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Online Banking Rocks My World

Today I have a guest post from Michelle. Michelle is the owner of the blog, The Shop My Closet Project. She is an accidental hipster without the cynicism and irregular bathing. She loves, travel, fashion, is a foodie, obsessed with Perrier water, loves her home state of Colorado, and just wants people to be happy. As a GenXer I exist in a strange space when it comes to the use of technology and it’s role in how I run my personal affairs. I am specifically intrigued and bemused by my initial … Read More...

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Frugalween!

Frugalween…no, that's not the German word for Halloween, it's the Brangelina name for a Frugal Halloween. Genius eh? OK, I'm sure someone else has already come up with that one. Anyway, many people this time of year face the delimma: To Halloween or Not-to-Halloween? For many, not doing Halloween is a no-brainer, because they really don't like that holiday. I…am not one of those people. I fricken love Halloween! When I was a little kid, Halloween decorations hardly existed aside from the … Read More...

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Shuffle Up & Deal

Caesars Casino is widely considered the gold standard in the casino and entertainment world. Its reputation speaks volumes about what players can expect from this illustrious brand. That self-same excellence is now available to online casino players throughout the state of New Jersey. Atlantic City casinos are experiencing a variety of challenges, and 4 casinos have already been shuttered this year. That leaves 8 casinos in operation along New Jersey’s famed Atlantic City boardwalk. The good … Read More...

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Wacky Wednesday

I'm going to step away from money talk for a bit, since I really can't think of one concrete PF subject to write about this week! Gahhhh! Hey, life isn't ALWAYS about money, saving, debt, retirement, right? Sometimes you just have to get some random thoughts out of your head…thinking of it as…thought-cleansing…oh that's SO LA of me. :) I should start a thought-cleansing bar…talk about a money-maker! People would eat that shit up if I could convince them it was the latest health fad. Wehre was … Read More...

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A Game of Inches?

I got back from Detroit last Wednesday, and since then I've been in a bit of a funk…something just feels...off, and I can't quite figure out what. First of all a quick recap of Detroit. In total the "vacation" (I put vacation in quotes because traveling back to your hometown doesn't necessarily feel like a vacation, at least not to me) cost me $210. $100 of that was for my cat sitter, $10 was the cost of my Southwest flight (I used points), and $100 was spending money. Here is a quick rundown … Read More...

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What I Know About Myself and Money

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I turn 44. Lots of 4's in there, since it's on 10/14/14. Is that some kind of positive omen? Hope so! I stole borrowed the theme of today's post from O Magazine. She always has the "What I Know for Sure" section in her magazine. I think what I can tell you I know "for absolute sure" is that I really know very little. :) I'm always going to be a work in progress who is learning and growing, but there are a few things I have figured out about myself  and my views on money … Read More...

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Falling for Fall

Well I'm back in Detroit after an uneventful day of flying on Wednesday. As we were landing, I got a nice overhead view of all the changing leaves on the trees. Ah yes, the change of scenery has been nice. When I stepped out of the car at my dad's house the air was cool and crisp. All that was missing was the comforting scent of a freshly baked apple pie. I'll settle for my stepmom's homemade shepherd's pie. "And why yes, I would love some chardonnay!" At night when everyone went to bed … Read More...