03.31.12

Buy Clothes Off-Season and on Tax-Free Holidays (90/365)

If you’ve checked out the thrift stores, outlet stores, and consignment shops in your area and still haven’t found the clothes you’re looking for, you

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #66

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

03.30.12

Wear Old Clothing Around the House (89/365)

Right now, I’m wearing an old pair of jeans with a few small holes and a Chicago Cubs t-shirt that dates from 2002 or 2003

03.30.12

Frugality and the Street Vendor

A few days ago, I ran across some older videos that I made during some of the work-related trips I took early in the last

03.29.12

Focus on Quality Brands That Hold Up Over Time (88/365)

Almost every article of clothing you buy has a little brand label on it somewhere, whether stitched into the lining or on a little tag

Reader Mailbag: School Days

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

03.28.12

Shop at Consignment Shops and Outlet Stores (87/365)

While thrift stores and secondhand stores are my first line of defense when it comes to new clothes, I don’t always find what I need

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shorts Transition Edition

I’m one of those people that you’ll typically find wearing full-length pants on the hottest day of the year. I’m not much of a fan

03.27.12

Hit Thrift Shops and Secondhand Shops in Upscale Neighborhoods (86/365)

One of my best resources for finding new clothes comes from going to the nicest neighborhoods in a metro area (in my case, usually Des

03.27.12

The Vegetable Train: How To Save Money on Produce

For the last twenty months or so, I’ve been switching back and forth between a vegan and vegetarian diet for health reasons (also occasionally eating

03.26.12

Focus on Clothes That Match Well (85/365)

The vast majority of my wardrobe is made up of items that simply go well together. I can grab almost any shirt and any pair

Reader Mailbag: The After-Rain Smell

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

03.25.12

Avoid Clothes That Require Washing Separately (84/365)

Several years ago, I owned this wonderful sweater that I liked to wear during the winter. It fit me almost perfectly, the color of it

How Are My 2012 Goals Progressing?

I thought it might be interesting to take a moment and review the goals I set for myself in 2012 and how they’re coming along.

03.24.12

Be a Frugal Example (83/365)

We all take a lot of cues from the people around us. We see other people doing things and, if it seems reasonable and useful,

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #65

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

03.23.12

Involve the Children in Frugal Projects like Gardening (82/365)

Our family’s gardens consists of three raised terraces, a small patch along the side of our house, and a decorative patch in the front. We

Thoughts on Social Savings Inside the Store

A few days ago, Sarah and I were buying shoes for our daughter. She’s graduating to shoes with laces, as she’s developed the finger strength

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