Cord Cutting
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I’m a Cord Cutter, Are You?

What Started the Madness? There is a lot of hype over being a cord cutter. A little over 2 years ago I received my Verizon Fios bill and it went up over $50. From approximately $139 to $189. So I did the normal reactionary move, and called Verizon and asked for the latest discount, or to waive the new increase. The rep said my current pricing is the best they can do for me. Meanwhile, I had in my hand an ad they mailed me that said $79.99 for TV, Phone and Internet. “That’s for new customers.” The rep claimed….

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Dave Ramsey for Kids?

Dave Ramsey for Kids? Saw a deal on Amazon for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace for Kids… It’s called Financial Peace Junior. Seriously… Financial Peace…. For KIDS. So I ordered it… When it arrived, the kids opened it, and they thought it was a board game..HA! WRONG!… My oldest daughter is always asking for money and recently started babysitting. I figured this may be a good idea… I’ll let you know… Has anyone used it for their kids? That’s Dad Stuff

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Teach Kids about Money Give Spend Save Jars
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Teach Kids about Money – Give Save Spend

Teach Kids About Money: My wife and I have been on and off the Dave Ramsey bandwagon for 5 years now. The Dave Ramsey Baby Steps have really changed how we manage our money. (Be on the lookout for my Dave Ramsey post in the near future!) The way you manage your money will be the financial foundation for your kids. Believe it or not, your kids are watching you and how you manage your money. Talk about the credit card? Use the credit card? Your kids will believe that credit cards are good and OK to use. Use coupons?…

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Kids Waste Water Water heater math
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Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math

Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math: I have a 10 and a 13-year-old. They both like showers and that’s a good thing and all, but man, they take very long showers. It never fails, after they take their shower, there isn’t enough hot water for me. Now before you say, “You need a bigger water heater”, its 55 gallons and simply put it boils down to the amount of time in the shower.  That’s Dad Stuff  @thatsdadstuff So I gave the kids a lesson in “water heater math”.  Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math I took the kids…

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Easy Money
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Easy Money

Easy Money…I am usually pretty skeptical when it comes to ways to make easy money. I have heard friends say that they got a check for $50 for simply buying stuff online. My first thought was… yea right. What’s the catch? Another friend made $125. After interrogating them for a while about their get rich quick scheme, they dangled the carrot in front of me a little more. All they were doing was going to their favorite online stores, buying what they would normally buy, and they are getting a percentage back. They claim it’s just too easy. So I…

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