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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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Since there are only so many goals or changes that our minds allow us to take on at once, it’s important to identify what’s going to impact your finances the most. I believe that there are five key things you can do to influence your finances for the better and rule your finances in the new year. The post The 5 Best Ways You Can Improve Your Finances appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably one of the most famous literary figures in history. Even people who haven’t read the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has been portrayed by many different actors in radio, cartoon, and live action since the book was written. From Classic tellings such as the 1984 movie starring George C. Scott to more comical versions such as the Muppets version starring ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 7:33 PM
In just a few of weeks, most of us will be spending time with our families, exchanging gifts, and eating more than we should for the second time in about a month. The holidays are certainly coming up fast! Luckily, there is still time to save money on gifts. There are some normal ways you... The post 7 Unconventional Tips for Saving Money This Holiday Season (and One for Next Year) ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 3:00 PM
This time of year, many places in the U.S. are starting to get pretty cold, which means almost everyone is trying to figure out ways to save money on their heating bill. Even places like Florida, Texas and other more southern states can get pretty cold once the winter months hit. Something that has always fascinated me was the difference in how people from the northern parts of the U.S. view ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 8:00 PM
As a millennial, it’s no secret that life can be quite difficult. Rising school costs, the threat of student loan debt, and a very unpredictable job market are among your chief concerns.  So why not ask for Christmas gifts that can help ease your financial burden as you work to take control of your finances and your life' Spending time with loved ones is obviously the most important part of the holidays. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 7:13 PM
With the Thanksgiving this week, and Black Friday as well, I wanted to publish this post on Wednesday rather than the usual Friday publishing time. Here are some "Don'ts" to help you save some REAL money this Black Friday. Have a very happy Thanksgiving! The post 4 Ways to Actually Save Money on Black Friday appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 7:50 PM
Being passed over for a job opportunity can lead to some crappy feelings. I think most of us have been there. Thoughts of “What made me not good enough'” or “I really needed the extra money” inevitably pop in our minds. It. Stinks. Personally, I have quite a bit of experience in being rejected for... The post 8 Things You Should Do if You Didn’t Get the Job appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 11:00 PM
This post may contain some affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more information. 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... The post 10 Ten-Minute Financial Fixes appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 2:18 AM
Every time one of my kids walks down the stairs I’m always sure to blurt out “Be careful!” I have two little girls at home, ages seven and four. I watch them wobble down the stairs with toys and blankets (and whatever else they can grab) in their hands so they can keep playing. At... The post 4 Steps to Reverse Engineer Your Goals and Make Them Easier to Reach appeared ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 9:59 PM
Have you ever been hit with an unexpected financial need such as a car repair, home repair, or school cost and you didn’t know where the money was going to come from to pay for it' I’ve been there. Many. Times. Learning how to take care of these situations can help you not only in... The post How to Make Sure Your Financial Needs Are Always Taken Care Of appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 10:20 PM


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