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How to Enjoy Being Cheap

I wish that more people could learn how to enjoy being cheap. I have been listening to the Dave Ramsey Show quite a bit lately, and I agree with his financial advice in general.  If you are unfamiliar with Ramsey, he explains how "debt is dumb" and tells people that they should "live like no … Continue reading How to Enjoy Being Cheap

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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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Top 15 Grocery Store Rip-offs

Before thinking about grocery store rip-offs, let's stop whining about the cost of groceries. Americans spend less on groceries than ever before. In 1960 American households spent almost 18% of their total income on food. American households today spend less than 10% of their income on food (even though we eat out more than ever … Continue reading Top 15 Grocery Store Rip-offs

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The Cheapest Way to Have a Smartphone

I may have been the last person in Philadelphia with a flip phone, because I was unsure of the cheapest way to have a smartphone. I was mocked at work and on the street.  Little kids driving their big-wheels would stop to stare at me (and take pictures with their smartphones).  My neighbor thought it … Continue reading The Cheapest Way to Have a Smartphone