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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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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
Excuses, excuses, excuses. I’m seeing them on forums, blogs, and comment sections. There is always some reason why people can’t start investing today. The most widespread excuse is “I don’t have the money to start”. Today, we are going to solve that, because we’re going to show you how to turn your old junk into investments. I recently started my journey towards living frugal and have learned a great deal of ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 9:38 PM
Spring is right around the corner, and for many, that means spring break.  However, if you are a college student or you have a child who is one, know that spring break for many kids doesn’t mean traipsing off to a beach location to spend the week drinking and partying.  For many others, spring break can be a time to help others. The best of both worlds is traveling to new ...
Posted: Mar 05 2017 @ 7:40 PM
There are excellent tax benefits associated with official retirement products, but these products often come with restrictions. Always understand your options and the rules of the product upfront. Deciding to start investing for your retirement is the first step. Next you need to choose which tools to use. This requires you to compare products and […] Retirement Products: What are the Differences? is a post from: Beating Broke, if you enjoy ...
Posted: Feb 22 2017 @ 10:27 PM
I’m a big fan of buying in advance for items that I know that I’ll need.  For years when my kids were little, I’d go out shopping a day or two after Halloween to buy my kids discounted Halloween costumes for the next year.  I never paid full price for a Halloween costume, and after […] 3 Strategies to Keep Track of Your Purchases To Save Money is a post from: ...
Posted: Feb 20 2017 @ 8:48 PM


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