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10 Reasons You Should Skip Shopping Thanksgiving Day Sales

The official start for shopping for the holiday season used to be Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s no longer the case. Pre-Black Friday deals started to get promoted the day after Halloween, and now the official start to … Continue reading

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Sister Not Happy I’m A Vacation Guide: Day 136 – 139

After finding out the cost of the 90,000 mile car check-up, I decided to try to get a few more no-spend-days under my belt for the minimum wage challenge. While I did do a hike with a friend, I mostly … Continue reading

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Cooking Injury: Day 17

I really thought that I had graduated from cooking injuries now that I am doing a minimum wage challenge rather than a food challenge, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. I have two nice lumps on my head … Continue reading

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10 No Spend Challenges Everyone Should Try

If you’re looking for a way to get a new perspective on how you spend money, one of the best ways to do this is to do some type of “no spend” challenge. While there are a number of things … Continue reading

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Two Days of Hell: Day 14 & 15

Life likes to throw curves. Sometimes even knuckle-balls into the dirt. And on a rare occasion, the ball comes directly at you and hits you in the head. That is exactly what the last couple of days have felt like. … Continue reading

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Failing To Think Creatively: Day 11

View from current house sitting job I made a big mistake yesterday by not challenging my automatic assumptions. I consider myself pretty decent at doing this, yet I’m finding through this minimum wage challenge that I don’t do it nearly … Continue reading

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Do I Really Have To Try To Date? Day 10

Apparently my sister is not only my sister, but also an evil genius on par with all the worst comic book villains of all time in her ability to morph things in ways to get her intended purpose no matter … Continue reading

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Well Stocked Fridge: Day 1

I would be lying if I said I didn’t wake up with a bit of a hangover (I figured I should let 2012 go out big even if I was celebrating alone while house sitting). I have been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Why Did You Shop Black Friday?

While it’s estimated that some 147 million people will participate in Black Friday, this is not the only choice that people had on how to celebrate. The day after Thanksgiving is also Buy Nothing Day, the biggest no spend day … Continue reading

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The One-Month Spending Crash Diet

Last week, I outlined our plan to make November a spending crash diet. We have only $400 to pay for gas, groceries, entertainment, etc. — everything that isn’t a monthly recurring bill — for the entire month. By day four, … Continue reading

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