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Change the Way You Think about Money

A few weeks ago I heard someone say this when teaching about finances: “When we change the way we think about money, it will change the way we handle money.” This statement made me stop and think because I realized … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Lessons Learned from Yard Sales

It’s that time of year again. Some of us know it as spring; others call it the start of yard sale season. Yard sales (also known as garage sales, tag sales, rummage sales, and stoop sales) attract an interesting and … Continue reading

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Money Photos: How and Why Advertising with Cash Works

A hoard of junk mail has passed through my in-box and into either the shredder, a pile for reuse, or straight into the recycle bin over the years. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I started noticing how photogenic money … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Isn’t Just About the Money

Personal finance isn’t about money. Well, it is about money in the sense that it’s not about music or biology or hockey, but it’s not only about money. Having strong personal finance skills usually does mean that you will have … Continue reading

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The Money Saving Aspects of Daylight Savings Time

I’m a huge fan of daylight savings time. I hate the long dark winters and get excited when we make the transition to longer days. But beyond my joy at more daylight, the transition to daylight savings time also saves … Continue reading

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Why Don’t More Faith Communities Emphasize Simple Living?

My church is part of a denomination whose doctrinal statement reads in part, “Nonconformity calls us to reject the world’s unrestrained materialism, its sensualism, and its self-centeredness. Rather we seek to express the values of God’s kingdom by a lifestyle … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading Roundup

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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The Hidden Costs of Stay-At-Home Parenting

Anyone who is seriously considering stay-at-home parenting is likely to have done the math. Most potential stay-at-home parents know how much they will have to cut their expenses to live on less than two full salaries. They have considered the … Continue reading

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Don’t Monthly Payment Yourself to Death

Most people are probably painfully aware that gas prices have been rapidly increasing over the last couple of years (and especially months), thus also increasing the costs of any items needing to be delivered from anywhere, the most common being … Continue reading

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Is the Conversion to Digital TV an Economic Stimulus Package in Disguise?

Even though I don’t watch a lot of television I, like everyone else, have had to look into converting my TV to digital so I can continue to receive my local networks after February 2009. While I don’t watch much, … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Blog Contest Winners Each month we run a fun blog contest among the savingadvice member bloggers. These are the … Continue reading

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Free (Or Nearly Free) Entertainment For Every Week of the Year

A lot of people ask me: “If you don’t watch TV and you choose to limit movies, clubs, restaurants, etc. in order to save money, what do you do for entertainment? Aren’t you bored?” I usually look at them, dumbfounded, … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Reduce the Cost of Printing from Your Home Computer

Printing invitations, photos, shipping labels, and other paper items from a home computer is one do-it-yourself activity many people erroneously adopt in an effort to save money. While printing from home rather than buying in a store can save money … Continue reading

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Short-List Grocery Shopping Tips

I went to the grocery store this morning. My list included four items. I returned with ten. It would seem I had a problem with the impulse buy. That’s not, however, the case. Four of the things I returned with … Continue reading

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“I Spy” a Saving Opportunity

Just in case you have spotted me checking out all the library books I can find by Walter Wick, best known as co-creator of the I Spy books, I have a confession to make: they’re not really for my kids. … Continue reading

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32 Reasons to Be Frugal Besides Saving Money

I’m frequently asked why I choose to be frugal. Is it all about saving money? My answer is always, “No, it’s not all about saving money, although that’s a nice side effect.” Saving money tends to be the driving reason … Continue reading

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Is Camping Still an Economical Way to Travel?

I have always enjoyed camping, first in a tent and then in a mini-motorhome. We’ve always found it to be an economical way to travel. It’s always been cheaper than flying or driving, staying in a hotel room, and eating … Continue reading

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It’s Impossible to “Get Rich Quick”

You’ve seen them advertised, you had friends participate in them and maybe even you’ve been sucked in yourself: Get Rich Quick Schemes. If you buy this book about how to invest in real estate, you’ll be rich! If you join … Continue reading

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Want to Save Money? Stay Home!

I find that usually the weekends are the only time I have to do any sort of shopping, whether it be for groceries, clothes, stuff for the house, or pretty much anything we need (or sometimes don’t need). But the … Continue reading

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Care Packages: Thanks that Costs Less

I got a letter today from a soldier in Bagdad. She’s bored. She ranted about the perpetuality of her job, and the things she “always” does, and my first instinct is to send her another package. She suggested we send … Continue reading

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