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David Bakke

David started his own personal finance blog, YourFinances101, in June of 2009 and published his first book on ways to save more and spend less called "Don't Be A Mule..." Since then he has been a regular contributor for Money Crashers. He lives just outside Atlanta, GA and most all of his free time is taken up by his amazing three year old son, Nicholas.
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Debt Happened to Me – Here’s What I Learned on the Way Out

I am working with Marcus by Goldman Sachs™ to help spread the word about Marcus loans.Debt can happen to anyone. I'm living proof.My debt story began when I got my first credit card.For various...
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5 Ideas to Save on Super Bowl Party Food, Recipes & Supplies

The big game is upon us and you might be planning a Super Bowl party at your house this year.  If you want to make a great impression on your friends and family, you...
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How to Donate a Used Car to Charity

The process of purchasing a new vehicle can be overwhelming. Nobody looks forward to dealing with overbearing car salesmen or the cumbersome process of trading in or reselling a car. However, you do have...
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Mutual of Omaha Bank Review – Banking Accounts & Mortgage Loans

Mutual of Omaha Bank offers a wide variety of financial products, including a checking and savings account, a money market account, a credit card, and mortgage loan options. Whether you're looking to streamline your...

Manilla Review – Get All Your Online Accounts & Bills in One Place

Looking to save money and de-clutter your life? It may be time to organize and streamline your financial picture, and the services offered by Manilla can help.Personal finance can be a dull and tedious subject,...
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8 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

The average tuition cost for one year at a public university is now $17,000, and the average annual price of private colleges is twice that amount. However, rather than waving your white flag and...

WhiteFence Review – Your Assistant for Monthly Bill Savings

One of the best ways to save money is to reduce your monthly bills. However, researching and investigating the many different discounts and pricing plans for services such as Internet, TV, gas, and electricity...
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Borro Review – Are Short-Term Collateral Loans Worth It?

In today's tough economic times, getting a loan from a bank is much more difficult than it once was. And if you happen to have a less-than-stellar credit score, you may find yourself out...

Lemon Squad Review – Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspections

An increasing amount of people are buying cars via the Internet, sight unseen beyond digital photographs. In fact, Craigslist and eBay Motors have both experienced recent rises in auto sales. If you're considering an out-of-state...
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CARCHEX Review – Extended Car Warranty & Inspection Service

When you consider that the biggest purchase most people make in their lives is a home, it makes perfect sense to invest extra money in a home inspection and home insurance. Despite the somewhat...

American Express Personal Savings Review – Savings Account & CDs

If you have money to invest, but can't commit to long-term investment vehicles such as a 401k plan or Roth IRA, a high-yield savings account or certificate of deposit could meet your needs. Each is a...
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BillGuard Review – Protect Your Credit Cards From Fraud

When it comes to managing your money, verifying your credit card and debit card statements is an important part of the process. But how many of us really do this on a consistent basis?...