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Eddie Kirkendall

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As I have mentioned in the past, I love cooking. Several years ago, my wife worked for a lady that made us Spicy Pretzels for the holidays. I fell in love with these pretzels immediately. It is super easy to make and more importantly, affordable. My wife makes these all the time, even though I … Continue reading "Edwardo’s Famous Spicy Pretzels: Affordable Snack for the Holidays" ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 9:19 AM
Do you know the difference between wants vs needs' I have been thinking a lot of this here recently. I tend to struggle with this from time to time. A want is something you would like to have. For example,I would really like to have a Dr. Pepper. The real question, is do I need … Continue reading "Wants Vs Needs: Finding the Balance" ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 1:21 PM
Budgeting is a lot like dieting. Crazy I know. Please let me explain. Often times at the beginning of the year, we decide to make a list of new year resolutions; exercising, dieting, budgeting our finances, etc. Most individuals get off to a great start, but later comes the binge eating or disappointing Dave Ramsey … Continue reading "Budgeting is Like Dieting" ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 4:26 PM
Do you love food? I know I do. I have been cooking since I was a kid and today I am going to discuss how to make Firecracker Casserole and Doritos Taco Salad. I actually learned how to cook the casserole when I worked for the Ada Youth Shelter as a Youth Care Worker. One … Continue reading "Firecracker Casserole and Doritos Taco Salad: Delicious Meal on a Budget" ...
Posted: Oct 27 2017 @ 4:38 PM
Have you ever borrowed money from friends or family? Has any of your friends or family asked you for money? Growing up, we had to ask people for money and I absolutely hated it. Borrowing from others has the potential to create a host of problems and I strongly oppose borrowing or loaning money. Don’t … Continue reading "Borrowing/Loaning Money To Friends or Family: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole" ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 9:40 AM
Why does saving bring me so much pleasure? Since I was around 19 years old, saving money has been my drug of choice. When I saved my first $10,000 I thought I had made it and when I reached $100,000 I felt like Rockefeller. Reality eventually set in, but I felt great for about a … Continue reading "Psychology of Saving: Getting Into The Mindset" ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 11:58 AM
I look forward to the day when I can say I am retired. I envision myself golfing two or three days per week and working out at the gym almost everyday. I will have the time to read all the books I ever desired  and more importantly, watch great movies. I love movies! I might be … Continue reading "Traditional vs. Roth IRA" ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 1:43 PM
Growing up I never really had a role model when it came to finances. My mother was a single-parent who was disabled, so she did not work.  We were  definitely poor and struggled to have the basic necessities at times. She did not always make the most sound decisions with money, but money was very … Continue reading "Being A Frugal Role Model For My Son" ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 5:38 PM
In the past, I wrote about creating a budget and utilizing the envelope system to become more financially sound. Knowing your budget is probably the most critical aspect when trying to save. If you do not know where your money is going, you will never be able to maximize your savings. It is important to … Continue reading "Budgeting and Envelope System: Putting It All Together" ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 3:37 PM
How many people struggle to save? When I was 18 years old, I was not the best at managing my money. I lived paycheck to paycheck. Frankly, I was often broke after a few days and I got paid every week. I remember my friend telling me one day that I could not save money … Continue reading "Saving: Mind Over Matter" ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 1:53 PM


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