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Brian Bienkowski has been writing about personal finance for over 15 years covering debt recovery, fraud, and credit topics. He has worked on several personal finance books and guides that help consumers navigate the US credit system. When he’s away from the keyboard he enjoys craft beer and fishing – and once enjoyed a cold Sweet Water IPA after catching a sailfish.
Nearly everyone thinks college is worth it, but that doesn’t mean you need to go into debt to get a degree.
Not bad for a person who never heard of a 401(k).
His frugal living couldn’t save one thing, and that nearly cost him his life.
She even analyzes her smallest purchases.
It’s also about tension, conflict and controlling your “money blueprint.”
From that day on he vowed to learn more about money management.
People doubt she can do it, but she has a plan.
She went from living alone in an empty apartment to finding success and happiness.
He also helps other military personnel improve their money management skills.
He got a late start on his career and financial goals, but he’s making a comeback.
But in order to reach his goal, he worked and saved big time — and also lived like a pauper.
He also paid it all off — but it cost him some memories.
But even with that experience, she still suffered through her own debt issues.
And she hopes it will help other women improve their finances.
He works two full-time jobs and still makes time to write about money.
He and his wife “took action” after receiving a year-end tax document.
He made it happen by working hard and not buying into the “consumer culture.”
Now he teaches students and his former coworkers about personal finance.
He was a born saver and hustler — even if it meant cleaning up poop.
He and his wife eat healthier now and save more money.
With employment opportunities scarce for a literature major, she discovered a new calling
She stopped making excuses and started her own financial and personal revival.
They remind the My Family On a Budget writer of his money mistakes.
It helped him adjust his lifestyle, pay off more debt and save for an emergency fund.
He and his wife decided a retired life on the road meant more to them.
In personal finance and her favorite sport.
Here’s a hint: It takes stealth and quickness.
He prevents young lawyers from trashing their own finances for free
New York City is expensive but he and his wife make it work.
His neighbors don’t like “flashy” and he fits right in.
It wasn’t hard — all she had to do was blow up her lifestyle.
Listing priorites and values made a vacation of a lifetime happen.
The words were financially inspiring, but you’ll never guess who said them.
He remains anonymous for a good reason.
Your pets may be a part of the family but that doesn’t mean you have to waste money on dumb toys to show your love for them.
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