Working Hard For What You Want – New Jetta Ad

Have you seen the latest commercial for the new Volkswagon Jetta? In the ad (called Moonighting), the main character, Tom, is working as a nurse (? I think) and he sees some ads for the new Jetta.  He then goes through the classified’s and proceeds to take on a number of jobs in order to afford the new car.

Here is what we see Tom doing to earn money:

  • Nurse – what appears to be his regular job.
  • Golf ball collector at a driving range – you know the guy that drives the little car that gets hit with golf balls.
  • Self-defense dummy – you see a group of women beating up on him while he wears padding.
  • Dog walker.
  • Dresses up as a hot dog and hands out ads for a food joint.
  • Bicycle cab driver.
  • Rodeo clown.
  • Nude model.

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SmartyPig Race Out of Debt Contest – One Winner Gets Almost Five Thousand Dollars!

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SmartyPig is running a new contest called “Race out of Debt.” The winner will get $4,951.  Why $4,951? Well, it seems that’s the average American’s credit card debt as of this Summer.  Sound like a lot?  It’s actually down 13% from last year!  So to celebrate bringing our debt down, SmartyPig is going to make one contestant super happy.

SmartyPig Race Out Of Debt Contest

Pork Run For Cash!

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Recurring Expenses Will Kill Your Budget-Choose Wisely

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As someone with a bunch of regular expenses, I know that they add up.  I also know that you’d have to pry my laptop from my cold, dead fingers before I’d voluntarily give up the internet.  In my husband’s case, cable is a necessity.  How do you choose between one recurring expense and another? Prioritize.
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Costs In Buying A Home Besides Your Mortgage

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“What are these home costs?!?” you scream to yourself as you start your life in your new home.  You went through your budget with a fine tooth comb, making sure you could afford the mortgage payments.  You negotiated the house price and got a good interest rate on the mortgage.  You know what your local taxes will be and you home insurance costs.  You thought you were set.  Then the OTHER costs rear their heads.  You quickly realize that owning a home isn’t all about being able to pay the mortgage.

There are a number of other costs you need to consider before you buy a house:
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Blueprint For How To Make Money With Your Blog – eBook

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Do you want to make money with your blog? You work your rear off writing great articles and designing your site.  Would you love to be able to earn some income for your work?  With the right steps you can build up a site that can supplement your salary, pay off your car, pay your mortgage, or perhaps even one day become a full-time career.

But where to start?

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The Government Thanks You For Your Taxes

On behalf of the government I’d like to thank you for your generous taxes.

Thank you for paying too much in taxes every paycheck.  We love the interest free loan!  We’re trillions in debt and every bit helps.  When we borrow from other countries by selling Treasuries we have to offer them interest for the loan.  Can you imagine what the interest on trillions in loans comes out to?!? But by not adjusting your W-4’s you help to keep the United States afloat, if only a little bit.
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Make More Money and Live Your Passion: Become a Cre8tor

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Your financial life has a certain trajectory—similar to a train on a track.

There will be twists and turns, but you can easily determine where you will end up if you stay on the financial track you’re currently on.

What if the traditional methods of working hard, cutting expenses, and saving don’t work for you?

Brown bagging it every day won’t cause you to jump tracks and end up somewhere completely different.  The guy living in the mansion overlooking the ocean didn’t buy that house by clipping coupons, and the chick passing you in a $400,000 Maybach didn’t get that way by eliminating her morning latte.

For most of us, the gap between where we are and where want to be is so wide that we’ll never be able to close it by following traditional financial advice.
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