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Archive for the ‘Frugality’ Category

What’s your number?

Written by William Cowie - 11 Comments

This post is by staff writer William Cowie.
Are you curious to know how Warren Buffett succeeded so spectacularly at his investing? I am, so I’m working my way through his (thick) authorized biography. If there’s anything that matches his investing prowess, it’s his readiness to share his secrets with all who are interested. By now [...]

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Published on September 18th, 2013
Modified on September 16th, 2013 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality, Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing
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How to eat vegetarian on the cheap

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
I have been a vegetarian all my life. Every time I read a post on how to save money that includes “go vegetarian” as one of the pieces of advice, I get a little uncomfortable. It is not bad advice, but there is much more to it than [...]

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Published on August 26th, 2013
Modified on August 5th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality
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How much is your busy lifestyle costing you?

Written by Suba Iyer - 7 Comments

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
I have not met anyone who is not busy anymore, including kids and retired folks. The always-on-the-run lifestyle has provided increased incomes and career growth for a lot of people. For the rest of us, it has cost a lot of money. When I was super busy, I didn’t [...]

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Published on July 29th, 2013
Modified on July 23rd, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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Time your spending and save big

Written by ecannon - 5 Comments

This post, written by Lisa Schlosberg, comes from our partners at QuickenLoans.com.
Controlling your financial situation requires paying attention to where you spend and what you’re buying. But to be really successful, you should start to consider when you shop as well. Implementing small changes like buying according to the best time of day, week or year, will [...]

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Published on July 19th, 2013
Modified on July 10th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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Free or cheap summer fun for frugalists

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
For the past few years we have spent our summers traveling. This year is different; we moved to a new city, bought our first home and we are also expecting our first child this fall. Lot of exciting life changes but they didn’t leave much room for major vacations. [...]

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Published on July 15th, 2013
Modified on July 9th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality
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Are your friends keeping you poor?

Written by Suba Iyer - 5 Comments

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.

Do you spend more when you go out with friends than when you shop alone?
Did you go to a particular restaurant with a group of friends just because you didn’t want to be labeled a tightwad by bringing up how expensive it is?
Welcome to the world of peer [...]

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Published on July 1st, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality
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The unemployment diet: How we cut our spending by $1,000 a month

Written by ecannon - 13 Comments

This post is by Deborah Dunham and comes from our partner site LearnVest, a site that helps people take control of their finances.
One Tuesday morning last November my husband called from work and told me to sit down—and not get mad. Whenever a phone call starts that way, you just know it’s not going to end well.
“(Insert jerk-of-a-boss’s [...]

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Published on April 19th, 2013
Modified on April 15th, 2013 - 13 Comments
Filed under: Economy, Frugality, Working
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If you were rich, how frugal would you be?

Written by ecannon - 7 Comments

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
“What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake
Most of us embrace frugality to save money. Typically though, there are a few areas where we wish we could spend more. If you come into a windfall, depending on the amount, you might not be as frugal as [...]

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Published on April 8th, 2013
Modified on April 15th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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Potluck: A Fiscal Attitude Worth Adopting

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 4 Comments

Though I live a fairly — ok, thoroughly — domestic life, I spend a lot of time as a guest or host. I have my weekly writer’s group; I have a monthly book group; I have a group of friends-with-kids who host raucous parties to which all of our children are invited; I have a [...]

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Published on February 26th, 2013
Modified on March 2nd, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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Wine Prices and Perception

Written by Nickel - 9 Comments

Over the past week or so, I’ve discovered the joys of the Freakonomics podcast. I read and enjoyed the book Freakonomics shortly after it was released, but it took me years to discover the Freakonomics podcast.
One of the beauties of this podcast is that not only do I enjoy it but my kids are (more [...]

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Published on February 20th, 2013
Modified on March 2nd, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality
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