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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Volunteerism Edition

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, spring’s arrival means that my volunteerism goals are starting to kick into shape. My goal for the year

04.02.12
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Sell or Donate Clothes You No Longer Wear (93/365)

Over time, our life situation changes. We change jobs or even change careers. We gain some weight or perhaps lose some weight. Our complexion changes,

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In Praise of Jobs

I recently had a long exchange with a reader who felt that I was giving poor advice when suggesting that people start a side business

04.01.12
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Rotate Clothes Seasonally (92/365)

Rotating clothes seasonally? This is something many of us already do anyway. After all, heavy winter shirts don’t fly in the summer, and I’d freeze

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Reader Mailbag: Planning Our Summer Vacation

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

03.29.12
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Swap Clothes with Similarly-Sized Friends (91/365)

For some, this money-saving tactic might cross a personal line you’re not quite comfortable with. For others, it can be a valuable money saver. It’s

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Why I Value Goals

“When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning.” – Reiner Knizia Goals and