Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Purchasing Life Insurance on a Budget

By |March 30th, 2012|

The following is a guest post by Betsy Fallwell. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me.

I’ll admit that sometimes I look at our life insurance payment each month as a waste. However, life insurance does play a critical role in many financial […]

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Starting A Side Business

By |March 28th, 2012|

So far on my blog I’ve been focusing on general tips to save money and some of my personal financial mistakes. Maybe I’m just a pessimist and have been focusing on the negative.

This week I’ll switch it up a bit and share a bit about why I started a side business.

I’d have to […]

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End of March 2012 Blog Update

By |March 26th, 2012|

Well normally I try to do these update posts towards the end of the week. Lately I’ve just been trying to figure out how much time I can commit to this blog and still maintain balance in other areas of my life. I’ll try to establish a more consistent posting schedule soon.

If […]

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Folly Of Paying Someone To Cook For You

By |March 21st, 2012|

As I start preparing my income tax documents for last year, I have been struggling to come to terms with how I managed to waste so much money. Not only did I manage to spend a lot of money, I also have very little to show for it.

One major expense was a vacation […]

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Mid March 2012 Blog Update

By |March 20th, 2012|

First off, thanks for everyone who has supported me with my decision to step back a bit from blogging. I’ve been getting a lot of great advice, both through the comments here and via e-mail.

This was not announced as a long term decision though. I have every intention of keeping this blog […]

Cutting Back At Modest Money

By |March 14th, 2012|

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction my life is going. After such major changes, I guess that’s only natural.

During this shift in my life, I initially found it quite therapeutic to share some of my thoughts and feelings on this blog. Unfortunately I was using it more as a […]

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The Psychological Benefits of Living Modestly

By |March 12th, 2012|

Rick who blogs at Invest In 2012 is honored to be featured here as a guest blogger!

As media has shown us, the rich don’t necessarily live happier than the poor. I like to think of it like this. “Someone who’s rich might not live happily, but someone who’s poor definitely won’t live happily.” Hence, […]

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Beginning of March 2012 Blog Update

By |March 9th, 2012|

This has been a very interesting week in my life. Last month my girlfriend and I broke up and at the end of the month I moved to my own apartment. Suddenly faced with paying all bills on my own and a higher rent, I realized that I needed to get a […]

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The Mistake Of Buying An Expensive Car

By |March 7th, 2012|

Over the years I’ve made my share of financial mistakes. There were minor splurges here and there, but I see my biggest financial mistake every time I leave my apartment. Sitting outside my rundown apartment is my Ford Mustang, the most expensive car in the parking lot.

While I do take pride in […]

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The Decision To Get A New Job

By |March 5th, 2012|

After months of plugging away on a few different projects, I’ve decided that it’s time to get a job again.

It seems that I’ve been going through this cycle the last several years. I’ll work a job for a year or two and then I’ll get the itch to be my own boss again.

Usually it […]