Charlie Stroller, president, CEO and CFO of Financial Advisor magazine's parent company CFPN, has 25 years' experience running companies and has specialized in expense reduction and cost containment. Those who know him can attest that he is an expert on finding the best deals when it comes to both business and personal expenditures.

Charlie Stroller's Smart Spender Blog

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Boots On The Ground From Cape Cod, 2013

by Charlie Stroller

Things were still quiet on the Cape this summer, but the people that were there weren't complaining...

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Changing Health Insurance Trains

by Charlie Stroller

If you have adult children under 26, it might pay to keep health insurance payments in the family.

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Boots On The Ground From Cape Cod ... Two Years Later

by Charlie Stroller

Back in 2010, I wrote about the economic impact from the Great Recession that I observed on my ride to Cape Cod. Two years later, what I see is just as bad -- if not worse.

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One Call Yields $1,114 In Savings

by Charlie Stroller

One phone call to inquire about lowering my Verizon Fios bill led to more savings than I could have imagined.

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Got An Extra $75K Or More Lying Around?

by Charlie Stroller

By opening a brokerage account at this firm, you can earn an Apple gift card of up to $500.

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This Might Peak Your Interest

by Charlie Stroller

If you're tired of getting as little as ...

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CHECK Out These Prices

by Charlie Stroller

One of my co-workers recently told me how he made the mistake of ordering checks through his local bank and wound up paying $97 for four boxes. We both laughed and agreed he got ripped off badly...

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Sometimes Giving Is Better Than Saving

by Charlie Stroller

Hopefully, many of you have saved or made some money from the ideas I have presented on this blog...

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I'm Not Getting Older, I'm Getting Discounts

by Charlie Stroller

A recent experience prompted me to look into senior discounts, and what I found surprised the heck out of me. It might also surprise you and your clients.

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Converting Investments Into AMEX Rewards

If you have an American Express Rewards account, you can receive up to 50,000 points when you open and fund, or add new money to an existing, non-retirement Fidelity brokerage account.

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Dine Out More, Earn More

by Charlie Stroller

Hilton offers a program that rewards you to eat out.

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Do You Have A Back Up Plan?

by Charlie Stroller

One of the best things about cell phones is having a contact list. You never have to remember a phone number...

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Fit To Print

by Charlie Stroller

Looking for a good deal on a printer this holiday season? I bought a printer this week that has great ratings and an amazing price.

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Boots On The Ground Report From Cape Cod

by Charlie Stroller

Things are kind of quiet here on Cape Cod in contrast to the traffic and lines from years past.

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Top 10 Annoyances While Driving To Cape Cod

by Charlie Stroller

I've been driving on weekends to Cape Cod this summer, and this year I've noticed a lot of things that annoy me, often because they are wasteful...

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