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Are We Too Open About Money? 

I read hundreds of stories online about personal finances and sometimes wonder - are we too open about money?  Talking about personal finances has become less taboo in recent years, but are there some things we should just keep to ourselves?  My parents and grandparents have mentioned in passing (quite a few times actually) that I shouldn't reveal so much about my financial life.  Their generations never spoke openly about money and generally kept everything under wraps.  You never knew if…

How To Be Social While Paying Off Debt 

One thing I consistently struggle with is being social while paying off debt.  I'm single and in my 20's so most social events are at restaurants or bars multiple times a week.  On average I spend about $30 each time I go out.  That includes roughly 2-3 drinks and an appetizer eaten at the bar or shared with friends.  If I continued to spend $30 four times a week out that would be $120 a week, $480 a month, and $5,670…