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Graphic: Ting art My phone bill was $30 last month with Ting - Are you always around WiFi? Are you sick of paying a high phone bill? If your answer is “yes,” you should consider using Ting as your wireless service provider. With Ting, you only pay for what you use. If you have WiFi at home, have WiFi at work, have access to WiFi  most other places you […]
Photo: Stacks of $100 bills banded together. Credit: 401kcalculator.org File your taxes for free (if you make less than $50Gs) - Don’t be a sucker. You don’t have to be a CPA to do your taxes. You don’t have to go to Jackson Hewitt or H & R Block. Don’t fall prey to the dancing Statues of Liberty and Uncle Sams. You can complete and file your federal and state taxes with no cost in the […]
Make this your new anthem: $ave Dat Money -   Rap game got it all wrong We ain’t ’bout to go and spend money just to flex on them We ain’t really got it like y’all (Yeah, baby!) I’m a type of motherfucker that’ll check the check Do the math, I ain’t never gettin’ robbed   F@#! what they’re talking about on TV and […]
Analyze your energy usage like a boss - I was inspired to write this post tonight as I am paying my bills. It usually takes me 15 minutes tops to pay them all. I never pay any bills in person and I don’t mail anything. I’ve always peeped my energy usage out occasionally to see how it compares to the weather, but I […]
Photo: a bunch of credit offers strewn all over the floor Don’t worry about your credit (too much) - I have shitty credit. Okay, according to the credit bureaus, it is Very Poor. My credit is bad from a series of very bad, lovestruck decisions prior to 2010, when I filed bankruptcy. And then some more stupid, lovesick choices that have been really keeping me down.  A lesson I have learned through all of this […]
Banner: Netspend referral Just in time for Taxes: Netspend Prepaid Debit Card - While I do not declare myself officially “unbanked,” I prefer not to deal with your average every day banking institution.  That’s why I use Netspend. I get my paychecks 1-2 days early (which is a great thing, especially if you only get paid once a month).  Netspend doesn’t hang on to your money like other […]