One Hour Project

The One Hour Project: Thirty Ways To Use One Hour To Improve Your Finances – And Open The Door To More Riches

Over the last month, I’ve posted a series of “One Hour Projects” – posts intended to describe a task that will take one hour that will either directly improve your financial state or put you in the position to have financial rewards come to you. Here, in a nutshell, are all thirty one hour projects, …

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The One Hour Project: Open A High-Yield Savings Account (And Maybe An Investment Account)

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. One final thing that you can do that can kick your finances into gear is opening up a high-yield …

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The One Hour Project: Construct Your Debt Snowball (Or Something Like It)

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. If you’ve gone through even a few of the one hour projects in this series, you likely have some …

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The One Hour Project: Keep An Idea Notebook In Your Pocket

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. So many times throughout the day, I come up with useful ideas: ideas for saving money, ideas for preparing …

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The One Hour Project: Give Someone A Helping Hand

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. It’s something so simple that so many of us overlook in our busy lives: stopping to help people out …

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The One Hour Project: Create A Water-Drinking Routine

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. One of the biggest expenditures in many people’s lives is that of bottled and canned beverages, whether it be …

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The One Hour Project: Get Involved In Community Volunteering

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. One of the things I enjoy doing is getting involved with my local community, though with two children in …

The One Hour Project: Conserve Water

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. One of the most frustrating expenses in our home is the water bill. Even though our rate for water …

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The One Hour Project: Do Some Preventative Maintenance

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. Preventative mainentance is a phrase that makes many homeowners’ eyes glaze over. For many busy people, there’s nothing more …

The One Hour Project: Thoroughly Research A Stock

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. Regardless of whether or not you include individual stocks as part of your investment plan, having a general idea …

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The One Hour Project: Go Christmas Shopping At Sale Time

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. Not too long ago, the local Sears hardware store not too far from where I work went out of …

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The One Hour Project: Switch Checking Accounts

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. For a long time, I kept my primary checking at the local branch of a large international bank. Over …

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The One Hour Project: Kill The Electricity Phantom

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. A week ago, one of the One Hour Projects suggested making your home more energy efficient. Those steps reduce …

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The One Hour Project: Do Some Basic Diet Hacking

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. No, I’m not going to talk again about eating at home or about how you should skip fast food. …

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The One Hour Project: Enjoy What You Have

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. About six months ago, my wife and I were going through our DVD collection looking for items to clean …

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The One Hour Project: Price Compare The Things You Buy Regularly

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. A while back, I mentioned how I build my own price book. While this is a great idea, for …

The One Hour Project: Plan Your Meals For One Week In Advance

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. My wife and I generally plan a week’s worth of dinners at once for several reasons. First, it’s clear …

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The One Hour Project: Touch Base With Professional And Local Acquaintances

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. About once a month, I spend an hour doing nothing else but touching base with a long list of …

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The One Hour Project: Dig Into Your Job Benefits

This post is part of The One Hour Project, in which you can spend just one hour to put your finances in a better place without a big lifestyle change, through frugality or other financial choices. When I first got my job, I pretty much paid minimal attention to the benefits that were available to …

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