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5 Amazing FSBO Stories as Told by Real Life Home Sellers

Hundreds of websites discuss how to sell your home without a commission-based broker, a process known as For Sale by Owner or FSBO (pronounced “fizbo”). FSBO can deliver enormous savings. On a $400,000 property, a homeowner can avoid paying at least $12,000 in seller agent commissions and twice that amount if the buyer also forgoes a broker. Although […]

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Getting Ahead By Lagging Behind

January is the month of resolution. Perhaps this year you’ve resolved to do something about your finances. At long last, you’ve decided to take real action so that instead of falling behind each year, for once you can actually start down the road of getting ahead. If this is your resolve, congratulations are in order. […]

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Holiday Special: Download FREE Kindle eBook

January 1 is just around the corner. Will 2015 be your year for making new financial resolutions? If so, I have glad tidings. For a limited time this holiday season, I’m giving away free downloads of my Kindle ebook: Spend Less Now!—A Checklist Program for the Decidedly Unfrugal. This offer ends on December 21. The SLN! […]

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever

The best Christmas gift I ever received was homemade. It came from an eight year old—my youngest sister. She gave it to me on December 25, 1982 and it’s been making me smile ever since. Back in the summer of 1982 my brother and I tried to see the movie Poltergeist. This Steven Spielberg release […]

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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2012 IRS Data]

Note: this post updates an earlier article dated August 15, 2014 which used 2011 data published under the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI) program. Since then, the IRS has released its 2012 data so the time is ripe to revisit this topic using the latest available statistics. Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing […]

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How to Stiff Your Undertaker

Death may be as sure as taxes, but unlike taxes death doesn’t have to cost you anything. I know this is true because two people I loved dearly have died this last year—and both of them passed without passing on any expenses to those they left behind. This post shows you a way to handle life’s […]

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Diamonds – Nothing But a Brilliant Illusion

It must be Canada week here at Frugal Fringe. Here’s an article from the great Manitoban blogger Free to Pursue (F2P) in which she dishes on the diamond industry. I don’t want to give anything away, so let’s just say her reasoning all rings true—with clarity! F2P is a terrific writer who has rearranged her […]

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An Open Letter About My Great Indebtedness

Dear Reader: I owe you a disclosure. I’m embarrassed I haven’t told you this before. There’s no way to break the news gently, so here it is: I am deep in debt. There. You have my confession. I’ve incurred huge obligations and it feels good to finally admit that they exist. Of course, my current […]

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