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Almost one year ago, our family made the move from Chicago to Tucson, Arizona.  Honestly, I wasn’t that excited to be moving so far away from my family in the Midwest, but we thought the move would only be for two or three years.  The move was a smart…
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It’s been a while since I last wrote about Swagbucks.  A little over a year to be exact.  And almost 3 years before that.  I’ve been using Swagbucks for a long time, I guess.  What is Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a rewards program.  You earn rewards called…
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Are you subscribed to the Beating Broke Newsletter?  If not, you just missed the May 2015 edition of it.  You can read it online though!  Check out the May 2015 edition of the Beating Broke Newsletter. If you aren’t subscribed, consider doing so here.…
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On January 15th, 2015, the Swiss National Bank eliminated it’s cap on the Swiss Franc in regards to the Euro.  What does that mean?  Well, up until that day, the SNB had said that the value of a Franc would be tied to the value of a Euro.  Under that…
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Confessions of a Professional Blogger By: Miranda Marquit Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Miranda.  My policy on books I receive free copies of is that I don’t review them unless I like them. How many of us, myself included, don’t jump at…
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My husband and I recently bought a house, and we’d like to plump up our emergency fund just in case we have a large house expense.  (Because, of course, when you have little savings, expensive things start to break.  It’s the law of nature, right?) To…
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Are you ready for a big emergency?  Do you have the required 6 to 12 months’ emergency fund? I can hear your groan now.  Who has enough extra money to put aside 6 to 12 months in the bank?  If you have expenses of $3,000 a month, an ample emergency fund…
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I recently saw an article on Yahoo! that said only 28% of today’s kids do chores versus 82% of kids from our generation. I don’t know about you, but I had chores when I was growing up.  I took care of our pets, washed the dishes, and helped clean the…
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Read today's post to get our take.  Leave your take in the comments. http://www.beatingbroke.com/no-ideal-time-contribute-retirement/
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If you’ve been reading here for very long, you’ll know that I’ve been posting and discussing my Lending Club returns since the end of 2011.  For the first year or so, I updated with quarterly updates.   I didn’t do that in 2014.  Part of the reason for…
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You likely know Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending site that offers personal loans to individuals as well as the chance for personal investors to invest by lending money to individuals. Now, however, Lending Club is expanding their services and…
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