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Podcast 64: Taking Control of Your Finances, Flexo

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In today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Flexo about his recommended steps for people to take control of their personal finances. Among the things Flexo talks about are the importance of self-awareness, taking an inventory of your personal finances, tracking your money and getting out of debt.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #64
Taking Control of Your Finances, Flexo: S03E12 / 85

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:32] Interview with Flexo
[00:43] Taking control of your finances
[01:09] Becoming aware
[03:36] Taking inventory
[05:26] Predicting the future
[11:08] Tools to track your money
[14:49] Spending less than you earn
[18:12] Optimizing your banking setup
[20:20] Building a better budget
[23:00] Getting out of debt
[27:17] Setting goals
[29:58] Setting savings targets
[35:19] End

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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published July 11, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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