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Sound Money Advice for You & Michael Jackson’s Kids – DFA Tip of the Week

by Matt Jabs
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Today’s tips offer up money advice that will NEVER go out of style! These are sound money tips that can be employed by you, or by Michael Jackson’s kids. It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have, you still need to manage it wisely.
It doesn’t matter if you are saving $5 a month, or $500,000 a month — just save whatever you can. Trust me… you will never miss the difference!

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It’s Pick-Your-Own Fruit Season! – DFA Tip of the Week

by Matt Jabs
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PYO season is here! Pack the spouse & kids into the family vehicle & head down to your local pick-your-own farm today. It will be an experience all of you will remember for a long time to come, not to mention all the money you’ll save & fresh fruit products you will enjoy far into the future!

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Downsize and Simplify Your Life – DFA Tip of the Week

by Matt Jabs
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This week’s tip involves…simplifying your life by downsizing your possessions!
As an alternative to dwelling on the absence of desired salary increases – of which you have no control over – you would be better served to focus on reducing your possessions and lowering your expenses. It stands to reason that taking charge of what we can change and forgetting about what we cannot are necessary predicates to the increased financial well-being we seek.

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Lower Electricity Costs by Reducing Standby Power – DFA Tip of the Week – 5/18/2009

by Matt Jabs
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This weeks tip involves…cutting your electricity bill by turning off certain breakers.

I’m sure you’ve heard it before…your cell phone charger (and/or other electronic devices) hog power even when not in use.

Standby power (aka vampire power, phantom load, low power mode, or leaking electricity) – energy consumed by devices when they’re plugged in but not in use – costs the average American household between $200 – $300 a year and typically accounts for 5 – 10% of total residential electric consumption.

Today I will show you my action plan to reduce this problem in my home.

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Hot Water Savings – DFA Tip of the Week – 5/11/2009

by Matt Jabs
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There are many ways to reduce costs in our every day lives, so to help do just that each Monday I will post a money saving “Tip of the Week”. “And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.” Luke […]

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Quit Your Costly Habits & Invest Your Proceeds – DFA Tip of the Week – 5/4/2009

by Matt Jabs
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This weeks tip involves…quitting a costly habit to save money!

For the purposes of this article we are defining a costly habit as any unnecessary or noncritical product, service, or practice that consumes your money on a regular basis.

What costly habits do you have? Have you ever compiled a list of habits that cost you more than you want to pay? Today I challenge you to make that list, kick those habits, and invest your proceeds! I’ll get you started by listing a few expensive habits.

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Free Haircuts = Save Money – DFA Tip of the Week – 4/27/2009

by Matt Jabs
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I have always hated having to pay for haircuts. To me getting my hair cut is kind of like mowing my lawn, it just keeps growing & we just keep cutting, over & over & over. If I break it down, including tip haircuts were costing us around $20/month. Here is what my wife & I did to cut that down to $0/month!

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