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Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else
Wed, 10/30/13 | 11 Comments
Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else

Last week, Amazon raised it’s free Super Saver shipping threshold from $25 to $35. The previous $25 minimum order to qualify for free shipping was in place for more than a decade.
For those who buy …

Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury
Wed, 10/16/13 | 13 Comments
Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury

If you want to be smart about personal finance you have to understand the difference between cheap, quality, and luxury in order to make wise purchasing decisions.
On the surface, this seems easy. But it takes …

5 Core Values of the Happy, Wealthy, & Wise
Tue, 10/1/13 | 5 Comments
5 Core Values of the Happy, Wealthy, & Wise

There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal finance tactics that can be executed that will leave you better off financially than before you started.
Downsizing your home, bike commuting, cooking your own meals, cutting the …

You’re Killing your Clothes! 10 Things you SHOULD do to Extend the Life of your Clothing
Tue, 09/10/13 | 9 Comments
You’re Killing your Clothes! 10 Things you SHOULD do to Extend the Life of your Clothing

I hate buying new clothing.
Outside of the monetary pain, it’s a painful process. At 6’4″, with long legs and a lean stature, it’s not easy to find clothing that fits. Especially when I find most …

The 4 Reactions to Frugality & Why Spending Can Only Take you so Far
Wed, 04/24/13 | 19 Comments
The 4 Reactions to Frugality & Why Spending Can Only Take you so Far

There are four common reactions that I get when I preach frugality and the benefits harvested from a frugal lifestyle.
The first is excitement. Those who have been bitten by the frugality bug have an incredible …

Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?
Mon, 06/25/12 | 17 Comments
Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?

Are you Frugal?
As Peter Griffin’s ancestor, the great philosopher Thomas Griffin, once posed, “Whyyy??”.
Where did the concept of “frugality” come from? And what compels human beings to adopt a frugal lifestyle?
Is modern day frugality rooted …


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