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Why I Hate This Tax Season and Why It Hates Me Back

Tax season is upon us (in case you have not noticed it yet.) I noticed it a long time ago, and not because I really enjoy this time of the year or find it fascinating. If anything, I find it cumbersome. Quite disturbing. Alarming. I pick a night to work on my taxes, I pour myself a glass of wine,… Read more »

Ten Things You Gain When You Stop Being Cheap

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Reason. Yes, you gain reason. You simply stop thinking that you can get a lot of stuff for free. You stop asking to pay $15 for a five star service. You stop insulting people who ask you to pay for their service and deliver ten times more. Understanding. You stop caring about the price that you going to pay. Instead,… Read more »

Lucille’s Mid-Life Musings: Money Can Buy Self-Love!

I’ve got a new writer for My Broken Coin. I was debating for quite a while if I should get some help. As you all know my work has been rough on me in the past few months. Finally, I’ve decided that it was time for me to look for a writer. I know some bloggers are against hiring writers… Read more »

What I Wish I Knew About Life and Finances In My 20s

I was born in the Soviet Republic of Lithuania. My financial education was nonexistent for about two decades after my birth. Neither my mother, nor my grandmother ever talked to me about financial management. Money was not a taboo, it was just the way everyone was raised in our family: you lived from paycheck to paycheck, sometimes asking for advance,… Read more »

5 Signs You’re a Spendaholic

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I am currently on vacation. While I am enjoying my time off , some great bloggers, who are also my good friends, are keeping this blog alive. Enjoy their posts and make sure to check out their blogs. Believe me, these blogs rock.  This is a guest post from Andrea at So Over Debt, a single mom blogging about her… Read more »

Why We Lie About Money

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People tend to lie about money. I have yet to meet a person who would never say a lie, even a small lie. Some of us choose to conveniently omit truth. Some of us choose to tell so called “white lies.” Some of us blatantly make up stories to make ourselves look good. Some of us lie to avoid trouble…. Read more »

How Much Your Car Really Costs You?

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Sometimes I think that my Honda Element costs me a fortune. I especially feel this way when I fill the car up with gas. Or when we take it for an oil change. Somehow we always end up with repairs, and, as I call it, despairs. However, I have to admit that our Honda is a good car. We don’t… Read more »

Life Insurance: Products, Needs, and Basic Understanding

How much financial planning do you do? My financial planning goes as far as making sure all the bills are paid, 401K deduction set in place, budget followed (to a certain extend), our savings stays untouched at least for a little while. Unexpectedly, a new dimension was added to my financial planning routine. The other day one of my coworkers… Read more »