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How to Save Money with a Newborn

Babies are expensive. They go through a lot of diapers, baby wipes and clothes. These expenses can be a lot to handle for young parents or those that are already on a tight budget. You can be frugal and still enjoy life. Saving money is important, especially when you have a fast growing newborn that [...]

A Complete Nonsense Roundup

Now and then it's time to point out things that are just nonsensical. Today's the day for a few. We start by recalling how the media and our president both used the word Rich when really what they meant was High Earners. No doubt, if a couple makes $400K a year, they are high earners, [...]

A Christmas 2013 Roundup

This is the last roundup before Christmas, so it seems appropriate to stay with the theme of the holiday in my highlighted articles this week. With one exception - SEP IRA versus Solo 401(k)-Which is Better? This was the question Barbara Friedberg answered at her blog this week. An important question and timely for me [...]

Frugal Friday Week 49

Rebates. Love them or hate them, they are a business model that many companies have made permanent. This snapshot is from the excellent site Ben's Bargains. Ben aggregates deals of all kinds, so when I'm in the market for a bigger hard drive, for example, I'll lurk awhile and see what kind of deal I [...]

Frugal Friday Week 48

A DIY woodsplitting Friday, actually. Every so often, we'd have a tree that needed to come down, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. About 6 years ago, it occurred to me (It took that long? Yes.) that I was paying one guy to cut a tree down and haul it off and another guy to [...]

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