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“And It’s Scented!”: The Perfumed Credit Card You Never Knew You Needed (Because You Don’t)

Today in inexplicable news from the Middle East, Abu Dhabi-based Al Hilal bank has come up with a new gimmick to entice female customers to spend, spend, spend, in the face of a huge oil price crash and a plummeting stock market. In a move that screams out “JUST HOW MANY LEGALLY BLONDE GIFS CAN […]

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Love Don’t Pay My Bills: Investing

I have to admit that investing is one of the more opaque realms of the financial world. I’m not totally sure I get it: the stock market – how does that work? (I majored in English, guys. I read cooking magazines and erudite old Russian and French novels. The contemporary world of finance is a brave […]

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Love Don’t Pay My Bills: Saving

We’ve been making such exciting progress through our journey in Financial Land, and it’s not time to stop now! No, today, we’re going to tackle one of the most difficult aspects of personal finance, and you know what that is. Not picking out a killer new wallet. Saving. And as usual, DailyWorth (which I still […]

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Love Don’t Pay My Bills: Earning

Last week, we talked about budgeting (oh, did we ever!), but this week, we’re going to rewind a step and look at one of the two major factors involved in budgeting: what you earn. Earning is a topic over which you may feel you can exert little control, but that’s not true. Even within most given […]

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Love Don’t Pay My Bills: Budgeting

I have been snooping around in the lives of my lady friends, doing actual research, and experimenting a lot with my own life – a harrowing experience for my dude – to nail down the best methods and mindsets for getting your budget set, functional, and happy.