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Ever wonder how much money you've blown on Steam games over the years? You might not want to really know, but you're probably curious. And now thanks to Valve's "External Funds Used" tracker, you can finally get a sense of the long-term damage Steam has done to your financial health.

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Maxis's video game The Sims teaches an important lesson about human behaviour: Most of the time, we're just trying to meet a set of basic needs. In the world of the Sims, those needs are hunger, comfort, hygiene, bladder, energy, fun, social, and room, each represented by a slowly depleting bar. And they're so true to life that you should check your own before you leave home or start a long trip.

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Being broke sucks, and it's even worse when the world thinks you're broke because you spend too much on luxuries. When you're struggling to get by and you've cut your budget to its bare minimum, avocado toast is the last thing on your mind. You are, however, often tempted to just give up and spend frivolously. Here's a tip on how to keep your spirits up.

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When I was planning my wedding, everyone warned me about "once in a lifetime" mentality, which is basically an excuse to spend money like crazy because it's a special occasion. This mentality doesn't just apply to weddings, though. It can hit during other occasions, too.

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Investing isn't as hard as most people think, but there's a lot of jargon to learn. Stocks and bonds are two common terms that come to mind when you think about investing. Many people don't know the difference, so we're going to break it down.

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Watching television over the weekend, I came across one of those "gold is the only real investment" commercials. Since 2008, though, gold has not been a very good investment. But people fall for these commercials all the time.

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Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, "if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one chapter," so I took it one chapter at a time. Before I knew it, I finished the whole thing. Small actions made all the difference and our finances work the same way.