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Questions About Wallets, Hybrid Cars, Procrastination, Personal Loans, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Tiniest food budget 2. Retirement income drop 3. Dealing with excessive email 4. Long-lasting wallet 5. Long-lasting jeans 6. Personal loan advice 7. Question about buying …

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Questions About Goodwill, Credit Scores, Dating, Home Buying and More!

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 to the question. 1. Financial discipline and dating 2. Retiring early after bull market 3. Buying a first home 4. Lifetime warranty question 5. Being productive 6. Can’t visualize long …

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Questions About Paper Plates, Declining Brands, Windfalls, Community Theater and More!

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 to the question. 1. Mispriced items at local grocer 2. Brands that have gone downhill 3. Handling $5,000 windfall 4. Commute or rent closer? 5. Setting annual or quarterly goals …

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Questions About Thin Mints, Netflix, Daniel Norris, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Girl Scout cookies 2. Cash income and taxes 3. Daniel Norris 4. Credit cards are a ripoff! 5. Parkinson’s Law 6. Overwhelming student loan debt 7. …

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Questions About Radio Shack, Pocket Notebooks, CSAs, Eggs, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Fast food after work habit 2. Radio Shack sales 3. Thoughts on micro housing 4. Pocket notebook organization 5. Secret inheritance and executorship 6. Boomers and …

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Questions About Bed Sheets, Used CDs, Health Insurance, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Health insurance and job switching 2. Hosting guests at home? 3. Balancing retirement and college savings 4. Wonderful money free weekends! 5. Time to become a homeowner? …

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Questions About Grills, Smoothies, Photos, Debt and More!

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 to the question. 1. Frugality and abusing charity 2. Gifts for groomsmen 3. Spending in response to debt 4. Unlimited photo storage with Prime 5. Dave Ramsey’s 12% returns 6. …

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Questions About Gloves, Castille Soap, TurboTax, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Paying ahead on student loans 2. Why does tax deferring matter? 3. Investing in collectible cards 4. Camera and money advice 5. Buy it for life: …

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Questions About Blenders, Cold Cuts, Books, Allowances, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Excessive unpaid overtime 2. Buy it for life: blender 3. Ashamed of cheapness 4. Basics of income taxes 5. Trade school questions 6. Getting mortgage with …

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Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More!

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More! 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 to the question. 1. Money slipping through the cracks 2. Car window ice removal advice 3. Freecycle question 4. Too much …

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Questions About Podcasts, Crossfit, Games, Pets, and More!

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 to the question. 1. How to save my raise 2. Cheap starter pantry supplies 3. Handling inherited pets 4. Problems with “free to play” 5. Happiness and frugality 6. Religion …

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Questions About CSAs, Homebrewing, Toxins, Sandwich Presses, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Roommates versus money 2. On buying a rental property 3. Does homebrewing save money? 4. Best single piece of advice? 5. Joining a CSA 6. Keeping …

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Questions About Venmo, Duffel Bags, Zero Sum Budget, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Splitting 401(k) contributions into Roth 2. How to measure 2014 progress? 3. Listening to audio in kitchen 4. Uncertain about financial decisions 5. Reducing anger in …

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Questions About Sale Prices, Photoshop, Cast Iron, Books, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Helping parents with retirement 2. Question about sales 3. Moving to new investment firm 4. Vegetarian options at ethnic grocers 5. Buying nonperishable food online 6. …

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Questions About Backpack Living, Solitaire, Lazy Investing, Colds and More!

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 to the question. 1. Avoiding certain degrees 2. Investing for the lazy 3. Will anyone have a job? 4. Getting organized 5. Glass jar banks 6. Last minute gift exchange …

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Questions About Amazon, Christmas Lights, Thermoses, Aldi and More!

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 to the question. 1. Student loan repayment strategy 2. Unemployment question 3. Home as investment 4. Buying long-term Christmas lights 5. Great goal advice 6. Amazon Rewards card tip 7. …

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Questions About Japan, Notebooks, Credit Counseling, Roth IRAs, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Short term pay boost 2. Taking advantage of the dollar 3. The value of credit counseling 4. Thoughts on Todoist 5. When NOT to use Roth? …

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Questions About Hair, Experiences, Wood Fireplaces, Knives, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Contact from the IRS 2. Buy it for life: pocketknife 3. Merging accounts long after marriage 4. Amazon gift cards 5. Splitting up land 6. “Experience” …

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Questions About Insulation, Meal Tickets, Temptations, Kitchen Startup, and More!

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 to the question. 1. Two incomes, one strategy 2. Interesting tip about department stores 3. Insulation issues in apartment 4. “Debt up to our eyeballs” 5. Sandwich press 6. Nearby …

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