07.31.12

Slowly Substitute Healthier Food Options (212/365)

Anyone who has ever paid attention to their health, even a little, knows that there is some correlation between their personal health and well being

07.31.12

The Cost of Your Trash

I absolutely hate it when I throw things away. Few things frustrate me more than having a full trash can. Why? I know that, on

07.30.12

Find an Exercise Buddy or Two (211/365)

One of the biggest challenges of picking up a positive but challenging habit is finding the consistent motivation to stick with it. If you’re operating

Reader Mailbag: Educating a Child

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

07.29.12

Exercise Regularly (210/365)

Physical exercise is something that helps your life in a lot of ways, many of which translate directly into dollars. For starters, a regular routine

07.28.12

Get Maximum Use out of Supplies like Baking Soda and Vinegar (209/365)

Baking soda and vinegar are two things that I always buy in bulk, simply because they both offer up so many uses at such an

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #84

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.

07.27.12

Master the Concept of Cost Per Use (208/365)

Most of the products we buy – everything from toilet paper and peanut butter to DVDs and board games – are purchased with the idea

Some Tips for Frugal Conventions

Once or twice a year, Sarah and I each take a “mini-vacation” of sorts in order to follow up on our individual interests and get

07.26.12

Try a More Value-Oriented Grocery Store (207/365)

All grocery stores are not created equal. In our area, you’ll find food co-ops that specialize in fresh groceries and items with quality ingredients, but

Reader Mailbag: Dog-Eared Books

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

07.25.12

Buy Generic Brand Products (206/365)

For most common items in a grocery store, you’ll find two distinct types of product. On the one hand, you’ll have the “name brand” items,

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Breakfast Edition

I try to eat breakfast each day, but I try to not eat it right when I get up. Instead, I wait until I actually

07.24.12

Shop at a Farmers’ Market (205/365)

For some of you, the CSA idea from yesterday won’t work. It might be too expensive up front. It might be difficult to pick up

Hiring Veterans is Good For Business and Families

It may or may not come as a surprise to you that the unemployment rate for veterans is higher than the national average. The unemployment

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07.24.12

What Are Job Benefits Worth?

A few days ago, I posted an article entitled A Salary Isn’t the Whole Picture, in which I discussed the fact that many jobs have

07.23.12

Look Into Joining a Community-Supported Agriculture Group (204/365)

A community supported agriculture group is one in which members of a community can buy “shares” in a local farm. Those shares pay out in

Reader Mailbag: Handwritten Notes

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

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