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The 3 success traps that hold back ambitious people
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Funny how our definition of success can change. What was your definition when you were 20? What about today? When I was 18, my dream was being able to afford an appetizer at a restaurant. When I was 25, I LOVED being able to take my friends out for drinks and buy an entire round without […]

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Questions About Taxes, Pepper Mills, Career Choices, Buying Cars with Cash, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Career, marriage, and life crossroads 2. Taxes for disabled veterans 3. Paying off a lease early? 4. Queen of Versailles 5. Buying a […]

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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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Dad Trying to Work At Home – Funny Working From Home Problems
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Lucy and Violet and Stacy all disrupt dad as he is working from home.

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#FollowFrugal: Where to Find Financial Wisdom and Inspiration on Social Media
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From budget travelers to coupon clippers, there are compelling personal finance writers in every conceivable niche, save for maybe the ultra-rich (though it would be funny to read a serious blog about how to find an affordable personal chef, or where to find the cheapest fuel to fill up your private jet). Nowadays, I like to follow […]

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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)
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Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies, and they’re toddlers with their hand in the proverbial jar. But in fact, vacation is far from frivolous. Research shows that taking time off improves mental and physical health, productivity, […]

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How Comprehensive Insurance Saved Me From a ‘Bad Gas’ Nightmare
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On Jan, 6 of this year, something crazy happened to us that I’ll never forget. After finishing up a week in Puerto Rico for winter break, we were driving home to Noblesville, Ind., from Chicago O’Hare airport when all hell broke loose. Our kids were watching movies in the back of the car when my husband […]

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Fancy Vacations? What Kids Really Want Is Your Time
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Ever since my husband and I had children, family vacation has always been a priority in our house. At least once per year, I love taking the kids on a week-long trip somewhere warm, exciting, and new. Of course, travel is costly. I want to be able to take my kids on vacation just like […]

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Why brutal honesty is a mistake — and the one time it’s not
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Over the past 12+ years, I’ve had a lot of fun giving advice and sharing what I’ve learned. I used to get frustrated when people didn’t listen. Why didn’t they just follow my advice when I could objectively solve their problems? Who else has tried to give good advice, only to have your friend, mom/dad, […]

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Frugality, Freedom, and Peace
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A few days ago, my oldest son flushed the toilet on the main floor. When he did that, two things happened. First, the chain attaching the lever to the flapper became disconnected and the chain fell straight down under the flapper, so when the tank emptied, the flapper didn’t fall back in place. In other […]

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