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Lisa Stansbury
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For all my CC rewards and points fans -- Chase Freedom slipped us another 5% cash back on items bought through Amazon up to 10%....  But the Deadline is TODAY.

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Pay Off the Mortgage or Not?
Just my opinion, but.... this hotly contested question is really the wrong question to ask.  Which is why there is so much debate about it, perhaps.      The important question to ask is "how much does housing cost me every year?"    And the answer tells yo...

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5 More Reasons to Escae the Corporate Cube & How - Money In Real Life Stories
  6.  You want to be (a
little) like Sofia Varga .    She's savvy, hip,
wise, and quietly building her own media empire.  Latinas
are dropping out of Corporate America and cutting their own paths to financial
AND emotional well-being.  7. You Can Exit the P...

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Financial Freedom: 5 Reasons to Run from the Corporate Cube
I've been out of the corporate cube for two months.  I've seen it from both sides.  Being on the outside looks and feels a lot better.  Here's 5 Reasons Why: 1.  It's tough to earn financial freedom in one lifetime by working for someone else If you still n...

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Financial Freedom: Decluttering Your Way to Freedom. Watch Out for Those Emotional Barriers
From 2600 square feet (2010) to 1500 in 2010.    From 1500 square feet to   697 square feet in 2014.   I’ve cut my living space and stuff by 66% in
the last five years and never felt freer or happier.   But each time I scaled down, I had to step
over and to...

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Finally Financially Independent: Can You Live a Rich Life on $3,000 a Month?
Yesterday was my last day at Megacorp (gulp) and I'm not 65 years old yet, I'm not even 59 1/2!   Anxious?  Excited?  Terrified?  Yes, yes, yes.    Is it something that you could do too?  Yes, you too. Call it semi-retirement, retirement, a mini-retirement,...

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Financial Freedom: The Best Frugal Tips Starting with Coffee
Maybe it's because I live in South Louisiana, sometimes called "French" Louisiana.  This part of the state just drips with warm weather, great food, free music festivals and other creative talents shared with all.    And we share some of the same "frugal, s...

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Is Frugal Becoming the New Black?
I like how we are beginning to think in the blogosphere (and in the real world!) about money .    Bigger is not always better.  Less can be more.  You aren't defined by what you own.  Debt can suck the life out of you -- avoid it at all costs. See this Lear...
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