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[Generation X Finance] Having achieved this myself, I was curious to see the advice this Gen X site was offering. Sure enough, they’re saying the same things I’ve been saying for many years: Live below your means, invest wisely and stick with it. Of course, that’s not their only advice. Check it out.
[Get Rich Slowly] According to this post, more than 20 percent of your at-home food budget goes to meat. How to pay less? Among the ideas were understanding the different cuts and eating cheaper ones, stretching it out (one-dish dinners and casseroles) and buying in bulk. If you’re into animal protein, you’ll find this an appetizing article.
[Kiplinger] There’s a rude awakening ahead for those who think interest rates will remain low forever. When will they finally start heading north? According to this article, one sign to look for is the unemployment rate hitting 6.5 percent. (It’s now at 7.5 percent.) Another is inflation passing 2.5 percent. (It’s now at 1.5 percent.)
[Living on the Cheap] I read this article with interest because my contract is up and I’m thinking of dropping AT&T. This article was chock full of advice and analysis on both traditional and prepaid plans. After reading it, I’m still not sure what I’m going to do, but I’m pretty sure I could save some serious money.
[Wise Bread] I loved this post because it addresses how we so closely identify ourselves and others with the jobs we do. Author Nora Dunn suggests the next time you meet someone, rather than saying, “What do you do?,” try something a little spicier, like “What excites you?” If that sounds a little too spicy, she has other ideas, like, “What has been your greatest adventure in life so far?” Read this post. It’s cool.
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