Are Expensive Shoes Worth It?

are expensive shoes worth it?

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Buy nice or buy twice

– My Mother, probably….I can’t remember

A couple of weeks ago I finally wore a hole through my foam-heeled $50 specials from Payless Shoes. Annoyed with having to go to the mall again so soon after Christmas, I turned to the internet and started researching cheap shoes vs. expensive shoes. I’ve always wanted a good set of leather boots, and I figured it was time to find out if expensive shoes are worth it.

The thing is, I tend to be pretty thrifty when buying for myself. While I’m happy to dole out the money to buy nicer things for my wife and children (when we can afford it), it’s hard for me to give myself the same treatment. I’m not sure why. 

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How To Automate Your Finances To Help You Save Money

Budgeting With multiple bank accounts

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For most people, the hardest part of achieving any goal is staying committed to it. Whether you’re trying to pay down debt, save money, lose weight, learn a new skill or something else, you can only succeed if stick with it over the long-term.

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Why I Finally Bought A New (To Me) Car

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Over the last ten years, I have driven pieces of crap almost exclusively. I’ve had a few Geo Metros, a Ford Festiva, a scooter and a 30 year old motorcycle to name a few. Naturally, we’ve always made sure that we have one good vehicle for my wife to drive but couldn’t ever justify buying myself something decent for just a brief commute to work.

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26 Budget Hacks That Will Save You Money

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Getting your family on a budget can be really hard. Keeping your family on a budget is even harder! Over the years I’ve learned lots of budget hacks to help my family stay on track.

This blog is all about helping parents win with their money by getting out of debt and saving their cash. Below are some of the best budget hacks that I know of. Some of these tips are things that we do in our household and some are things that our friends to to stay on budget.

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The One Thing You Should Start Saving For Today…

saving for christmas

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Effective personal finance is all about being prepared right?

We need to be prepared for a layoff, prepared for a major home expense that pops up out of nowhere. If I bail while snowboarding (trying to keep up with friends who are way better than me), I need to be prepared if I’m off work for a month healing.

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Why I Don’t Care About My Credit Score

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I wanted a credit card SOOO bad.

At 18 years old, I was flat broke and living in a friend’s basement. For the life of me, I can’t recall how I justified applying for a credit card when I had no money. I’m sure that I just thought this is what responsible adults do. I remember sitting in the living room and filling out my first credit application. It was a Mastercard of some sort.

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5 Common Pieces Of Crappy Financial Advice

crappy financial advice

Everybody receives financial advice.

Most of us don’t ask for it, but well-intentioned people offer it up anyways. Some of it is helpful. Maybe a wise parent or grandparent taught you to start investing for retirement from your first paycheck or keep an emergency fund. Much of the financial advice that has come my way however, has been less than useful.

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8 Good Reasons Not To Buy A New Car

reasons not to buy a new car

So here you are, seriously considering purchasing a brand new vehicle. The truth is, you’re probably already looking at new cars. You may even be planning to buy one shortly.

You probably have a lot of friends that drive new vehicles. You’ve been in them. They’re comfortable, classy, sexy and probably destroying your friend’s finances for the foreseeable future.

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25 Things You Should NEVER Pay Full Price For

 

Things you should never pay full price for

Who doesn’t love a good deal? In this post, I’m going to show you how to save hundreds of dollars per month on things that you already buy. Do you ever think about how many times in a week you just whip out your credit card and pay what a store is asking?

Do you realize you could be throwing away hundreds of dollars per month?

I’m always on the hunt for a good deal, I guess you could say it’s in my blood. My father is a salesperson’s worst nightmare.

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