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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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Questions About Coats, Politics, Retention Bonuses, Napoleon Hill, 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. Retention bonus versus retirement 2. Don’t want anything for Christmas 3. Angry about politics 4. Saving versus paying off debts 5. Buy it for life: coats …

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Questions about Winter Clothes, Cheap Gas, Old Freezer Items, 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. Life insurance question 2. Buying gas when it’s cheap 3. Old deep freezer items 4. Keeping old financial documents 5. Debt repayment struggles 6. Buy it …

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Questions about High Speed Internet, Warranties, Popcorn, Voting, 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. Culture and frugality 2. Learning conversational Spanish 3. Winter, dressing warm, and heating 4. Dirt cheap recipes 5. Where to keep emergency fund? 6. Value of …

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Questions on Misers, Trailer Parks, Used Bookstores, Brain Training, 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. Frugal versus miserly 2. Underwater on car 3. Trailer parks 4. Clearing out leftovers with kids 5. Leftover transportation advice 6. When should we merge finances? …

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Questions about Baby Exhaustion, Data Plans, Goodwill, Costco, 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 discipline with baby exhaustion 2. Never enough 3. Piles of old paperbacks 4. Books for high earners 5. Investing small amounts 6. The $2,000 iPad …

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Questions on Golf, Price Books, Magazines, Cast Iron, 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. Tracking grocery expenses 2. Price book advice 3. Letting go of old business 4. Credit cards and international travel 5. Compromise and financial goals 6. Enameled …

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