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Zach

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Name:
Froogal Stoodent
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Personal Finance, investing, college, saving money, budgeting, retirement, Millennial, frugality
Start Year:
2013

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Location:
Ohio, United States
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Unspecified
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Unspecified
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Student

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A truly "smart" phone plan! I used to pay too much!My old cell phone plan was a $35/mo. prepaid service from Virgin Mobile, which ran on the Sprint network in my area. It worked well, and I liked Virgin Mobile just fine. The service in my area was seamless, and the price of $35 per month (plus tax) was pretty good. The phone itself was well-made, and I became a fan ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 12:55 PM
PROFITS IN PODUNK: Making money in rural America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_General I've already recommended the Opera browser as one of the best programs for your computer.Well, given that there's such a focus on creating apps for smartphones/tablets, Opera makes an app called Opera Mini for phones—I'd argue that Opera Mini for phones is even better than Opera for desktops!One handy feature of Opera Mini is that it sends notifications about current headlines to your phone, ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 10:37 AM
Great deals on great laptops! Looking for a new high-performance laptop? Of course, you want one that will be reliable, cost-effective and capable of handling any task you need!Well, as always, I've got you covered:ASUS R518UQ; $659Amazon U.S.Amazon CanadaThis is the best all-around laptop I can find: It has a 2-in-1 design, with a Full HD 1080p touchscreen. I originally figured that 2-in-1 designs were gimmicks...that is, until I got one! It's a ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 11:14 PM
Great deals on great headphones!Do you hate earbuds?Me too! They're often uncomfortable (especially for people with unusually small or large ear canals), they tend to fall out if you're physically active, they can damage your hearing, and all but the most expensive ones make music sound terrible! If you're like me, you want comfortable headphones with great sound quality, durability, and a bit of eye-catching style. And you want it all ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Do you hate earbuds?Me too! They're often uncomfortable (especially for people with unusually small or large ear canals), they tend to fall out if you're physically active, they can damage your hearing, and all but the most expensive ones make music sound terrible! If you're like me, you want comfortable headphones with great sound quality, durability, and a bit of eye-catching style. And you want it all for less than $25!No ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Sharing is caring, as they say, so I'd like to share a couple things that I enjoyed.On a serious note, this quote from English author G.K. Chesterton is an absolute gem: https://tribalsimplicity.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/quotes_gk-chesterton_have-enough-desire-less_tribal-simplicity.jpg And one of these strategies is more likely than the other to get you across the finish line of actually being satisfied with life. Any guesses which one?... On a less-serious note that will be very relatable for anyone who has ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 10:43 AM
“If you had hard times in your family, would you ever consider laying off one of your children?” https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe  Leaders inspire people. How? By going the extra mile to support them!Unfortunately, many organizations instead function by hanging a figurative axe over each employee's head and proclaiming, "Perform...or else!"But fear stunts growth.I thought it was very insightful when Simon speculated that people have such a hatred of CEOs who get massive salaries, stock ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 9:51 AM
The 15 (or so) Best Articles For Your Financial Health, September 2017 Is frugality an idol for some people? http://katesmalley.com/good-money/ https://chadashby.com/2014/02/18/is-frugality-really-a-christian-virtue/ How this guy and his spouse deal with $150,000 in student loan debt: http://commoncentsmillennial.com/10-ways-to-destroy-your-student-debt-lessons-from-a-bitter-postgrad/Dealing with debt? Check out my summary of two popular debt-destruction approaches, as well as my own advice, here: http://froogalstoodent.blogspot.com/2017/03/trick-yourself-out-of-debt.html Don't let your behavior be dictated by what [you think] other people expect from you: https://www.ajourneytofi.com/refuse-let-others-influence-decisions/#more-1010 Are you pursuing early retirement? Why? http://www.zencents.com/early-retirement-with-purpose/Vanguard ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 10:38 AM
Is Grit All It's Cracked Up to Be? I've promoted the concept called "grit" on this blog in the past...more than once! https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/AAEAAQAAAAAAAA0nAAAAJDcyNmVhMTU2LTVkY2ItNDYyYS05YmNmLWFhYzg3N2YzMDBkNA.jpg What IS grit?According to Angela Duckworth, who coined the academic usage of the term, it refers to the A) passion and B) persistence to achieve a goal. Both, according to Dr. Duckworth in her widely-viewed TED Talk, are crucial aspects of what she calls "grit." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/38-inspiring-quotes-from-angela-duckworths-grit-7-personal-%E5%91%A8%E8%8F%BD%E8%8A%AC- Very sensible, and very quotable But...However, I just saw ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 8:12 AM
10 Facts That Prove Facebook is Evil https://scholarsandrogues.com/2015/10/02/my-brief-wonderful-life-without-facebook/ It gets worse as you go down the list... 1. Facebook's policy of forcing users to use their real names could result in people being extorted, blackmailed, or, in extreme cases, even murdered! https://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001133.html Don't believe that? Well, someone reportedly had an abuser who showed up to real-life events to which she RSVPed. How'd the abuser find this person? Facebook made her change her FB name to ...
Posted: Aug 26 2017 @ 6:30 PM

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