12.27.12
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Have Fun (365/365)

After an entire year’s worth of frugality tactics, it all comes down to this. Have fun. Thanks to Egan Snow for the image. Whenever you’re

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Reader Mailbag: Exercise Tips

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

12.27.12
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Share Your Experiences and Frugal Tips (364/365)

It’s easy to find a long list of frugal tactics that work for a general audience. You read through them, discard the majority of them

12.27.12
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Keep Trying New Frugal Tactics (363/365)

The number of effective ways to trim your spending is nearly unlimited. You can check out encyclopedic tomes of frugality tips from the library or

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #106

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.

12.24.12
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Remember That Time Is Money (362/365)

What is an hour of your time and energy worth? In simplest terms, an hour of your time is worth whatever you’re paid for an

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The Value of Non-Financial Investments

The other day, I spent an hour playing an abstract strategy game with my oldest son. After that, I spent roughly the same amount of

12.24.12
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Think About Why You Want Something (361/365)

Each year, my extended family usually requests that I make up a wish list at Amazon.com to make it easier for them for gift-giving purchases.

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Reader Mailbag: Christmas Week

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

12.24.12
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Find Frugal Friends (360/365)

When you spend time with your friends, what do you do? Do you go to each other’s houses for potluck dinners, or do you go

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Havoc Edition

One of my father’s secondary gifts for Christmas is the giant pile of papers and boxes left over after all of his grandchildren come to

12.24.12
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Handle a Windfall Intelligently, Too (359/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the challenges of getting a raise. It’s always a good thing to increase your income, but if you make poor financial

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Merry Christmas from The Simple Dollar

Here’s hoping you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season! Normal posting resumes this afternoon with the latest entry in the 365 series

12.22.12
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Handle a Raise Intelligently (358/365)

A raise is something well worth being proud about. You’ve worked hard and your employer is recognizing that in the clearest way they can –

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Reader Mailbag: White Christmas

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

12.20.12
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Automatically Sock Away That Savings (357/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the value of properly assessing one’s frugal savings. The question then becomes what we should do with it. When I first

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Thoughts on the Four Rules of Cash Flow

A few days ago, I downloaded and tried You Need a Budget, a software package that helps people develop a working budget and get better

12.20.12
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Figure Out Exactly What You Saved (356/365)

Over the final ten days of this year, we’re going to finish off this series by looking at ten tactics that demonstrate how you can