Penguin Thoughts

Your money-saving prodigy penguin writes

Penguin Thoughts

Your money-saving prodigy penguin writes

Charlie ❤️ Costco and so should you

  When a new person joins our team at Charlie, we all celebrate. There are lots of little...

Featured Posts

Featured Posts

6 Side Hustles You Can Do With Kids

  Who doesn't love a side hustle?  Since I like you and your entrepreneurial spirit, let me be straight with you — it’s a bit of a challenge starting something on the side when you have kids. By the time you get a sitter, the side hustle may no longer be profitable....

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How to Make Major Bank Hosting a Yard Sale

  Who doesn't love finding treasures?  If you have a bunch of items you're getting rid of, why not sell them for maximum dollar with little hassle? Instead of listing them on online marketplaces like eBay, yard sales are a great way to make a few bucks in just a few...

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Is Charlie Finance Safe?

  We live in an era of constant data breaches, identity theft, and online fraud. It often feels like a game of, “Who do you trust?” every time an app asks for your private information. Keeping your personal and financial information secure is our highest priority at...

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Budgeting for the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

  Congrats, bride-to-be! Are you excited about the big day? You already know that your wedding day will be an event to remember. If getting the wedding dress of your dreams is on top of your list, the good news is that there are no shortage of choices out there. The...

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What to Do When Summer FOMO Kicks In

  With summer quickly approaching, many of us are indulging the fantasy of lounging on a tropical beach with yummy cocktails or taking a long-awaited road trip. As exciting as those things sound, the fantasy is often dashed when reality hits: these things cost money....

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How to Personalize Your New Apartment on a Budget

  Moving can be exciting -- but expensive. Between the first and last month’s rent, your security deposit, and other costs, your bank account may be hurting. To top it all off, your new apartment feels foreign, like it’s someone else’s home. But don’t worry -- you can...

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30+ Hacks to Save When Grocery Shopping

  Grocery shopping is a major line item on anyone’s budget. (Charlie spends more than he cares to admit on squid, his favorite seafood!) But he knows that it’s possible to refine your spending in this category. Let’s look at several strategies you could implement to...

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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

How to Make Major Bank Hosting a Yard Sale

  Who doesn't love finding treasures?  If you have a bunch of items you're getting rid of, why not sell them for maximum dollar with little hassle? Instead of listing them on online marketplaces like eBay, yard sales are a great way to make a few bucks in just a few...

read more

8 Tips to Score the Best Deals on Amazon Prime Day

  Summertime and the savings is easy. This rings especially true if you’re an Amazon Prime member. For bargain hunters around the world, Prime Day is an eagerly awaited event where members can snag the best deals on Amazon’s marketplace.  This year, the biggest...

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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July on a Budget

  Independence Day is coming up fast, which means it’s time for backyard BBQs, poolside popsicles, and sizzling sparklers! To make sure your savings don’t go up in smoke like the fireworks on the 4th, Charlie has some great ways to keep your dollars from declaring...

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Is Charlie Finance Safe?

  We live in an era of constant data breaches, identity theft, and online fraud. It often feels like a game of, “Who do you trust?” every time an app asks for your private information. Keeping your personal and financial information secure is our highest priority at...

read more

Budgeting for the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

  Congrats, bride-to-be! Are you excited about the big day? You already know that your wedding day will be an event to remember. If getting the wedding dress of your dreams is on top of your list, the good news is that there are no shortage of choices out there. The...

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How to Have Fun (Not) Traveling this Summer

  Confession: Traveling during the busy summer season just isn’t for me. In our modern age filled with digital nomads and travel hacking devotees, it’s almost a sin not to be daydreaming about the next summer vacay. But in my humble opinion, summer travel can be a bit...

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What to Do When Summer FOMO Kicks In

  With summer quickly approaching, many of us are indulging the fantasy of lounging on a tropical beach with yummy cocktails or taking a long-awaited road trip. As exciting as those things sound, the fantasy is often dashed when reality hits: these things cost money....

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