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The Mind-Boggling Power of Automated Savings

By Byron Ellis November 27, 2018

“Automation is cost cutting by tightening the corners and not cutting them.” – Haresh Sippy It’s amazing how much of your life can now be automated. Light switches, thermostats, locks, home security sensors, ovens, refrigerators, sprinkler systems, emails, grocery shopping; all of this can become bionic with just a handful of apps on your smart phone. But can you automate your money? Of course! Paying bills, tracking credit, updating your net worth—all automated. And most importantly, you can save money automatically. Actually, automated savings has…
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My Thoughts from the Latest Money Magazine College Study

By Byron Ellis November 20, 2018

“I’d compare college tuition to paying for a personal trainer at an athletic club. [Professors] play the roles of trainers, giving people access to the equipment (books, labs, our expertise) and after that, it is our job to be demanding.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Money Magazine recently published their annual university ranking, The Best Colleges For Your Money. I read through it and have a number of thoughts to share.   College is expensive…but don’t let that scare you   Let’s not sugarcoat…
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Doing Holidays Right: 5 Tips to Keep Holiday Spending in Check

By Byron Ellis November 13, 2018

“Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you.” – Adrian Corday Ah, the holidays… A joyful time. A time to share with family and friends. A time to celebrate, to give thanks, and to show gratitude for our blessings. Laughter, beauty, good food and good cheer. And stress. That’s right. The best time of the year is also the most stressful. Why? Money, of course. More specifically, spending it. The fact is, holiday spending produces tremendous financial strain…
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Eleven Clever Ways to Save Money Every Day

By Byron Ellis November 1, 2018

While you may already be familiar with some money-saving tactics— such as bringing your lunch to work instead of buying it or getting fewer cups of coffee out — there are more creative ways to save money every day that you may not yet be doing. Here are 12 unusual ways you can save money every day. Read More