Monthly Archives: December 2008

How Being Anti-Social Saves Me Money

A couple of months ago, Jennifer Derrick contributed an excellent article When Invitations Become Money Grabs. That article resonated with many readers and there was a lot of fruitful discussion on the subject. I also spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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The Money-Wasting Days of Our Lives

In the days when I worked at an office, I would often get up late, rush to work and hit the coffee place on my break. I’d head to the corner shop for a snack in the afternoon, and then … Continue reading

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Holidays With the Financial Half-Wits

By Maggie Ellis, guest writer It’s that time of year again. The time of year when my spouse and I are punished for our thrifty ways. How are we punished you ask? By being forced to spend the holidays with … Continue reading

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The End of the One-Month Spending Crash-Diet

It’s over. We did it. We made it through No Spend Month, where we had only $400 to spend on gas, groceries, and entertainment, with money to spare. We spent $339.54. The last week was both challenging and liberating. We … Continue reading

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