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Activity #32: Go to bookstore events
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32nd rookie moms challenge: Don’t miss the opportunity to let someone else entertain your baby. Go to a bookstore during story time. Some include a latte. Continue reading Activity #32: Go to bookstore events at Rookie Moms.

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Celebrating Life Events Frugally and Meaningfully
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I recently celebrated my birthday with my family and a few friends. It was a decidedly low key affair. We went out to dinner together at a pretty low-cost restaurant with some good vegetarian fare, and then we played some board games together. Yes, I’m quite the party animal, but this is actually exactly the […]

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Best Travel Credit Card for 2017
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Airline cards, hotel cards, travel rewards cards… frequent travelers have many options when choosing a new card. While some travel cards offer redemption options like gift cards, merchandise, etc., you’ll usually get the most favorable redemption rate when redeeming points for travel. Some travel cards also offer a higher rewards rate on travel-related purchases. The […]

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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2017
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If you want to earn rewards quickly (who doesn’t?), it’s important to choose a card that aligns with your spending habits and goals. With the number of cards out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the options — but don’t worry. We’ve done the research to make finding your ideal rewards card quick […]

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How Important Is It to Have Multiple Streams of Income?
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Last week, I posted an article about how busy people can build new income streams, and a reader sent in a great follow-up message that I wanted to address in detail. Here’s (most of) that message: “I’ve been thinking about this more and more and my current hypothesis is that whether you should commit to […]

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A Guide for Busy People Who Want to Build New Income Streams
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John writes in: Recently, you mentioned in this article that you’ve set up some additional income streams to the point “where any income stream can go away and it won’t really adversely affect my family.” — I’m curious to know what they are and how you’ve achieved that. I’ve been listening and reading up on […]

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Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?
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I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]

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Your Money Habits Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
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Today I have a super interesting guest post from Anum. Be sure to stop by and check out her blog when you’re finished reading! The Myers-Briggs personality test is a fun way to puzzle out all the little quirks of your personality.  Depending on your answers to the questions, the test will place you into […]

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Putting the Checklist Manifesto to Work for Better Financial and Personal Habits
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Several years ago, I read a wonderful book called The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. I thought highly enough of the book after reading it that I wrote an article about it for The Simple Dollar, but what I didn’t realize at the time was that this book would subtly stick in my head like […]

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How to Watch March Madness Without Paying for Cable
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By Chris Brantner Whether you’re a casual or die-hard fan, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is one of the biggest events in all of sports — in fact, it takes in more advertising revenue than even the Super Bowl. They call it March Madness for a reason, since it brings some of the most exciting and […]

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The Imitation Game
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“You are the average of your five closest friends.” – Jim Rohn I often use that quote on this site because it really hits home with a lot of truth. Look at the five people who you value the most in this world and most want to spend time with. Take an average of the […]

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