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How to Save Money on Movies

I love movies. And I find that there are so many I missed over the years. I also love the old classics – Tracy and Hepburn films, old-but-still-good scary movies like The Thing, or the  comedies that never grow old, like Groundhog Day. My sweetheart has a huge collection of movies, so we can watch one of them at no cost. But sometimes it’s nice to be nostalgic and sit in those velvet theater seats, smell the popcorn, and experience the big screen. Here are some ways to save money…

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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Mom used to make a big pot of ham and beans in the winter. Dad loved it, and so did my sister. But I just couldn’t bring myself to eat more than the obligatory spoonful that answered Mom’s “just try a little” request. Blech. But can black beans help my budget? Last year, Cash Crone had a food budget challenge – to use up, make do, and save on groceries. I budgeted for one and one half people last year, as Bill Spaid and I lived in separate households. But…

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Once upon a mattress – and a movie to help you sleep

A good night’s sleep is never a waste of time – or money. According to a 2014 study conducted by the Better Sleep Council, many consumers just don’t know how to choose a mattress. But a good mattress is an important part of having a restful night. Oklahoma State University researchers found that study participants slept better and had fewer aches and pains when they slept on new mattresses, regardless of age, weight, or body mass index. Mattresses are expensive, and many of us are hesitant to purchase a new…

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Money Management 

6 questions to ask yourself about saving money

Journalists often interview sources or experts by using the six traditional questions – who? what? when? where? how? and why? – as probes to more information. The questions can open up more discussion, uncover new information, or clarify vague or confusing statements. Ask yourself these questions to start saving money and find a path to wealth: Who? When outlining your wealth path, you must consider who is involved. Do you have a partner you want to share with or support? Or do you have dependents, or elderly parents who might…

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The 2 most important ways to create wealth

    You have the ability to gain wealth through willpower and wisdom, without spending money on education. Don’t misunderstand me – I am a believer in educating yourself through reading, learning from others and taking risks.  But you can usually group everything you will learn into two categories – earn more and spend less. EARN MORE You must make more than you spend – it is as simple as that. This is where I lost my way for a while, using my credit cards to buy things I needed…

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