10.31.12

Get Into Free Customer Programs (304/365)

There are a lot of businesses that offer free customer loyalty programs of various kinds. Airlines, hotels, specialty goods stores, drugstores, many grocery stores, gas

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Disaster Relief Edition

A large section of the country is reeling from the hurricane. Aside from extending sympathy from the millions of victims, I only have one small

10.30.12

Discover Craigslist and Freecycle (303/365)

We currently own a 2004 Honda Pilot, which we use for most of our family’s driving needs. We bought it off of Craigslist. We ended

10.29.12

Don’t Shop for Entertainment’s Sake (302/365)

Shopping is an extremely expensive form of entertainment. If you go out shopping simply because you can’t think of something else to do, you’re willingly

Reader Mailbag: Congratulations, Giants

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

10.28.12

Host an All-Day “Cook Ahead” Party (301/365)

About three months ago, I included an entry in this series describing the advantages of cooking and freezing complete meals in advance. Typically, we’d make

Keeping Hobby and Entertainment Spending in Check

A few years ago, I was a big collector of DVDs. I amassed a collection of almost 1,000 DVDs of all kinds, and I was

10.27.12

Buy in Bulk with Friends (300/365)

I love shopping at the big warehouse stores. If you’re at least a bit observant with the prices, you can find some very solid discounts

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #97

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.

10.26.12

Share Money-Saving Tips with Your Friends (299/365)

This morning, I posted an article in which I described nine frugality tips I shared with my friends over the last several months. They were

10.26.12

Nine Frugal Ideas for Nine Friends

I love sending frugality tips to my friends when I see an opportunity for it. I thought it might be fun to share some of

10.25.12

Share Purchases of Equipment with Neighbors and Friends (298/365)

There are a lot of pieces of equipment that are useful to have around, but that you don’t use very often. Gardening equipment is a

Reader Mailbag: World Series

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

10.24.12

Organize “Work Parties” Where People Gather to Help with a Task (297/365)

One of the best memories I have of my college years was on the moving days, when people would move in and out of the

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Political Sign Edition

I’ve become aware in the last week or two of multiple incidents of people having political signs in their yard tampered with. Someone just goes

10.23.12

Offer to Trade Skills with Your Friends (296/365)

I have friends who are either professionally trained or have significant experience in many, many different fields. Carpentry. Electrical wiring. Plumbing. Home building. Computer repair.

10.22.12

When Making a Major Purchase, Tap Your Social Network (295/365)

Whenever Sarah and I think about a purchase of any kind above roughly $100, the first thing we do is turn to our social network.

Reader Mailbag: Debate Night

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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