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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.
Lose Weight Budget

How To Lose Weight on a Budget

So, summer time is here and if you haven't done so already, now might be the time to try to shed some of these unwanted pounds around your waist line. As always, there is...
Credit Cards Golden Rule

The Golden Rule of Credit Cards

I remember this day like it was yesterday. After many years without credit cards, there was finally a credit card company out there willing to take a chance on me. I was not completely...
Three Year Old Lessons

Lessons from a Three Year Old: Everybody Makes Mistakes

Kids say some pretty cute things. I think we can all agree on that. My three year old, Nicholas, is no exception. I have no idea where he gets some of the stuff that...

Minimizing Expenses: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

Let's say for a moment that you were an expert in the following areas: computer repair, auto repair, insurance, mortgages, purchasing electronics, credit cards and your credit score. If that were the case, wouldn't life be...
Real Money Myths

Money Myths: The More You Make, The More You Spend

I remember my days back when I was about 7 or 8 years old.  I started my own business, so to speak, cutting grass in the neighborhood. I had just finished cutting a neighbor's...