The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bean Soup Edition

As I’m writing this, a big pot of well-spiced bean soup is simmering on the stove and it smells tremendous. It’s just a kit soup, but it was a kit that we picked up for less than a dollar, and there’s enough soup there for everyone to eat from several times.

I actually really like such soup kits. They’re easy to make, they preserve very well (they’re just a mix of dried beans), and if you time your purchases when there’s a sale, you can buy them at a very low price.

That’s my kind of bargain.

Store food properly and save money Without a doubt, a good food storage habit can really save you money. Keeping things like flour in resealable containers instead of in the bag keeps them good for longer, reduces the chance of infestation, and reduces the risk of bag-ripping disaster. (@ frugal)

Patience Is A Virtue, Learn It If You Can (but Please Hurry) Patience is the unheralded key to personal finance success. (@ len penzo)

Why Your Income Is So Important Personal finance is all about spending less than you earn. That gives you two routes to success – raising your earnings or lowering your spending. Ideally, you do both. (@ get rich slowly)

Stock Broker Fraud & When To Fire Your Broker For Bad Advice If you’re going to entrust your finances to a broker, make sure you know that broker well. You’re entrusting that person with your financial future, after all. (@ the digerati life)

To Pay Off Debt or Save? That is the Question Trusting yourself is a big and often undiscussed part of good personal finance behavior. If you make choices based on how you ideally want to behave without paying attention to how you actually behave, you’re going to make the wrong choice. (@ frugal dad)

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