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Tim Jordan

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Atypical Finance
Debt, Frugality/Saving
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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A while back, while cleaning up some of the stuff I left at my mom’s house years ago, I found an old spreadsheet I created with all of my bills on it. The spreadsheet was created around the second year my wife and I were married. We’re going on year fourteen now, so this was […] The post How to Reverse Lifestyle Inflation appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Jul 15 2019 @ 10:00 AM
A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don't think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it can take a lot of time. So what do you do when you have both a need to work on your finances and the need for more time? The ...
Posted: Jul 08 2019 @ 1:00 PM
When you are trying to get your financial life in order, it is very easy to start pinching pennies. It’s easy to become cheap. It’s way too easy to overcompensate and not spending any money in order to try and control your money. But as I’ve written before, balance is key. If you go from spending money […] The post This is the REAL Meaning of Being Frugal (Hint: It’s Not Depriving Yourself) ...
Posted: Jun 25 2019 @ 10:00 AM
When it comes to money, most of us want the same thing: more of it.  Sure, you might be able to negotiate a raise, but that’s not your only option. The truth is, you don’t have to be at the mercy of your boss when it comes to growing your money.  Take control of your finances today by trying these four simple ways to make your money grow faster.  The post 4 Simple ...
Posted: Jun 17 2019 @ 10:00 AM
As of January 2019, the total collective American revolving credit card debt continues to increase from the record of $1.02 trillion set in April 2008. We’re now sitting at $1.03 trillion in debt as a country. For reference, in June 2017 our total collective debt was $1.021 trillion. We’re still carrying more debt as Americans […] The post The Best Way to Pay Off Debt with Little (or NO) Extra Money ...
Posted: Jun 10 2019 @ 10:00 AM
The past couple of weeks were not good ones for me. A couple of weekends ago I had a bunch of stuff planned that I wanted to get done for my blog. Want to know how much I worked on it? Zero. Nada. Zilch. Why? Because Influenza B happened. The post Emergency Funds: Why, How Much, and How to Build One Quickly appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Imagine for a moment that you just started a new job and you’re really excited about it.  It’s your first day, you’ve got the coordinates plugged into your GPS, and you are ready to go. It’ll take you 30 minutes to get there. You get in your car and make the decision to start driving... The post What Your Debt is REALLY Costing You (and 5 Ways to Avoid It) appeared ...
Posted: May 27 2019 @ 11:12 AM
Is debt the bane of your existence? Does it keep you up at night? Does it feel like you’ll never stop owing money? Then, it’s time to make an active effort to pay off your debt. We all have it, we all hate it, so it’s time to do something about it. Here are 7 tips to pay off debt quicker, whether it’s by scrimping, budgeting more effectively, or simply ...
Posted: May 20 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Every weekday for work, I take the train into the city. I see a lot of people walking to and from the train station every day.  It’s a fun chance to people watch and to appreciate diversity because there are so many different types of people. One immediate area of diversity is in the way... The post An Inside Look at 6 Types of People and How Their Budgets Differ appeared ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 10:26 AM
If a penny saved is a penny earned, then negotiating is a way to both save and earn. We’ve all heard of negotiating a higher salary, benefits packages, and even furniture at a garage sale. But did you know you can negotiate your credit card interest rate? What about college tuition? There are ways to... The post 11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: May 06 2019 @ 10:00 AM


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