04.13.12

Snippets of Frugality

I get emails and comments and tweets from people all the time who seem almost disturbed by the idea that I incorporate frugality into my

04.12.12

Have a Yard Sale (102/365)

You’ve gone through your clutter. You’ve sold off a lot of valuable individual items that you don’t want any more. You’ve also eliminated some of

Reader Mailbag: Climbing Children

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

04.11.12

Sell Bulk Entertainment Items at a Secondhand Entertainment Store (101/365)

Yesterday, I talked about the value of selling individually valuable items using internet auction sites and classified listings. If you know something has significant individual

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Passing Sickness Edition

On Saturday evening, my wife fell really ill. She was feverish and barely wanted to crawl out of bed. By Sunday afternoon, she felt fine.

04.10.12

Sell Specific and Individually Valuable Items on eBay (100/365)

When you start going through your clutter, you’re going to find items of value that you simply realize that you don’t use any more. Video

04.10.12

Is Renting a Car Cheaper for a Long Road Trip?

Monica wrote in with a question that I thought deserved a detailed answer. I’m going to be driving from northern Minnesota to Dallas, Texas for

04.09.12

Realize that Clutter Itself Is a Giant Money Sink (99/365)

Whenever I see a cluttered mess, I see lost money. Think about what a cluttered shelf or a closet or a drawer really contains. It

Reader Mailbag: Easter Egg Hunting

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

04.08.12

Cut Dryer Sheets in Half and Reuse Them (98/365)

Dryer sheets do a pretty good job of reducing static cling on items in the dryer, plus they can add a bit of freshness to

04.08.12

Evaluating Savings the Frugal Way

Let’s say a reputable friend came up to you on the street and said, “If you make this one simple change in your life and

04.07.12

Use Household Items You Already Have to Remove Stains (97/365)

There are a lot of products out there that are marketed to make you believe that you need these items to remove stains in your

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #68

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.

04.06.12

Learn Basic Sewing Skills (96/365)

You lose a button off of your favorite shirt. What do you do? Your son receives a pair of pants where the length and fit

How We Plan for a Summer Vacation

A few days ago, I mentioned that my family and I are going on a summer vacation to South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, where we

04.05.12

Don’t Wash Clothes That Aren’t Dirty (95/365)

At the end of the day, when I’m changing clothes and getting ready for bed, one thing that I always do is examine the shirt

Reader Mailbag: That Old Familiar Song

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

04.04.12

Don’t Buy Clothes Simply for the Emotional Rush (94/365)

This is one of those useful general tactics that spreads far beyond shopping for clothes and extends to almost anything you might buy. Never, ever

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