Here's how to find the true savings of Amazon Gold Box Deals
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How to Check the Real Savings on Amazon Gold Box Deals

Have you ever heard of Amazon gold box? Well, if you haven’t, then make sure to check it out here. Basically, Amazon gold box is their daily deal offerings across all of their categories. These are daily deals, lightening deals, and just plain savings. It even includes their coupons, which you can instantly clip. Amazon tends to highlight two specials for their “daily deals” section at the top of the gold box. They will then …

Six Costs Associated with Building a Backyard Garden
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Building a Backyard Garden? Don’t Forget About These Expenses

In the three years we’ve owned our house my wife and I have had some good success growing tomatoes, peppers, basil, and chives in small planter pots.  But I’ve always felt using the pots limited what we can grow, so for next year I’m thinking about building a raised garden bed which will give us much more room to plant a wider variety of vegetables. We have plenty of room for a garden on the …

Top 3 reasons you should be investing now for the long term

Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Investing Now For The Long-Term

Since the stock market took a dramatic drop yesterday and even last week, I think it’s time to start talking about investing for the long term. When the market is down, I buy more stocks! There are bargains to be had and my Betterment account was getting filled over this past week. Here is a post from my good friend John, from Frugal Rules and Best Discount Brokerages. Hear him out. He used to work …

What I Learned in three years blogging about personal finance

What I’ve Learned In 3 Years Blogging About Personal Finance

This past Saturday marked three years since I started this blog. It’s Debt Roundup’s third anniversary, but it feels much longer than that. It’s probably because I’ve been blogging for eleven years, just not on here. Either way, I’m really happy to reach this mark and even more excited about what the next year will bring. Each year has been better and better on here, so who knows what will happen. I’m just glad to …

The Online Shopping Checklist
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The Online Shopping Checklist – What You Should Do Before You Checkout

If you haven’t noticed, online shopping is huge! When I say huge, I mean the global e-commerce sales is $1.4 Trillion (with a T) and growing. Talk about some potential there. People all around the world are buying more than ever online and the reason it convenience and information. We can find products we need with a few clicks of the mouse and then can make sure we are getting the best deal possible. The …

3 Expenses People often forget about when buying a home
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3 Expenses People Often Forget When they Buy a House

Whether you are presently a homeowner or you are thinking about buying a house for the first time, you know this time of life is an exciting one. If you’re like most people, you’ve had to dig deep in order to pull this one off. You’ve worked hard on your debt to income ratio, you’ve improved your credit score, and you’ve saved up enough money to cover the down payment. Now all you have to …

5 Common Ways to Deal with Educational Debt
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5 Common Ways to Deal with Educational Debt

If you want to go to college, unless you are one of the incredibly lucky few who can afford to pay for school outright, you’re going to incur some debt. That’s just how “getting a college education” works in the new millennium. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t steps you can take to properly deal with that debt and keep it from overwhelming your life. In fact, if you are smart, diligent and let …

My experience testing Mohu Channels

Cutting Cable with Mohu Channels – Great Concept, but Less than Desirable Experience

If you’ve ever been to this site, then you know that I’m a cord cutter. You can call me what you will, but I don’t think cable is a necessity in my life and I’ve found my time can be put to better use doing other things. Think making money, running a business, and blogging! My wife and I have been cable free for over two years. It’s been pretty good and I can’t take …

Savings is like your financial insurance policy
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Savings Is Like Your Financial Insurance Policy. See What Happens When You Don’t Have It!

I wanted to share another method of handling the dilemma that many of us are facing around having an emergency fund while paying off debt. While I don’t think you need to save an exorbitant amount of money during your debt repayment period, it is important to have at least some savings so you don’t immediately fall back into debt when you have small emergencies. While some think stashing money in a savings account is not …

3 reasons a part time job is a good idea to pay for christmas
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3 Reasons a Part-Time Job Is Just What You Need to Pay for Christmas This Year

Although I’m very pro-side hustle, I’m not usually a fan of taking on a part-time job as a side hustle option. I had a part-time job in addition to my main job for years until I quit working there this summer. But despite the fact that I had a part-time job for years (or maybe because I had a part-time job for years), there are several reasons why I’m usually not a fan of a …