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PF Bloggers Weight Loss Challenge Week 8 Results

by Matt Jabs
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We just entered into our FINAL WEEK of the weight loss challenge & so many people have done an INCREDIBLE job!

As a group of 30 people, we have lost a total of 130 pounds over the course of 8 short weeks!

Read more about our strategies & our week 8 results & overall standings.

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Weekly Wisdom in Personal Finance – Save Money Edition – 7/26/2009

by Matt Jabs
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Today is the Saving Money edition of “Weekly Wisdom in Personal Finance”. There are many different ways to save money, so let’s check out a few wise & timely posts that caught my eye this week! This weeks “wisdom” will touch on preserving food, along with several other great ways to save us money. I hope you enjoy…

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Debt Reduction with The Debt Snowflake Method

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This is a guest post by Jessica Ward — a freelance writer based in Seattle. She writes on family, business and money. She’s also a personal finance blogger at pennywisefamily.blogspot.com What’s bigger than pocket change, but smaller than a debt snowball payment? A “snowflake.” Confused?  Don’t be… “snowflakes” have helped me to pay off more […]

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with A Single Step

by Matt Jabs

Historically I had always been a man of no specifically set goals. I was never sure exactly why or how I developed & maintained this aversion to process oriented accomplishment. Whatever the problem was — whether I just couldn’t find the time, didn’t place enough value in achievement, or maybe just didn’t want to be bothered — I had the problem.

Setting goals was not something I regularly purposed to avoid, but rather I had always been a “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” type of guy who just didn’t find it commonly necessary to assimilate goals into my life.

So what finally woke me up?

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Localvore – Eat Local Foods and Save Money

by Matt Jabs
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A localvore is any individual who prefers to eat healthy, locally grown/produced food.

The following post is just one example of how my wife & I are becoming increasingly focused on eating healthy, organic, fresh, local, in season foods, and how this transformation has benefited both our pocket book and our health!

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Pay off Credit Cards VS Build Emergency Fund Savings – Me VS Suze Orman

by Matt Jabs
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Recently I had a bit of a “tweet off” with Suze Orman because of a slight breakdown in communication between Suze, my wife, and myself… It centered on the topic of whether we should focus on paying off our credit card debt or building up our emergency fund savings.

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