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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 unfortunate reality of the current education system is that many young people leave college without really having an understanding of how to handle their finances. Since many millennials don’t reach financial autonomy until after they graduate from university, plenty of professionals in their 20s don’t know how to make wise money choices now. On […] ...
Posted: Nov 02 2018 @ 11:37 AM
I got my first credit card when I was in college.  At first I was responsible, but then I began to charge more than I could afford on my meager student salary.  I still remember the first purchase I made on my credit card that I knew I could not pay off immediately—a $37 tennis […] ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 11:21 AM
If you have owned a car for a while, you may be visiting your mechanic for the fifth time this year and asking if it’s time to buy a new vehicle. In many cases, keeping an old car is more cost-effective than purchasing a new one. However, buying a new car can offer several advantages, […] ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 10:35 PM
Experts are fond of telling us all about the historic returns of the stock market. But, does our belief in that make us overconfident in the stock market? You’ll have a hard time finding someone who won’t tell you that the market performs quite admirably over time.  It may have it’s ups and downs, but […] ...
Posted: Aug 22 2018 @ 12:18 PM
When I was young and we had cats that were indoor/outdoor, we got fleas frequently.  My mom’s solution was to bomb the house and put on flea collars. When I moved out, I decided that my cat would only be an indoor cat, and I’ve lived happily for 20+ years with nary a flea.  However, […] ...
Posted: Aug 20 2018 @ 10:20 AM
You’ve found the perfect apartment or house to rent, and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line and move into your dream home. Not so fast! Before you sign the lease, make sure you’ve calculated all your living costs, including unexpected expenses, so that you aren’t blindsided with bills you didn’t plan for. The […] ...
Posted: Aug 09 2018 @ 10:53 AM
Rock star / Sport star / Movie star/ Prominent Businessman announces “I’m broke!”  The following post is brought to you by Ria Money Transfer Media headlines like these leave the rest of us wondering how this could possibly happen. But the truth is that making money is not the same as keeping it. GETTING RICH […] ...
Posted: Aug 08 2018 @ 10:36 PM
Years ago, during the coupon craze, I bought my share of convenience foods that I could get for just pennies.  Thanks to couponing and buying the deals, I was able to save a great deal of money on groceries.  But over the years, I found that the money I saved wasn’t really saved after all.  […] ...
Posted: Jul 23 2018 @ 12:39 PM
For individuals, families, and lovers of food alike, the grocery store is a wondrous place full of delicious treats and everyday essentials. As we become accustomed to our shopping routine, many people will form habits for once they are inside of the super market, like walking the same path or picking up the same goods […] ...
Posted: Jul 14 2018 @ 5:36 PM
The price of groceries just seems to keep going up, and up, and up.  How much I’ve spent on groceries has nearly doubled in the last five years.  True, my kids are older and hungrier, but in general, the price of groceries themselves has increased.  In our household, groceries are our biggest monthly expense behind […] ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 10:06 AM


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