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How store credit cards foreshadow the retail apocalypse

In my last post, I mentioned how I had once had an Exxon credit card given to me by my mom to use for emergencies. It made me think about those specialty credit cards. How quaint I thought. A credit card that people would use at a given store. And then I had a bit … Continue reading »

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Emergencies are the worst time for using debt

Not long after I got my drivers license, my mom gave me an Exxon card to carry around with me. “For emergencies, in case you run out of gas and are stranded.” I never used it. It’s not that I had any special objection to using it at the time (aside from not wanting to … Continue reading »

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Your bank statement is not a budget

  I get pushback from people about budgeting all the time. This is because people mistakenly believe that a budget is something that prevents you from doing things. In actuality, the exact opposite is true: you create it, so determine what you can do! If you allocate $150 for clothes this month, then spend $150! … Continue reading »

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