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Cheapest Car Ownership Strategy

We have a love/hate relationship with our cars.  They can mean freedom, opportunity, adventure, and even self-expression.  On the other hand, cars also mean debt, frustration, and anxiety. I have pretty much always needed car for my occupations and lifestyle.  I appreciate the practical, comfortable service of a well-engineered machine, but my affection for cars … Continue reading Cheapest Car Ownership Strategy

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Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

Scoring free stuff on the curb is a great way to beat the system.  You are keeping stuff out of the landfill, finding unusual items, and keeping money in your pocket.  In some cases, the found items are better than what you would have purchased in a big box store. If you are reading this, … Continue reading Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

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Money-saving Grocery List

This article is not about downloading apps, stacking coupons, timing sales, registering for rebates, or joining rewards programs.  There are tons of articles out there if you want to play these types of games.  I find such maneuvering tiresome and frustrating.  Furthermore, learning to include money-saving grocery items in your weekly shopping is a long-term … Continue reading Money-saving Grocery List

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11 Ideas on Using your Home to Make Money

Using your home to make money is easier than ever. You no longer need to run an illegal boarding house, throw rent parties, or start an underground casino. Technology has enabled property owners to capitalize through peer-to peer-transactions (uberization) like never before. Your home is one of your greatest assets.  If your home suits your … Continue reading 11 Ideas on Using your Home to Make Money

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Thrift Store Tips to Become a Jedi Master of Resale

There are many great reasons to be a thrift store shopper.  It is good for the environment, saves you money, can help a good cause, and is fun. Before you launch into hyperspace across the thrift store galaxy, here are some thrift store tips to start your training. Thrift store tips summary Thrift store tip … Continue reading Thrift Store Tips to Become a Jedi Master of Resale

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How to Get the Labels off Bottles the Easy Way

We are surrounded by useful and often attractive glass bottles and jars; it is a shame to waste them.  You may want to reuse bottles and jars simply for storage or re-purpose the glass for a neat Pinterest idea, but first you must know how to get the labels off bottles easily. The best way … Continue reading How to Get the Labels off Bottles the Easy Way

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Is Aldi worth an extra trip?

Aldi is worth an extra shopping stop. Philosophers and pundits have pondered the question "Is Aldi worth an extra trip?" since time immemorial. There are lot of expenses in your life that you cannot control.  However, The cost of groceries is not one of them.  Even though Americans are very fortunate in that we spend a … Continue reading Is Aldi worth an extra trip?

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Minimize Car Costs

Disclosure: This post is not for people who love cars.  If driving, admiring, or massaging your ride is one of life's great pleasures, bounce now.  Nor is this post for people who are concerned with using their car to project an image of success.  This post is for people who feel that car ownership is … Continue reading Minimize Car Costs

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Best Homemade Gifts for Adults

The argument for homemade gifts for adults The promotions for holiday loans make me sick.  If you need the loan, should you really be spending so much on gifts?  Perhaps you should be saving up your emergency fund or paying down debt instead.  There are more thoughtful ways to make gifts special without taking out … Continue reading Best Homemade Gifts for Adults