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About: I was already overdrafted on my checking account by the time my pay was deposited, I had no savings, and worst of all, I cashed out my most important financial asset - my retirement account. Thankfully, that was a while ago and a lot has changed. To keep me green and growing, I share stories of how I save more to explore.
Year Started: 2020
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THE COST OF MINDLESSNESS: A $500 INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLENovember 25, 2020
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