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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 …

What is the US Poverty Line & Could YOU Live Below it?
Wed, 06/13/12 | 58 Comments
What is the US Poverty Line & Could YOU Live Below it?

I keep a close watch on all of my expenses and take a bit of pride in how low I’ve been able to drive them.
Our (wife and I) average expenses over the last few months …

Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?
Mon, 05/14/12 | 13 Comments
Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?

Gen Y, aka the “Millennials” (ages 18-34), are proving to be a little more cautious about their spending behaviors than their predecessors, the Gen X’ers and Boomers.
A recent report on Gen Y spending behaviors (meant …

Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)
Wed, 05/9/12 | 12 Comments
Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is not my favorite cliche, but it does contain the two fundamental personal finance components within its seven words:
1. saving money
2. making money
At its simplest level, optimizing each …


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