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Keep a list of bill payment methods

So just like with expenses, there are a number of methods which can be used to pay bills. And there are pros and cons to each method. One of the issues that comes up with bill paying is that you will need to periodically update your payment information. This most often occurs when you get … Continue reading »

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What payment method(s) to use for bills

Choosing your method of payment for things isn’t as straightforward as you might think. That’s why I created a short guide called “How to spend money“. But I was really just talking about expenses in that post. What about bills?

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How I saved $600 in a year on my internet service

Ever since broadband to the home became commonplace in the 2000’s, the internet bill is one that most households can’t live without. As more and more people “cut the cord” on their cable bill, home internet service is as important as it’s ever been. While some lucky folks have direct fiber to the home via … Continue reading »

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Have you lowered your bills recently?

This week, I managed to lower my phone bill by over 25%. It was easy, and didn’t even require a call into the (dreaded) customer service. But there’s nothing special about me and my situation, and you can do the same thing, regardless of what bill you’re dealing with.

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Does savings count as a bill or an expense?

I talk a lot about making plans for spending money, because you want to spend your money intentionally and not just let it happen. Moreover, the objective is not to spend as little as possible, but just the right amount to achieve your goals. (People forget this part, thinking that spending less is intrinsically a … Continue reading »

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Income, Bills, and Expenses: a glossary

  I often capitalize three specific words when talking about personal finance: Income, Bills, and Expenses. I’ve defined these ideas in different posts throughout the history of this site, but I’ve found that I haven’t actually devoted a place to just those definitions. And since I’ve learned that I define these terms slightly differently than … Continue reading »

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I don’t pay bills

  …and you shouldn’t either. Here’s why:

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The secret life of your money

  Your money has a secret life. You may think that you don’t know this, but you actually do. Have you ever sat down and said to yourself, “I just don’t know where my money goes off to?” Yeah, I thought so.

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