Garden

For All Its Frustrations, We Get a Lot More Than Just Free Vegetables from Our Garden
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Gardening is a test of patience as the temperatures rise, but even an average to good gardener will be rewarded for their efforts. By the end of April to early May, my plot of earth in Washington County, Oregon, has endured its last frost and is ready for gardening. Several of my neighbors start planting […]

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Starting a Simple Vegetable and Herb Garden
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When spring break rolls around, our children often head out to the grandparents, leaving Sarah and I with a several day “stay-cation” of sorts. While I’m usually still working, I often plan ahead to take a day or two off during that week, and Sarah, as a schoolteacher, usually has much of the week off, […]

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Five Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck from a Small Garden
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Living in New York City, I’m often disappointed in the quality of produce offered at the supermarkets. It’s not uncommon for carrots to wilt within a day, or for spinach to quickly turn into green mush even when it’s kept in the refrigerator’s “crisper” drawer. (Is anyone else certain that this has literally no effect […]

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Why I Only Grow Four Things in My Garden
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While I have wanted a summer garden for what seems like forever, I never made the time to build one until we moved into our current home four years ago. That first year, I was insanely pumped for all the goodies I planned to grow. After borrowing a rototiller from a neighbor and carefully sectioning […]

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Questions About Inheritance, Old Money Books, Fidgeting, Pickles, 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. Inheritance question 2. Converting attic into extra bedroom 3. Tempted by individual stock investment 4. Staying motivated at work 5. Fidget “spinners” or […]

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Inspiration from Bob Ross, Aala El-Khani, Marie Forleo, Walt Whitman, and More
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Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Marie Forleo on clarity “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” – Marie Forleo To put it another way, action often makes […]

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Eight Ways to Use Expiring Produce
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Knocking money off your grocery bill may not be easy, but it can be done. By using coupons, planning your meals, and shopping regular sales, it’s not that hard to whittle your food bill down a notch or two. Still, you can often save even more with a very basic technique: Reducing food waste. By […]

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Olive Garden owner buys Cheddar's chain for $780M – MarketWatch
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Orlando Sentinel Olive Garden owner buys Cheddar's chain for $780MMarketWatchCasual-restaurant chain Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen will soon share ownership with the likes of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and the Capital Grille. Darden Restaurants Inc. on Monday struck a $780 million cash deal to buy the 165-restaurant Texas …Olive Garden Owner to Buy Cheddar's Chain for $780 MillionBloomberg […]

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Questions About 401(k) Fees, Razors, Camping with Kids, 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. 401(k) fees and other options 2. Personal finance book recommendations 3. Roth IRA, 401(k), and taxes 4. Learn how to program cheaply 5. […]

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