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Frugal Friday Week 47

The week in which I mention my very odd interaction with Staples. It all started with this coupon. Wait. It all started with a new TI calculator. High School students I’ve been working with are using a pretty high end TI calculator, either the TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator or the newer nSpire CX. These bad [...]

A Fall Back 2013 Roundup

Spring ahead, fall back. The time shift gives us an extra hour of sleep tonight, but when finish our dinner tomorrow, we will notice the sun will set an hour earlier. This means that if you had any outdoor projects to do before the winter weather sets in, it will need to be done on [...]

How to Save Money in Your Home This Winter

A guest Post From Crystal – As we move into winter, many people are concerned about how they will stretch their budget in order to cover the basics. So it pays to look into your options before the dark nights draw in. Switch to a Fixed-Rate Tariff News surfaced this week in relation to the [...]

Frugal Friday Week 46

Subtitled, “When perfect is the enemy of good enough.” I know, the Starbucks conversation has been beaten to death. It’s become a poster child for frivolous spending. I’m not a regular latte drinker but my wife was, and when I added the gas for the round trip, it was a $6/day habit. Me, this was [...]

Frugal Friday Week 45

A few weeks ago I took my daughter and two of her friends to see Bruno Mars in concert. There’s something about hearing a performer live that’s really amazing, and I’m happy to take them to more concerts in the future. And the Big Guy(tm) was there for me with a parking space. $34 to [...]

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