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Jim Wang is the founder of WalletHacks.com, a personal finance blog where he shares unconventional strategies and tactics to get ahead financially and in life. He has appeared in The New York Times, The Motley Fool, Business Week, and other media and radio outlets. See more at www.wallethacks.com and follow Jim on Facebook or Twitter.

5 Ways to Save at Aldi

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Save at Aldi

5 Ways to Save at Aldi

Aldi is a low-priced grocery store operator that originated in Germany but now has almost 10,000 stores in 18 countries around the globe. Aldi stands for Albrecht Diskont and is named after its founders, Karl and Theo Albrecht. In the U.S. alone there are over 1,500 stores (and the company operates Trader Joe’s stores as... Read More

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Several years ago, while driving through upstate New York, we stopped at a grocery store my friend from the area absolutely raved about. I had never heard of Wegmans and was a little surprised we were stopping there because it was lunchtime. Little did I know what was in store for me! In the years... Read More

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

Managing Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

If you think paying off debt is just about math, you only know half the story. Sure, the balance is a number. The interest rate is a number. Your payment is a number. The debt is a story. Maybe it’s a student loan that funded your four-year education and has enabled you to get the job you’re... Read More

4 Credit Score Myths That Are Totally Wrong

Credit 101

4 Credit Score Myths That Are Totally Wrong

4 Credit Score Myths That Are Totally Wrong

We all know that your credit score is really important, so it’s no surprise that you’d want to increase your credit score whenever possible. First, it’s important to know what your credit score says about you. It’s a measure of your creditworthiness. It’s not a measure of your wealth. It’s not a measure of how... Read More

How to Find a Budgeting Strategy That Works for You

Personal Finance

How to Find a Budgeting Strategy That Works for You

How to Find a Budgeting Strategy That Works for You

In 1890, Sakichi Toyoda invented the Toyoda wooden handloom, a device used to weave yarn or thread, and thus began an entrepreneurial journey, eventually leading to the Toyota Motor Corporation several decades later. What does an automaker, let alone one that started as a handloom manufacturer, have to do with budgeting? One of the core... Read More

5 Ways to Save on Netflix

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Save on Netflix

5 Ways to Save on Netflix

Whether it’s shows on other networks or their own originals, Netflix is one of my favorite services for cutting the cord. If you’re a fan, too, with some creativity you could save money on your Netflix subscription. Here are just a few of my favorite Netflix hacks. 1. Share an Account Wait a minute — Netflix lets you share?... Read More

5 Ways New Grads Can Screw Up Their Credit

Credit Score

5 Ways New Grads Can Screw Up Their Credit

5 Ways New Grads Can Screw Up Their Credit

Graduation can be an exciting and exhilarating time, but if you thought the era of grades and scores was over, I have some bad news: It’s not. While the As and Bs are behind you, they’ve been replaced with another number … a tricky little three-digit number called your credit score. Your credit score is... Read More

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

For me, the closest Best Buy is a good 25-minute drive, and there are very few things I absolutely need today that can’t wait for two-day shipping. But sometimes, most often for video games, I “need” something that day, so visiting Best Buy becomes an option. Here are some tips for getting the most for... Read More

6 Car Rental Tricks That Can Save You Cash

Personal Finance

6 Car Rental Tricks That Can Save You Cash

6 Car Rental Tricks That Can Save You Cash

As summer approaches and vacations draw closer, it’s time to start thinking about car rentals. Renting a car is one of those things that, if you aren’t careful, can get very expensive and blow your entire vacation budget. Below, I’ll share six car rental tricks that will save you cash the next time you visit... Read More

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