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EXCLUSIVE! Debt Q&A With Dr. J

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A FitPerez.com reader is in some serious credit card debt. So, they asked life coach Dr. J how they can still buy nice things and have a social life without breaking the bank:

My credit card bills keep growing but I don't feel like I am spending that much. I like to shop, but who doesn't? And my friends and I go out to eat or for drinks a few times a week. I don't feel like there are that many costs I can cut but something has to change because I'm trying to save up for a new car. How do people have so many nice things without going broke?

This is what Dr. J has to say:

Some people create their own LUCK. They "Labor Under Correct Knowledge." They look for the right opportunities, and almost more important, they know when they find them. Other people possess the Hunger-to-Have, and that gives them the energy to create their opportunities. However you get there, that extra effort helps slide open doors that you may not have noticed previously. Your opportunity to set goals and achieve them is here! Do you have the fortitude to open the right door? Starting a saving system takes serious discipline when you keep shopping and spending with your friends. Perhaps it's time to commit to designer duds, dinner, and drinks once a week vs. a few times a week. That small change can make it possible to flirt with your goal of being in the seat of your driving desire. But I'm sure you want to do more than flirt! The only way you are going to Muscle-Up your Money and grow your savings is to be a Conscious Collector of Cash. Manifest a Money Makeover Plan. Seek out Solutions to Save. Prioritize your profits and learn how to become thrifty at the appropriate times. The sooner you take action and change your current spending habits, the sooner you will be in the driver's seat…of that new car and your life. Consider this, "It's not about what YOU drive. It's about what drives YOU!" In your case, both apply!

Good advice!

If you've got a question about how to handle something bothering you in life, shoot us an email or ask the doctor himself @AskDocJ on Twitter!

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Lisa Vanderpump Responds To Credit Card Claims Made At Her Restaurant

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She's got something to say about this!

After an employee at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Villa Blanca was accused of allegedly changing the tip amount on a customer's credit card receipt, Lisa is finally speaking about how "shocked" she was to learn of the incident.

A rep for the RHOBH star says:

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Lisa Vanderpump's Restaurant Accused Of Changing Tip Amount On Customer's Receipt!

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Not cool!!!

A customer who dined at the restaurant owned by RHOBH's Lisa Vanderpump is claiming that someone at the restaurant changed the tip amount on her credit card receipt.

Judy Spires says she was extremely unhappy with the food and service at Villa Blanca and only left a 10% tip on a $50 dollar check.

She's shown proof that she only left a $5 tip, however, when she looked at her bank statement, an additional two dollars was added to the final amount.

Judy says:

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Can Cash Keep You Healthy?

Filed under: DietsFood

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No, you still should not be putting those dollar, dollar billz anywhere near your face! LOLz!

However, a recent study analyzing the shopping habits of those who use cash at grocery stores instead of credit or debit has found that they are less likely to buy "unhealthy" food.

Inneresting!

Published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the study sampled receipts of 1,000 loyal shoppers at a Northeastern supermarket chain over a 6 month period and analyzed what they bought and how they paid.

The researchers discovered those using cash were more likely to stick to their shopping list, while credit and debit card spenders bought more on impulse.

Basically, credit and debit shoppers are more likely to give into their taste buds when passing through the bakery section and come home with a dozen donuts instead of a dozen carrots!

This research only stresses the importance of never shopping for food on an empty stomach and always sticking to a list of healthy options when visiting the grocery store.

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Google Wallet Replacing That Thing In Your Back Pocket

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Hate losing your wallet? Well, this news is making it sound like wallets will soon be obsolete, so you may be losing it permanently.

Google, Inc. is launching a trial-based Google Wallet payment system this summer, which customers living in San Francisco and New York can utilize if they have a Google Nexus S 4G.

Called a "single-tap" solution, shoppers should be able to pay with a single tap of their phone on a payment terminal, or a swipe past it.

Neat-O!

Too bad it's actually more of a "double-tap, followed by a signature" solution since a Google exec had to tap TWICE, then sign on the screen of the terminal to make a purchase during the demo in NYC on Thursday.

Two WHOLE taps? That really takes the "O" out of "neat-O"! Ha!

While Google assures us it is more secure than a credit or debit card, there are still some pros and cons to this new technology.

Pro: You're wallet will never be stuffed with too many dollar bills or receipts to fit in your pocket again!

Con: If you drop this wallet in the toilet you may not have another method of payment to buy another one. LOLz!

We'll probably stick to our water-proof credit card for now, but it sounds like that ancient piece of plastic may not be around much longer because every company and their mother is developing similar technology.

Would U rather just swipe your smart phone than use a credit or debit card?

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Warrant Issued For Former American Idol Contestant's Arrest!

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And to think - all of this over effing cologne!

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of former American Idol contestant Chikezie Eze, after he failed to show up at a January 14th court hearing regarding his arrest last year, for - how could we forget? - attempting to buy cologne with a phony credit card!

As if this story can't get any more ridiculous, the judge who issued the warrant is none other than Lindsay Lohan's former BFF, Marsha Revel!

Uh-oh! This guy should NOT have messed with her!

We know all about her tolerance for bull shiz!

This ain't gonna be pretty! LOLz!

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Kardashian Kard Kosts Krazy $$$

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Sure, it would be kool to karry around the pre-paid Kardashian Kard…but is it kost effective?

There's a lot of skepticism out there about this kard because of all the fees associated with it.

The Kardashian Kard costs $99.95 to use for 12 months, and there's a card purchase fee of $9.95 AND monthly fees of $7.95.

Sounds like it's kind of expensive to keep up with the Kardashian Kard!

Here are some of the other costs associated with the Kard:

-$1 fee to add money to the kard

-$1.50 to speak with a live operator

-$2 per transaction for automatic bill pay

Guess the big question is whether or not these extra fees are a lesser evil than the drama/fees/debt potential associated with credit cards.

What do U think about the Kardashian Kard?

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