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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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The Power of the Spice Rack: How Simple Spices, Aromatics, and Other Simple Additions Can Transform Bland Staples Into Amazing Foods
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I am a huge advocate for making low cost meals at home. It’s been one of our biggest money savers over the past several years, trimming our cost per meal for our family well below $1 per meal, which means we can feed a family of five for about $400-450 per month, and we do […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (31/31) – Bringing It All Together
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appeared every Thursday on The Simple Dollar for the better part of a year. This is the final entry in the series. Before we get started with this final edition of the “31 Days to Financial Independence,” let’s make a giant list of all of […]

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The Real Costs of Dog Ownership
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In the summer of 2015, our family collectively decided to get a pet dog. I was by far the least enthusiastic about the idea at the time, as I’ve never been a real enthusiastic pet owner, but after a lot of discussion, we made the choice to get a family dog. We decided to adopt […]

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Revisiting My Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe
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One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written for The Simple Dollar is Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: A Detailed Visual Guide. In it, I very carefully described my recipe at the time for making homemade laundry soap. In terms of cost-effectiveness, that recipe is amazing. It costs just a little under three cents […]

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12 Strategies for Maintaining Focus While Working at Home
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I’ve been working from home on at least a regular basis for more than a decade, and on a full-time basis for nearly a decade. Over the years, I’ve come to learn quite a lot about what it takes to effectively telecommute for your work. The number one thing? It absolutely requires the ability to […]

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Use the Tools You Have Now Instead of Dreaming of the Tools You’ll Have Later
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I had a great conversation recently with a gentleman in his early fifties who, upon being introduced to me and learning that I had been a full-time personal finance writer for several years, had been looking for a chance to have a conversation with me privately. Let’s call him Gene. It turns out that Gene […]

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12 HOLIDAY GIFTS
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With the holiday season quickly approaching, why not take some time to treat yourself? You have worked hard all year; you deserve that little something that makes you happy! Love the company you work for? Tis the season of giving! Show your appreciation by sending your colleagues a gift that will light up their holiday […]

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Meal Prep Day! Simple Rice and Beans
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I often talk about how I enjoy preparing meals in advance by making a bunch of duplicate meals at once, popping them in the freezer in a state that’s almost ready to eat, and then pulling them out when needed, merely reheating and then eating them. For many people, the idea of preparing a bunch […]

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Questions About Furnaces, Focusing, Estate Planning, Watercooler Talk, 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. Buy it for life: jeans 2. Water bottle for life 3. Shopping around for a furnace 4. Getting “in the zone” 5. Thoughts […]

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How to make money as a freelance writer
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You can earn a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars per month working as a freelance writer. Several of my students — like Karan, April, and Felicia, have made very successful careers as freelance writers (some as a side gig in addition to their 9-5 job). How? Think of all the written materials even […]

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