 23: 50 Personal Finance Blogs You Had Better Be Reading
- 19: 5 Lessons From The Agape World Scandal
- 17: Three Ways to Still Have Fun While Paying Down Debt
- 14: Pros and Cons of Opening a Franchise
- 12: Questions You Should Expect from Your Mortgage Lender
- 10: The Millionaire Next Door – Book Review
- 04: An Emergency Fund Is Not Just Cash in the Bank
- 03: Labor Day Roundup
August 2012 (7)
- 29: The Rule of 72
- 27: Tax-Deferred Accounts Aren’t Always the Best Option
- 24: Forever Poor Guy – Gap Insurance Edition
- 22: Life Insurance is a Vital Component of Any Financial Plan
- 20: Gross Income vs Net Income
- 13: Advantages of Dividend Investing
- 06: Selling Your Home? Think Like an Appraiser Instead of an Owner
July 2012 (7)
- 25: 6 Mistakes That Will Sink Your Small Business
- 20: Four Questions Your Home Insurance Company Will Ask About Your New Home
- 18: I Got Paid $60 to Eat French Fries and So Can You
- 13: Moving Day and Links
- 09: House Hunting? Expect to See Some Crazy Stuff…
- 06: 7 Potholes on the Road to Retirement
- 02: What Adam Sandler Taught Me About Priorities
June 2012 (10)
- 29: The Week’s Best in Personal Finance
- 27: How Much Should We Tax Tobacco Products?
- 20: Are You Frugal or Just Cheap?
- 18: I Don’t Understand Extreme Couponing
- 15: Fathers Day and Links
- 13: Are the Mets a Shrewd Investment or a Suckers Bet?
- 11: Five Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Retirement
- 08: Isaac Newton’s Guide to Personal Finance
- 04: Do Your Coworkers Secretly Hate You?
- 01: Stanley Cup Finals and Links
May 2012 (11)
- 30: The Key to Building Wealth is to Spend Less Than You Earn
- 25: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Website?
- 23: 5 Keys to Stock Market Success
- 21: Top 10 Rejected Lottery Slogans
- 18: Student Loan Drama and Links
- 16: 5 Money Leaks That Are Draining Your Wallet
- 14: Dividend Investing in Plain English
- 11: Taking on J Money’s Million Dollar Club Challenge
- 07: Beware the Poetry Contest Scam
- 04: Chicago Concert and Links
- 02: Retirement Reality Check
April 2012 (10)
- 30: Rising Gas Prices Don’t Just Hurt At The Pump
- 25: 7 Really Bizarre Ways People Make Money on Fiverr
- 23: When You Should Adjust Your W-4 Tax Withholding
- 20: Two Week Checkup and Links
- 18: Will Generation X Be Ready For Retirement?
- 16: Where to Find Money to Invest
- 13: When is the Best Time to Buy a New Car?
- 11: Should You Buy Life Insurance For Children?
- 09: If You Want to Build Wealth You Need to Take Action!
- 05: What to Expect from Wealthy Turtle
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