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11 Essential (and Mostly Cheap) Tactics for Weathering Winter’s Worst
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Snowstorms, ice storms, freezing rain, or even just 43-degrees-and-drizzling days in Seattle. Iced-up windshields, slick-as-tofu roadways, drafts that stubbornly resist whatever the furnace throws at them. Week after week of leaving for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Winter can be pretty, but it isn’t always pleasant. Even those who ski, […]

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10 Fun and Cheap Winter Break Activities
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Winter break is right around the corner. That means kids all over will looking for ways to stay entertained. If you don’t travel over the holidays, keeping kids from getting bored can be difficult. The holiday season can be super expensive, which is why most families usually aim to wind down and relax at home […]

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Breaking Out of the ‘Cheap’ Cycle
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For the longest time, Sarah and I bickered about my socks. I’m pretty hard on socks for some reason. Maybe it’s just my tendency to keep wearing them too long. Whatever the reason, I had quite a collection of socks with little holes by the toes that I kept wearing, and Sarah loathed them. The […]

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The Virtues of a Cheap Wedding
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Several readers over the past week have shared a very interesting research article from Andrew Francis-Tan of NUS and Hugo Mialon of Emory University entitled ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration, which seems to have received some media coverage recently. The abstract of the paper […]

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Goodwill vs. Old Navy: Which Is the Better Option for ‘Cheap’ Clothes?
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Shopping for clothes on the cheap is easy, but picking the right cheap option isn’t. Throughout my adult life, I’ve taken an almost relentlessly frugal approach to buying clothes. My best suit was made in 1947 and purchased at a vintage store for $150. My most durable pants are Kirkland Jeans purchased at Costco for […]

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How to Plan a Really Cheap Weekend Getaway
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Every once in a great while, I’ll send my wife a message like this: Don’t plan anything this weekend & try to not bring any work home. My wife, being who she is, will immediately want to know what I have cooked up. Usually, it’s a weekend getaway of some kind that I’ve whipped up […]

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When ‘Going Cheap’ Is a Bad Idea
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I usually go “cheap” when I’m spending money on things for myself or for my family. I aim for very low cost and healthy foods – I aim for spending less than $100 a week on food and household items for my family of five while still having healthy meals for all. I buy store […]

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Cheap DIY Solutions to Spring Yard and Household Hassles
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When spring arrives, plants return to life and many creatures stir from dormancy. Sometimes, you wish they hadn’t. When my wife and I bought our house five years ago, it was the first home of our adult lives that wasn’t an apartment. We found ourselves surrounded by 80 acres of neighboring farm and, suddenly, with […]

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How to Win Big at Estate Auctions and Furnish Your Home on the Cheap
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An estate auction can be as much of an opportunity to fill your home as it is to empty someone else’s. Estate auctions buy items either from the estate sales of people who have passed away or from willing sellers looking to unload excess stuff. Items up for sale can range from small lots of […]

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Trade group: Cheap imports hurt American manufacturing – Boston Herald
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Boston Herald Trade group: Cheap imports hurt American manufacturingBoston HeraldLOSING ITS SHINE: A U.S. trade group has found that cheap imports have hurt profits in the American solar business. But at least four states oppose slapping tariffs on imports, saying that would cause installations to drop by as much as 50 percent.Creating Test for Trump, […]

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How to travel cheap (with advice from pro travelers)
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Here’s a hot take: People who say that they love to travel … rarely ever do it. Instead, they’ll pepper you with excuses as to why they haven’t traveled but still wish they could. “I don’t have enough vacation days!” “I’m just way too busy with work/school/binge-watching-the-entirety-of-Game-Of-Thrones.”   “I’ll finally go backpacking eventually.” However, the most […]

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