The Friday Feast ~ 27th of February

I love learning. Always have. So when I find a blog or writer that interests me I devour everything I can find. Every day I move countless amazing articles from an array of  frugal, simple living, FI-minded writers into my Amazing Reads folder to be read at my leisure. These articles inspire me and the Mr. to think about things in different ways, to keep open minds and to constantly keep learning so we can be the best possible us.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Even Steven Money, Dividend Mantra, Afford Anything, Choosing Voluntary Simplicity, Debtless in Texas, Mindful Riot and Debt Discipline.

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Target Redcard: How does $72,000 in manufactured spending every year sound?

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For the moment, Target is home to one of the most profoundly good deals in our economy.  Target’s no-annual-fee Prepaid Redcard lets customers load funds onto what they call their “Redcard”, which is used just like a regular credit card and is accepted anywhere that American Express is.

Note: Several sites (like this one) are reporting that the credit card load capability of the Target Redcard is no longer supported; it was only a matter of time.  More information here. Continue reading “Target Redcard: How does $72,000 in manufactured spending every year sound?”

The Friday Feast ~ 20th February

I love learning. Always have. So when I find a blog or writer that interests me I devour everything I can find. Every day I move countless amazing articles from an array of  frugal, simple living, FI-minded writers into my Amazing Reads folder to be read at my leisure. These articles inspire me and the Mr. to think about things in different ways, to keep open minds and to constantly keep learning so we can be the best possible us.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Zen Habits, FrugalWoods, Dividend Mantra, Even Steven Money, Budgets Are Sexy, 20 Something Finance, Gen Y Finance Guy, and The Art of Simple

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Disney World: Plan ahead and start early!

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It’s the weekend, so let’s go a bit off topic for a moment and talk about Disney World and, specifically, how to organize a trip to this incredibly immense and downright complicated magical wonderland.  Anyone who’s been to Disney most likely learned how important it is to have your shit together and activities at least somewhat planned each day, or the sheer square footage of the parks will have you wondering what in the hell to do next.  Continue reading “Disney World: Plan ahead and start early!”

A Yahoo report on finances that actually makes sense?

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You won’t believe what I found online the other day – it was a Yahoo Finance story about a Yahoo columnist and author who believes that useless increases in the cost of the so-called “American Dream” are sending middle class Americans deeper and deeper into debt.  The miraculous element of this story is what the author claims is the cause of this phenomenon: their own spending. Continue reading “A Yahoo report on finances that actually makes sense?”