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Why “be nice” is bad advice when it comes to your money

Posted on April 14, 2015 | By Mindy Crary

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After my workout each morning, I drive by the local high school on my way home.  The school has an electronic reader board that says, “Smile!”  And then it says, “Be NICE.” This drives me nuts on so many levels…but when it comes to money, “be nice” is awful advice.

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When budgeting isn’t working for you…

Posted on April 7, 2015 | By Mindy Crary

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Dear Mindy,

Every month, it feels like paycheck in, paycheck out.  I’m covering my bills, but I am also buying additional stuff that I don’t urgently need. The result is that every month I am coming to the limits of my credit card and bank account again– although it SHOULD be possible to save money. But for some reasons I always spend all the money I have.

What should I do?

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Why you need Weight Watchers for your money

Posted on March 24, 2015 | By Mindy Crary

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I recently had a conversation with my friend about Weight Watchers that went a little like this:

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Want an extra $2,000? Here’s how to get it…

Posted on March 17, 2015 | By Mindy Crary

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Try this little experiment: Go back through a month of your credit card statement and your banking statement and answer the following two questions:

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Which is your financial loophole?

Posted on March 10, 2015 | By Mindy Crary

Which is your financial loophole_blogpicGretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project has been posting about loopholes, because she  has made a study of loopholes as part of her research for her next book, Better Than Before, about habit-formation.   

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