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Consumerism: Affluenza and Regular Bouts of Temporary Amnesia

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  It’s official – I’m suffering from affluenza and regular bouts of temporary amnesia. I say this as I find myself in an ever increasing consumeristic mindset. The particular strain of affluenza I have succumbed to is aspirational. I can’t afford full blown affluence yet and I sometimes… Read more »

What Would You Take With You in Case of a Fire?

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by a feeling of guilt. No, I did not hurt anyone, I did not steal anything, I did not lie, and no, I did not go on a binge shopping trip (not that I did not want to!) I’ve been feeling guilty because I feel that I became too materialistic, too attached to stuff. If… 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 »

Frugal or Socially Impaired? Neither!

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It did not happen all at once, but rather it happened over time. I stopped going out to work lunches as often as I used to. I stopped going to coffee shops with co-workers. I started to bring my own lunches and my own coffee to work. Surprisingly enough, I do not miss the fancy lattes that I used to… Read more »

Would You Date a Guy From a Trailer Park?

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This article was featured in the following carnivals: Yakezie Carnival at Prairie Eco Thrifter Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money Totally Money at Family Money Values Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash Carnival of Financial Planning at Skilled Investor Blog  I try not to judge a book by it’s cover because usually the cover very seldom reveals… Read more »

What I am Changing in 2012

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Usually I don’t make any New Year’s resolutions. I never felt that I had to do it. I liked the feeling of freedom of a resolution-less year. I felt free to chose, adjust, and move forward without constantly looking back over my shoulder and questioning myself if my actions are in line or on track with my pre-set, pre-determined declarations…. Read more »