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20 Free Things I’ve Done and Enjoyed on Days Off in the Last Year
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At the start of last year, I decided to make a list of things I did on the weekends that didn’t cost me any money at all and then mark which ones I really enjoyed. I thought it might develop into an article some day and, lo and behold, here we are. It turned out […]

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19% of resolution-setters don’t even know if they reached their goal last year
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I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. When planning out goals, I focus on “themes” a lot more, since they let me look at the year ahead with a broad lens. Once I know what my theme is for the year, I can start thinking of creative and meaningful ways to drive toward that theme. Here’s […]

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Your Holiday Survival Kit: 28 Smart Strategies To Keep Last Minute Holiday Costs from Exploding
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You’re probably reading this during the “calm before the storm.” There’s a good chance that sometime in the next several days, there’s at least one big holiday event that you’re just utterly unprepared for with seemingly eighty things left to do. You have to travel. You have to help prep a meal. You have to […]

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12 Things I’ve Bought from Secondhand Stores in the Last Year
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One of my favorite tips to hammer home on The Simple Dollar is the value of shopping at secondhand stores. About a year ago – I think I started the note last November – I started keeping track of things that I bought at the secondhand store with the goal of someday listing them in […]

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Stop Wasting Food: Creative Ways to Use Every Last Bit You Buy
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Almost 40 percent of the food supply in this country never gets eaten, due to loss and waste, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (“Loss” refers to things like mold and shrinkage due to desiccation.) More than half of that loss and waste is due to the way we use – or don’t use […]

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America's Last Blockbuster Gets a Commemorative Beer – CBR
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CBR America's Last Blockbuster Gets a Commemorative BeerCBRThe Bend, Oregon Blockbuster, the last rental store of its kind in America, now has its own commemorative beer, courtesy of 10 Barrel Brewing. RELATED: Comic Legends: Did Spider-Man Ever Drink a Beer? As reported by The Takeout, 10 Barrel, also of …and more »

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When Whole Life Insurance Doesn’t Last Your Whole Life
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When you see the term “permanent life insurance,” does that lead you to believe that it will cover you for your entire life? That’s an honest mistake, but a potentially costly one. “Permanent life insurance,” as Tamara Holmes at InsuranceQuotes points out, is an umbrella term for insurance that covers you for a long period […]

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Revisiting the Last Little Bit in the Container
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Tubes of toothpaste. Bottles of shampoo. Soap dispensers. All of these things are easy to use at first when they’re full, but eventually they empty out, leaving just a bit of the soap or paste inside. This isn’t just in our imaginations, either. Most packaged liquids and pastes tend to leave a little behind in […]

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How this year's Amazon Prime Day in India is different from the last one – Quartz
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Quartz How this year's Amazon Prime Day in India is different from the last oneQuartzRunning a sale on an e-commerce portal in India is tough. Given the massive demand, most such events experience website crashes and app failures. But that is not deterring Amazon from holding its flagship Prime Day sale in the country for […]

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Tesla says Model 3 production nearly tripled last quarter, but it still disappointed – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Tesla says Model 3 production nearly tripled last quarter, but it still disappointedLos Angeles TimesTesla Inc. produced 28,578 Model 3 electric sedans in the second quarter, almost three times as many as it made the previous quarter, the Elon Musk-led automaker announced Monday. Tesla, based in Palo Alto, has been under pressure […]

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US Economy Was Weaker Last Quarter Than We Thought – Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal US Economy Was Weaker Last Quarter Than We ThoughtWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—Economic growth was slower at the beginning of this year than the government previously reported, as consumers pulled back spending and the housing market weighed down output. Gross domestic product, a broad measure of the goods …US first-quarter GDP growth lowered; weekly jobless […]

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