Being evil to save money

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Nice guys finish last right?  No one could accuse me of being too nice, though I don’t think I’m terribly evil.  Maybe just a teensy bit.  But you don’t want to be the guy who stands in the rain, holding the door open for everyone else do you?  Well, whether or not nice guys do finish last, I’d like to suggest some tongue-in-cheek (and not-so tongue in cheek) ways to...

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What to buy at the dollar store

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I used to work in a dollar store.  It was my first retail job ever.  I wasn’t very good at customer service then: Customer: “This is terrible, blah blah blah blah…” Me: “Well… you’re welcome to leave.” Customer: “You can’t talk to me like that.  You think that because your father owns this store you can talk to me like that?  Blah blah...

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Avoid lifestyle inflation

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When you’re used to following a certain budget, getting extra money can seem like an easy bonus – it doesn’t form part of your budget so it’s okay to spend it away.  After all, if you’ve taken care of you bills and your savings, everything else is gravy right?  But that’s where it is easy to fall into the trap of lifestyle inflation.  Suddenly that extra bit...

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