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Archive for the ‘Frugality’ Category

Frugal and fetching

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 7 Comments

One of the legendary figures of my high school years was a teacher named Mr. Canova. A burly, balding, faintly simian-looking dude, he was someone you didn’t want to tangle with in a dark alley, or in the brightly-lit classroom where he presided over a senior-year course called Problems of Democracy.
A big reason he was [...]

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Published on October 23rd, 2013
Modified on October 17th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Frugality
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Take a day off for (often forgotten) financial housekeeping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]

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Published on October 7th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Family & Life, Frugality, House & Home, Insurance, Planning, Saving & Investing
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The true cost of owning a car

Written by Linda Vergon - 2 Comments

This post comes from Cathy at our partner site Quizzle.com.
If you’re a driver, you’ve undoubtedly thought about how much it costs to buy a car. Maybe you’ve lusted after a $500,000 Lamborghini, while knowing you can only afford a $20,000 Honda Civic. And you’ve probably considered the cost of purchasing a car when you’ve created [...]

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Published on September 27th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Frugality
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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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