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Should You Stop Carrying Cash?

by Jessica Sommerfield · 27 comments

Welcome to the age of electronic fund transfers, debit and credit cards, and online banking. Carrying actual cash in your wallet is now optional, while paying with plastic has become the convenient choice. A recent survey from Bankrate indicated that 9% of Americans carry no cash at all. Of those who do carry it, the […]

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I’m sure I’ll get some disagreement with this decision, but I’m a big boy and I can take it. Here’s the story: I’m a personal finance blogger, I just financed our new (to us) van with a six-year loan, and I honestly think it was a good decision. At the end of January, my wife […]

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Not too long ago, CNN Money reported on an international assessment of teenagers and financial literacy. The test, which was administered to 15-year-old students in 18 countries, ranked the United States in the middle. The top results went to Chinese students, with students in Belgium, Estonia, New Zealand, and Australia also scoring quite well. In […]

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Financially prepping for summer vacation includes budgeting for hotels, flights, gas, and activities. Of course, it also includes an allowance for fun spending on souvenirs and memorabilia. What you might be forgetting is a vital, undetermined expense of your vacation: food. Food expenses are one of the most over-looked and under-budgeted aspects of vacation planning. […]

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I love getting things for free, so I was excited when my wife said she’d won free movie tickets through a Facebook promotion by a local television station. The tickets were for a pre-release viewing of a comedy that wasn’t due to hit theaters for several weeks. Free tickets to an unreleased movie? Count me […]

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To this day, many people pursue the American Dream of owning a home. But if you can’t afford to buy a house, have lost your home, or are unable to sell without a loss, you’re probably desperate for lower-cost housing options. Here are a few alternatives to the traditional American Dream: 4 Low-Cost Housing Ideas […]

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