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Shane Ede

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Beating Broke
Money, Budgeting, Debt, Family, Frugality
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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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When we send our kids to school, we want them to receive the best education.  Having a healthy lunch to eat is a big part of that. But, if you choose to buy convenience packages of snacks and desserts as well as lunch meat, sack lunches can quickly become an expensive endeavor over the course of a year. Especially if you’ve got a hungry teenager. If you’re looking to curb ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 10:30 PM
Every year, the price of medical care seems to go up.  We pay a hefty premium to be insured through my husband’s work, and then we have a $350 deductible and a $15 co-pay for any doctor’s visit, including wellness checks. However, I know what we pay for medical care is not that much in the grand scheme of things; many Americans are paying much, much more for medical care than ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 10:58 AM
While online trading is a very enjoyable and generally accessible medium for accessing the market, there are some factors which you will need to get perfected before you can begin online trading and making proper strides in this world. For example, getting the perfect online trading website, one such as Weiss Finance. This is the kind of trading platform which directly provides a lot of the components needed to make a ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 8:52 PM
Money troubles kill relationships. They also cause major stresses, catalyze health problems, ruin plans, mess up sleep schedules, and so much more. We hate to admit it, but money is easy to worry about, and many of us do it a lot. What’s more, there is good reason to worry about money. Without enough of it, we can’t live where we want, eat what we want, get educated, have a ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 9:33 PM
One of the tenets of a frugal life is learning impulse control. Are you running errands and want to drink a soda?  Just wait until you get home.  Instead of paying $1.00 for a can, you can have one that you bought in bulk for .10 a can. Are you excited to see the latest movie by your favorite actor?  Don’t pay $10 or more per ticket; just wait until it comes ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 9:56 PM
This post in Collaboration with Debbie Fletcher ‘I’m not a number, I’m a free man’ so goes the classic line of the iconic 1960s BBC television series The Prisoner. Yet, in many respects that’s not true. These days you are defined – at least financially – by a number and it’s your credit score (especially if it’s a poor credit score). This figure – barely understood by most people outside of the ...
Posted: Jul 30 2017 @ 9:45 PM
Running your own business, whether that’s in the form of a blog, or consultancy, or any other form of business can be draining. As the owner, you’re the first employee.  You’re also the only employee in some cases. It’s stressful, hectic, and tiring. It’s not for the weak. As your hustle grows, however, you might begin to feel a little burnout. It’s not necessarily because you have lost the passion ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 10:42 PM
Furnishing your home is something that can end up costing you a small fortune if you let it. The problem is that we are constantly bombarded with advertising about items that we simply have to have in our homes. The fact is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to make your home look good, and turn it into a comfortable place to live. There are ways ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 9:49 PM
Working part-time is a rite of passage for many teens.  Teen employment can lead to increased independence—new friends at work, extra spending money, money to save, etc.  However, teens should think carefully before applying for and taking a job.  Ideally, they won’t just by default apply to the local restaurant or fast food restaurant.  Instead, they should choose a job that matches their goals and aspirations, if possible. Before the job search ...
Posted: May 25 2017 @ 9:28 PM
From the time my son was three, I’ve been a big Dave Ramsey fan.  When my youngest children were young (two under two), I quit my job to stay home with our three kids.  We decided to get gazelle intense with our debt.  Since my husband was working part-time and attending graduate school, that meant I had to work from home.  Work I did.  I worked a lot, and I ...
Posted: May 17 2017 @ 9:01 PM


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