MORE Back to School Savings!

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Money | 0 comments

  If you haven’t had the chance to shop for back to school staples just yet, fear not, more markdowns lie ahead!  According to e-commerce data from 250,000 plus retailers, the week of September 9th is the best time to cash in on back to school deals.  That second week of September has 18% more sales than the worst week (the first of July).  Make the most of it...

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Why Income Matters

By on Jun 24, 2014 in Money | 38 comments

My website is called The Broke and Beautiful Life, but some would argue that I am far from “broke”.  Unlike many of my twenty something counterparts who are saddled with massive student loan bills or who have failed to start planning for retirement, at 27 years old, I have a net worth that surpasses 30k.  I, however, still consider myself “broke” as my income is...

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Best Places to Hide Money Around Your Home

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Money | 17 comments

Sometimes you want to have cash around the house so that it easy to access, however, you don’t want just anyone to be able to find it. Perhaps you have found your own hiding places over the years but they are not as safe as you would like them to be. Here is a list of some of the best places to hide money around the house using products that you can purchase...

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Interview with Andrew Schrage from

By on May 17, 2013 in Money | 9 comments

As most of you who are regular readers know, I will soon be launching the Well Kept Wallet podcast where I will interview people who love what they do for a living. To give you a taste of the questions I will be asking in the podcast, here is an interview that I did with Andrew Schrage, the co-founder of Unfortunately, he wasn’t available to...

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Getting Started with Well Kept Wallet

By on Feb 11, 2013 in Money | 22 comments

When my wife Kim and I got married we decided to combine our finances and realized that we had $52,000 in non-mortgage debt. It included student loans, credit cards and even a car loan. We decided that we needed to make a change and we set a goal to pay it off in 18 months. Well, we hit our goal! Since then our story of how we paid off $52,000 in debt in 18 months...

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Continuing Care: Do I Qualify for Financial Help?

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Money | 2 comments

With the average annual bill for a care home room now exceeding £30,000 in some areas of the UK, elderly people and their relatives are facing increasing difficulty in finding funds to support themselves. Sixty-two percent of people now believe that they may face ‘significant financial sacrifice’ in order to secure care for their loved ones’ later life. What is NHS...

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