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11 Smart Ways to Use the ‘Extra’ Money in Your Paycheck as Tax Cuts Take Effect
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What kind of impact will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have on your finances? That depends on whom you ask. According to the Tax Policy Center, those earning less than $48,600 per year will see a federal tax savings of no more than $380 annually; those earning from $48,601 to $86,100 will get $930; […]

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Building a Smart Job Loss Plan
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Imagine that tomorrow – or your next day at work – you go into your workplace only to find a pink slip waiting for you. You’re done. Your employer heard some horrible rumor about you, or maybe your organization is downsizing, or maybe you made a big mistake recently and it’s caught up to you. […]

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5 Simple and Smart Tax Moves to Make
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Tax season is nearly upon us and it’s bittersweet for most. Whether you think you might get a refund or are nervous about how much you might owe, it’s easy to loathe tax season and get stressed out or overwhelmed. Ever since I started doing taxes as an independent, I’ve dreaded the process. All the […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Corn (Smart Staple Strategies #7)
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This is the final entry in a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Before we dig into techniques for using leftover […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Bread (Smart Staple Strategies #6)
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This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! I’m a huge fan of homemade bread. I’ve made it […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes (Smart Staple Strategies #5)
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This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Sweet potatoes are one of my family’s “hidden” staple foods. […]

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Ten Smart Ways to Use Leftover Potatoes (Smart Staple Strategies #4)
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This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! One of the nice things about potatoes is that you […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Pasta (Smart Staple Strategies #3)
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For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! It’s tricky to cook the right amount of […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Beans (Smart Staple Strategies #2)
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For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Personally, beans are my number one staple food. […]

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Rice (Smart Staple Strategies #1)
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For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Rice is one of those staple foods at […]

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Comparative Advantage and Smart Frugality
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Whenever I see a long list of frugal activities, I immediately toss out most of the items on that list, not because the list is bad, but because I filter the items on that list pretty quickly. First of all, there are items on the list that simply aren’t “worth it” for me. They don’t […]

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