Monthly Archives: July 2010

Effective Complaining

Being frugal does not mean that you want something for nothing, unless nothing is the best price that you can possibly get for a product or a service. By that, I mean that none of us wants to take things … Continue reading

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Cheap Therapy – Strange Ways to Save Money

If you ever find yourself in a position where you need therapy to deal with the stresses and strains of life, your wallet is likely to experience sticker shock. Hour-long sessions usually start around $100 and go up from there. … Continue reading

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Areas Where I Have Failed To Save Money

For nearly two years, I have been offering my thoughts on saving money. Sometimes, readers have liked my ideas. Other times, the response has been less enthusiastic. In either case, rest assured that a lot of thought went into the … Continue reading

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Fast or Slow: The Best Way to Pay Down Debt

When it comes time to pay down debt, there are two schools of thought. The first argues that you should pay it all down as quickly as possible. This may mean taking on extra jobs and sacrificing all of your … Continue reading

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Time Is Worth Much More Than Money

I am a bit surprised to find myself with a lot of work to do. I am surprised both because my business is young and because the week before the Fourth of July is usually quite quiet in my profession. … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Waste Money on Vacation

A vacation can be a lot of fun. It can also be very expensive, although it does not have to be. There are many ways to cut costs on a vacation, but even the most conscientious cost cutters are sometimes … Continue reading

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How Weather Affects Shopping

The mercury has reached about 96 degrees each of the past two days. With the beginning of July on us, we move deeper into hurricane season and that will have a very clear effect on my household buying patterns for … Continue reading

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