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  • Spring Savings!

    May 20, 2010|By David Lester

    Spring has sprung and I’m loving it. Do you know what I love about spring?  It’s not the cute birds or the cuddly bees or flowers or trees – what I love about spring is the electricity savings!  Yeah that’s right. Since the nice weather has come my electric bills have been cut in half […]

  • Thrifty Travel Tips One

    May 8, 2010|By David Lester

    I must have deleted this blog by mistake so after many requests here it is again.  Travel well!  I just booked a flight to Australia to visit some close friends that moved there, and I wanted to share my tricks of the trade on how to get the best and cheapest flight.  The more money […]

  • Getting Into Your “Investor” Zone

    May 5, 2010|By David Lester

    If you’re an active investor like I am, days like yesterday can be a scary thing.  The DOW was down 222 points the highest one day drop since Feb.  It is easy to get swooped up with today’s news…debt problems in Spain, Greece and Portugal, a weakening Euro and China pulling back the strings on […]

  • Best Shopping Practices

    April 23, 2010|By David Lester

    I’m very serious when I shop.  I don’t just buy things willy nilly or on a whim.  I shop to win.  Nothing drives me crazier than to buy something and then see that I didn’t get the best deal.  I’ve listed my shopping strategies below for everyone to use for their ultimate items and save […]

  • I Heart Money – The Money Book for Today!

    April 6, 2010|By David Lester

    My book is here! Anyone who loves my blogs can now purchase a money manual with all of my strategies and philosophies on investing, borrowing, saving and life. Purchase it right here from my blog and you’ll receive free shipping and handling! I know you love saving money too. 🙂  I love money. I’ve always […]

  • La Petite Mortgage!

    March 31, 2010|By David Lester

      It scares me that the word “mort,” which means “death” in French, is in the word “mortgage.”  Here are a few ways to take the Grim Reaper out of your payment plans.     We are at the bottom of mortgage interest rates and it is time to consider fixing your rate to save money and […]

  • Go From Idealist to Absolute Realist Now!

    March 24, 2010|By David Lester

    What is that one thing that you always dream about when sitting in the car waiting for a light or having your morning coffee?  That one thing that you fantasize about?  The one thing that gets you excited about doing?  That gives you those butterflies when you spend time thinking about how great it would be?  It could be a […]

  • Thrifty Travel Tips Too

    March 20, 2010|By David Lester

    I just got back from an ah-mazing trip and I have some quick trips to get more bang out of your buck when travelling. They will help you save money on the every day stuff while on the road so you can funnel the savings back into a better trip.     1. Everyday eating:  It is so easy to eat fast […]

  • The $30,000 Latte!

    February 17, 2010|By David Lester

    If you love my blogs sign up to get them in your email each week on my RSS site! http://feeds.feedburner.com/IHeartMoney I’m sure all of you have figured out that I like to have my money and spend it too.  Here is one of my quick tips for all of those fancy coffee house latte drinkers. […]

  • Build Your Own Mutual Funds

    February 10, 2010|By David Lester

    As you’ve probably already read, 80% of mutual funds under perform the market.  Why would I ever pay up to 2.5% in management fees to under perform anything?  You can really see that they don’t have our best interests in mind.  When the market was correcting huge in 2008 and 2009 did any of the managers go […]

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