07.31.12
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Slowly Substitute Healthier Food Options (212/365)

Anyone who has ever paid attention to their health, even a little, knows that there is some correlation between their personal health and well being

07.31.12
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The Cost of Your Trash

I absolutely hate it when I throw things away. Few things frustrate me more than having a full trash can. Why? I know that, on

07.30.12
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Find an Exercise Buddy or Two (211/365)

One of the biggest challenges of picking up a positive but challenging habit is finding the consistent motivation to stick with it. If you’re operating

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Reader Mailbag: Educating a Child

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

07.29.12
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Exercise Regularly (210/365)

Physical exercise is something that helps your life in a lot of ways, many of which translate directly into dollars. For starters, a regular routine

07.28.12
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Get Maximum Use out of Supplies like Baking Soda and Vinegar (209/365)

Baking soda and vinegar are two things that I always buy in bulk, simply because they both offer up so many uses at such an

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #84

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

07.27.12
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Master the Concept of Cost Per Use (208/365)

Most of the products we buy – everything from toilet paper and peanut butter to DVDs and board games – are purchased with the idea

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Some Tips for Frugal Conventions

Once or twice a year, Sarah and I each take a “mini-vacation” of sorts in order to follow up on our individual interests and get

07.26.12
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Try a More Value-Oriented Grocery Store (207/365)

All grocery stores are not created equal. In our area, you’ll find food co-ops that specialize in fresh groceries and items with quality ingredients, but

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Reader Mailbag: Dog-Eared Books

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

07.25.12
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Buy Generic Brand Products (206/365)

For most common items in a grocery store, you’ll find two distinct types of product. On the one hand, you’ll have the “name brand” items,

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Breakfast Edition

I try to eat breakfast each day, but I try to not eat it right when I get up. Instead, I wait until I actually

07.24.12
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Shop at a Farmers’ Market (205/365)

For some of you, the CSA idea from yesterday won’t work. It might be too expensive up front. It might be difficult to pick up

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Hiring Veterans is Good For Business and Families

It may or may not come as a surprise to you that the unemployment rate for veterans is higher than the national average. The unemployment

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07.24.12
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What Are Job Benefits Worth?

A few days ago, I posted an article entitled A Salary Isn’t the Whole Picture, in which I discussed the fact that many jobs have

07.23.12
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Look Into Joining a Community-Supported Agriculture Group (204/365)

A community supported agriculture group is one in which members of a community can buy “shares” in a local farm. Those shares pay out in

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Reader Mailbag: Handwritten Notes

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