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Swallow That Frog!

October 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

How do you approach something you dread? Do you put it off until the last minute? Some of us claim to work better under pressure which is just another way of saying you’re a procrastinator. Or are you the “up and at ‘em” type that attacks challenges early on? Get the worst task over with […]

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Grocery shopping only once a year

September 26th, 2006 · No Comments

The summer 2006 issue of Marriage Partnership has a fascinating article about the experiences of one couple who scaled back their shopping and purchase habits over time. They eventually mastered their spending habits so well that they were able to go grocery shopping only once a year. It wasn’t easy at first; like most of […]

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Two extra paychecks per year for you

September 8th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Note: due to the popularity of this post here are the months in 2008 in which you may get three paychecks. The following months have three Fridays in them. February 2008 May 2008 August 2008 October 2008 If you get paid on Fridays some of the above months will give you three paychecks. At the […]

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A year’s salary under the mattress?

September 8th, 2006 · No Comments

A couple years ago I opined my views on saving and investing on a well-known website. It was picked as the post of the day to my utter amazement. Read on for the complete post. After reading the Millionaire Next Door three times (I currently own 5 copies and give them as gifts to friends […]

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How a Coke can teach your kids the value of money

September 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Next time you take the family out to dinner, give your school-age children the following choice: they can get a drink with dinner for about $1.50 or they can get water for free and you’ll pay them $1.50 in cash. If your child opts for the latter two lessons will be learned. One, water is […]

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