Maintaining

The Power of Good Relationships and Thoughts on Building and Maintaining Them
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A few months ago, a friend of mine was reflecting about finishing up his masters degree in social work. He wasn’t so much worried about finding a job, but more concerned that he was really considering all of the opportunities available to him. Should he try to get a doctorate? Should he work in the […]

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Some Thoughts on the Battle Between Minimalism and Preparedness
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One of the biggest struggles I have in my life is this constant battle between two guiding values: minimalism and preparedness. I see great value in both of these things. In minimalism, I see the value of having fewer things to worry about and take care of, leaving me more time to actually do things […]

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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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10 Friends Who Will Ruin Your Finances If You Let Them
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We’ve always heard a good friend is “worth their weight in gold.” But is that always true? With some friends, absolutely. A good friend can be there for you when times are tough, help you celebrate when times are good, and make your day-to-day life a lot more fun. Unfortunately, not all “good friends” are good with money. […]

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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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Is Shopping at Walmart Worth the Savings?
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I’ll never forget the day my daughter and I spent 53 minutes in line at Walmart. It started innocently enough. My seven-year-old needed a new set of flip flops for our fall break trip, but we were also nearly out of food essentials like bread and milk. To save time, we opted to combine both […]

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The Magic of Hedonic Adaptation
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If you’re wondering what on Earth “hedonic adaptation” is, keep reading. It’s a fancy term for something that’s actually pretty straightforward. The other day, I happened to find myself at a Whole Foods. Now, I don’t have anything whatsoever against Whole Foods. I think they sell a ton of good products there. Having said that, […]

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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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WordPress eStore Plugin – Features and Video
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WordPress eStore Plugin – sell digital downloads, digital content, [physical] products or even services from your WordPress site, all on Autopilot while also maintaining total SECURITY of your digital assets…. Business-In-Site – Business-In-Site is the place for online business, marketing, SEO & start-up requirements

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14 New Year’s Money Resolutions
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When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year – we created a list of year-end financial moves to consider, and looked back on our progress. On top of those tasks, we came up with a few money goals […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 22): Using ‘the Gap’ and Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we finished up our series of discussions on strategies for increasing your income with a look at starting a side business and dabbling in entrepreneurship. Today, […]

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