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The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan
Tue, 09/9/14 | 18 Comments
The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan

The one expense category where my wife and I have not cut back on is food.
The average cost for food, per household, was $6,599 in the last full year of measured data. Despite rarely dining …

The Patio Swing Restoration Project
Wed, 07/2/14 | 3 Comments
The Patio Swing Restoration Project

My wife and I have a patio swing that was gifted to us about 7 years ago, when we moved in to our current home.
It sits right outside of the back sliding door, on our …

The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap
Mon, 06/16/14 | 20 Comments
The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap

Here’s a fun little idea that can lead to you reducing your impact while saving money, simultaneously.
Instead of using a monster-sized towel to dry yourself off when exiting the shower (leaving it just partially wet), …

Expense Value as Time Worked
Wed, 06/4/14 | 14 Comments
Expense Value as Time Worked

A penny saved is not only a penny earned.
In monetary terms, it’s actually about 1.33 pennies earned (if you are in the 25% federal tax bracket).
That alone should be enough incentive to cut back on …

Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time
Wed, 05/21/14 | 11 Comments
Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time

As part of my big kitchen renovation (more details to come) I had decided to replace my 20-year old appliances for more efficient, functional, and quite frankly, better looking ones that actually match the rest …

Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips
Mon, 05/19/14 | 16 Comments
Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips

My wife and I recently undertook a kitchen renovation, which is still in progress. Once complete, I’ll share the story, pictures, and some numbers, but that will probably turn in to a novel. Meanwhile, I …


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