Kyle Bales

Valentine’s Day: Really Invented To Rip You Off?

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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are projected to spend $17.6 Billion celebrating Valentine’s Day… Wow that’s a lot. That number is so large, it’s got me wondering… what exactly is Valentine’s Day for? The pessimist claims V-Day is a creation by Hallmark and other retailers to make up for the post-holiday sales hangover. [...]

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A Lesson In Money You Won’t Find In A Classroom

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Financial education is underrated and rare, and even when it’s there the wrong things are too often taught. Too much emphasis is put on spreadsheets and adding/subtracting numbers to get figures that are supposed to signify something but just flat out don’t. When it comes to money, knowledge is power. You have to have knowledge [...]

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‘Tis Better To Have Invested And Lost Than Never To Have Invested At All

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Money is hard to figure out. Even after reading books, blogs, and listening to some major gurus talk about it, I still find it to be a very hard concept to not only grasp, but to explain. But when it makes sense, oh is it glorious. The first time money started to make sense to [...]

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The Ultimate Budgeting Guide For Moms

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Budgeting just your own finances is tough and intimidating enough. But budgeting for you plus a family? That requires nothing short of a Herculean effort. It’s a full time job in addition to being a parent, and spouse and it’s no wonder it’s so much easier in the short run to just avoid…. But it can’t be [...]

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2011 : The Year In Budgets – How Did You Do?

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The holidays have come and gone, and we hope yours were great! I myself, received a 12 piece set of pots and pans. I’m still trying to figure out whether it’s going to help improve my (very) sub-par cooking skills, or just encourage me to cook more bad food. Let’s hope for the sake of [...]

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Stop Wasting Money On Getting Your Oil Changed Too Often

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Do you get your oil changed every 3-4k miles? If so, you could be wasting your money. As crazy as it sounds, it turns out most manufacturers recommend closer to 7,500 – 10,000 miles between oil changes. So why the heck have I been getting my oil changed twice as frequently as recommended?! Apparently I’m [...]

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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Show Us The Dumbest Thing You Ever Bought

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The holidays are upon us so we decided it’s time to give something away. And what better than $25 at Amazon? With all the cool stories we heard from our readers after Matt’s recent post about the dumbest thing he ever bought, we decided there must be some other great stories out there about embarrassing [...]

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5 Universal Gifts That Will Make You A Christmas Legend

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It’s December which means Christmas lights, changing weather, tight budgets, and of course some serious brainstorming about what kinds of gifts to buy. It seems simple enough to pick out a gift for a relative, friend, or loved one at first glance, I mean it’s a present right? If you’re like me it is easy [...]

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Dear Santa, This Year I’d Like To Be Tim Tebow

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Picture this: It’s 4th quarter, the Broncos are down, and this is the last chance they’ll get to score to avoid a loss. The game is at home and the fans won’t forget this one if they lose. No matter who’s fault it is, one man takes the blame. Tim Tebow. But the outcome of [...]

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What Interviewing Keith Weber Taught Me About Retirement

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Ever seen that movie About Schmidt? I’m not sure if I love the movie or hate it. It’s a good movie, but to be honest, it leaves me with a really bad taste in my mouth. I don’t want to end up like Schmidt –regretful, ignored by my family, and ultimately bored during my retirement [...]

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