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Debt Consolidation - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 3/24/2017

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Topics: Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Debt, Video Blog, Budgeting, Saving

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Posted by Paco de Leon on 3/20/2017

There are plenty of people who don't have an emergency fund. In fact, nearly 30 percent of Americans don't, according to a report by NeighborWorks America.

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Topics: Debt, Budgeting, Saving

Budgeting Tip: Start Small, Don't Stop

Posted by Charles Haine on 1/9/2017

Most dieters fail by denying themselves any pleasure. Deciding to “get healthy,” they decide to eat 100% healthy all the time always. While each individual meal is fine, consumed with water and no desert, it’s when you start thinking about the future, about a lifetime of healthy food, with no pizza, no burgers, no fries, stretching out between now and death that things tend to fall apart, that all of the sudden you are at the donut shop buying a dozen and eating them sitting in the parking lot. This often leads to a full week of nightly pizza orders before you get back on track.

We naturally seek pleasure, and giving it up one meal at a time is one thing, but imagining the rest of our lives without cake is another. This is the theory behind the 4 hour diet by Tim Farris, which has a “cheat day” built in every saturday where you literally eat whatever you want. It’s easier to eat healthy wednesday knowing you’ll have all the pie you want saturday. The cheat day also helps reset your metabolism, so that your body never adjusts to the slower caloric intake of the healthy meals, and acknowledges the social nature of food. You still get to have a big italian dinner with your family and break bread together, while moving towards a healthier goal.

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Topics: Consumerism, Budgeting, Saving

Money can be a scary thing to talk about, but it’s worth it to try

Posted by Charles Haine on 12/18/2016

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Topics: Budgeting, Family

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