Jul 252014
 
Good Reads: Work at Home Jobs, Packing Like a Minimalist…

If you’re interested in working from home, Kiplinger put together a list of “10 Great Work-at-Home Jobs” that is worth a look.  They list potential employers for each job and vetted them to make sure none of them were scams. Traveling this summer?  Needing some inspiration on how to pack light?  Check out this short [...]

Jul 232014
 
That Extra 30 Cents…

One of the biggest criticisms of a frugal lifestyle is that it involves too much time “pinching pennies”- that any savings gained by frugal choices are insignificant, and in any event are nullified by the amount of time expended to obtain the savings.  I take exception to this criticism on two grounds: The savings gained [...]

Jul 042014
 
Good Reads- 50 Fun, Free Activities and more

If you have kids, you might find that summer arrives with an endless string of expenses in tow: day camps, amusement parks, movie tickets, eating out… I know for me, it’s not a great feeling to see so much money getting drained out of our budget.  Trent at The Simple Dollar has put together a solid [...]

Jul 012014
 
Free Secrets of Real Estate Investing Kindle eBook

50 Simple Secrets To Be A Happy Real Estate Investor by John Fedro is free right now on Amazon.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the [...]

Jun 232014
 
[Expired] Free Thrifty Chicken Breeds Kindle eBook

[Expired] Thrifty Chicken Breeds: Efficient Producers of Eggs and Meat on the Homestead by Anna Hess is free right now on Amazon.  I don’t know about you, but I never realized that certain chickens were thriftier than others.  I’d love to raise our own chickens, but we don’t have a good setup for it at our house. [...]

Jun 232014
 
Does Time Equal Money?

There’s a controversial article in The Simple Dollar in which the author described watching a woman at Target argue with the checkout person about the fact that she was being overcharged $10 for a pair of stools. After 20 minutes, the manager came over and the price was lowered by $10, as the woman had [...]