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Finding Affordable Wedding Rings

Ah, the wedding ring. It’s the one piece of jewelry that’s supposed to encompass all the feelings you have for the person you love most

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Here’s What Living on Half Your Income Really Looks Like

If you ask anyone who plans to retire early what their secret is, they’ll all say the same thing — it’s a high savings rate.


The Diderot Effect and You

In 1769, Denis Diderot published an essay entitled Regrets for my Old Dressing Gown, or A warning to those who have more taste than fortune.

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Some Thoughts on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares and How to Maximize Their Value

At the start of this year, Sarah and I decided to sign up for a community supported agriculture (CSA) group in our area. We ended

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17 Vegetarian Recipes to Save Money on Meals

A number of recent studies have proven that eating less meat can be good for your overall health. But did you know that eating less

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Guide to Consignment Shops

It’s a classic quandary: You have way too much stuff, but your wallet is empty. Selling your items on consignment can help solve both of

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Six Bills You Can Negotiate Down to Save Money

If you have a love-hate relationship with your monthly bills, you’re not alone. While most of us enjoy a modern lifestyle and all the perks that

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Some Lessons from the ‘Homeless Billionaire’

Over the past several years, a number of media articles have popped up that discuss Nicolas Berggruen, a person known colloquially as “the homeless billionaire.”

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Tips for Finding Affordable Engagement Rings

Choosing an engagement ring should be simple in theory. Pick out a ring, buy it, and propose to the love of your life (who will,

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How to Find Luxury in a Financially Responsible Life

Being financially responsible in the modern world comes with a particular set of challenges. One of them is the fact that we are, as a

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The Power of Not Caring What Anyone Thinks

Just last month, I said yes to a speaking gig at a Chamber of Commerce meeting a few towns away. I said yes even though

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On Money and Personal Challenges

As I write this, I’m sitting alone in a hotel room. My daughter had a five hour surgery this morning (and early afternoon) that comes

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15 Free Kindle Books to Inspire You to Great Things

The Kindle is an absolute treasure trove of great free and inexpensive books – if you know where to look. Unfortunately, many of the true

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How to Find Affordable Wedding Invitations

The invitation is such an important part of every wedding. It sets the tone for your whole ceremony and reception weeks in advance — so

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Program Your Autopilot: 10 Good Money Habits and How to Form Them

They say that “old habits die hard.” However, new research shows it might not take that long to form new ones. According to a study released

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The Frugal Magic of Substitution – and 25 Ways to Make the Magic Happen

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a desk in the Ames Public Library. APL is a really nice library with a ton of

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74,476 Reasons to Get the Bigger Pizza… But Is It Really a Value?

Recently, NPR’s Planet Money team posted a great article entitled “74,476 Reasons You Should Always Get the Bigger Pizza.” In that article, the team analyzed

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Fed Up With Verizon and AT&T? Try One of These Cheap Cell Phone Plans Instead

Are you starting to despise your Verizon Wireless cellphone bill? If so, you’re probably not alone. According to CBS News, the average Verizon phone bill surged

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