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My Credit Card Company Wants to be My Emergency Fund

credit card emergency fund

I got an email from American Express telling me I can choose to pay off my entire balance or just the minimum if I want to give me more flexibility. I have learned from my debt mistake and don't plan on making it again. Either way, I got an email from AMEX telling me that I could easily just pay for large purchases over time with no worry. No worry? Yeah, right! It appears AMEX wants to be my emergency fund and not because they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Read More »

Motif Investing Review – Theme Focused Investing

Motif Investing Review

My new favorite investing site is Motif Investing. I learned about this new approach from some other investing bloggers. As I have been on a massive investing kick lately, I knew I had to give it a try. Motif Investing is a new kid on the block, but they offer features which many other online brokerages do not. I will explain what I mean soon as I go through my Motif Investing review for those looking for another alternative for their investing money. Read More »

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  • How to Replace a Lamp Socket Quickly – DIY

    How to Replace a Lamp Socket Quickly – DIY

    Welcome to the first Debt Roundup DIY post! In my new house update, I told you I was going to be adding some new do it yourself content in order to help those looking to save some cash and learn a few things. Yes, that is me in the video above. I am a huge DIY advocate. I think you can learn so much while trying to accomplish tasks on your own. I fix my own cars, build fences, fix plumbing, run electrical, and have moderate carpentry skills. If something comes up in my house, I am going to try to build or repair it on my own. Why not? I have saved thousands by doing things on my own. Not only that, but I have learned valuable skills. Today, I am going to show you how to replace a lamp socket. Why is this one first? Well, here is the back story and how to do it. Read More »
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