Month: October 2010

The Value of “Project” Magazines

As I’ve mentioned before, my wife and I subscribe to a handful of magazines of various kinds. What I’ve found is that these magazines (aside from a couple of freebies that we won’t pay to renew) fall into one of two categories. Our magazines either are a source of long-form essays that are hard to …

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 2, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. I call it … …

Categories: Books and Reading

Homemade Gift Series #3: Caramel Apple Jam

How to Make Inexpensive and Delicious Homemade Caramel Apple Jam A few weeks ago, my wife stopped by a roadside stand where an individual was selling apples. A lot of apples. My wife asked if there were any deals, and the seller told her that he would sell her 8 1/2 pounds of “seconds” (apples …

Seeking Help

When exactly do you know when you’ve crossed the line from a problem you can handle yourself to a problem you need assistance with? That question comes up over and over again in so many avenues of life. When is a plumbing problem severe enough that it’s time to call in a plumber? When is …

Categories: Getting Started

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