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Reader Poll – How Far Out Are You Planning?

I am not going to start this post with the words “Due to the recent economic downturn…” I am not going to start this post with the words “Due to the recent economic downturn…” I am not going to start this post with the words “Due to the recent economic downturn…” I have already written about my financial priorities and my annual goals – and now I think I’m ready to put together a comprehensive plan for the next decade (or two).  Thinking about the future, I couldn’t help buy wonder – How Far Out Are You Planning?  Are you thinking about future, or are you just trying to get through the month?  I’d love for you to vote in…

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Do You Really Care What Other People Think?

Today, I was hauling off some trash in my old pickup truck.  The radio in the truck barely works and will only receive AM stations.  As I was bumping down the dirt road, headed to the landfill, I hit the seek button, and the radio stopped on a talk show, hosted by some dude I’ve never before heard. He said, and I quote – The reason most folks overspend is that they care too much what other people think.  They’re trying to keep up with the Joneses, so they spend and spend. The station faded before I could find out more about the dude or his radio program, but his statement got me to thinking. Do I really care what…

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How Much Do You Pay For Television?

Back in January, I purchased a new high definition television.  In order to get high definition channels, I signed up with Dish Network.  Our monthly bill is $92.73.  We live in a very rural area, and there aren’t any stations available via over-the-air antenna.  We also live in area where cable is not available.  So, if we want high definition content, we are pretty much stuck with choosing one of the satellite providers. How much do you pay for television?  Do you watch television?  What about some of the online options like Hulu or Miro? When we were getting out of debt, we radically reduced our bills and we only had the most basic satellite package.  But, over the past…

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