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Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

By in Economics, Make Money, Saving | 36 comments

Is a Garage Sale a Good Way to Make Money? Initially, I  was afraid to hold a garage sale, as I worried it was too much work. Yet, before a move from Ohio to Pennsylvania I decided to find out for myself the answer to the question, “Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?” Have you ever participated in a garage sale? Are you thinking about holding a garage sale? You’ve collected a lot of stuff, your closets are bulging, and who doesn’t want extra cash? Although a garage sale appears to be the perfect way to get rid...

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5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

By in Automatic Saving, Make Money, Saving, Tips, Wealth | 24 comments

Get Rich and Build Wealth One Step at a Time    I remember, decades ago, scrimping and saving for the future. Living well beneath our moderate salary and saving and investing for the future. Decades later, the results are astounding. During the life of our family, we made hard decisions. We focused on slashing the costs of the big ticket items, such as our home and cars, as well as the smaller ones: Moved to a lower cost of living area while raising our family Eating in, bringing our lunches instead of eating out Driving our cars for decades...

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Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

By in Make Money, Saving, Tips, Wealth | 13 comments

Brian, the guy who cuts our grass began his conversation with me, “You look lovely today Ms. Friedberg.” 1. Great move to start with a compliment Upon inquiring about Brian’s well being, he mentioned that he’s not doing too well due to his case of poison ivy. 2. Garner sympathy He went on to comment about the two big brown patches in our yard where some trees were recently removed. Genially, he offered, “I have everything in my truck today to reseed the bare areas. I’m looking to offer you more services and help keep your lawn beautiful.” 3. Ask for what you want...

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Learn the Secret to Wealth With a Few Simple Mind Tweaks

Learn the Secret to Wealth With a Few Simple Mind Tweaks

By in Mind and Money, Personal Finance, Saving | 0 comments

My Personal Turn-Around Story Which Ultimately Led to Wealth Growing up, I had a low self-esteem. Realistically, there was nothing wrong with me. I had two loving parents, a sister, a home, a dog and plenty of friends and relatives. I was intelligent enough and did well in school. But, most of the time, I didn’t think I measured up. I didn’t think I was pretty enough, smart enough — or rich enough. So, what do these insecurities have to do with saving money? Find out how your mind can trick you into thinking that having lots of things...

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Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

By in Guest Post, Personal Finance, Saving, Tips | 0 comments

7 Ways to Enjoy the Fourth of July + Maybe Build Wealth By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise The Fourth of July is one of the highlights of summer for me. The holiday almost always includes a cookout, fireworks, and time spent with family around a campfire with marshmallows. This year, July 4th is on a Monday. This means three full days of potential festivities and cheap 4th of July fun! However, getting crazy on this patriotic holiday can cost a lot if you are not careful. Save some money with these frugal tips for a fun-filled holiday weekend. 7...

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The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

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The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas, Gifts and Activities So much is made of Mom and Mother’s Day, and it seems like Dads get the short shrift. But, don’t forget about Dad, and make his day super with these best Father’s Day ideas, gifts and activities. Dad deserves the Best Father’s Day! We have our family roles clearly honed after decades of marriage and our daughter benefits from the uniqueness of Dad’s contribution to the family as much as she does mine. As El Carino is in the “helping field”, contrary to convention, he’s the emotional/feeling compass of the...

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