About Paul Vachon

Born: Concord, MA BSBA from Indiana University of PA Composite Science Post-Baccalaureate Univerity of Texas - Austin

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Changing the World $25 at a Time Through Microlending

What is Microlending? Microlending is the practice of providing small loans to those that do not have access to conventional forms of financing. There has been much research on the effectiveness of microlending in making permanent improvement in the quality of life of recipients.  Microlending is not appropriate in geographic regions where the lack of […]

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How to be Successfully Self Sufficient

As people struggle to find ways to cut their living costs, the idea of self sufficiency has become more and more appealing. There are lots of areas of your day to day life in which you could live more self sufficiently. It might sound like a lot of hard work, but imagine not having worry […]

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Weekly Roundup 10/16

Each week I share some of my favorite personal finance articles from around the web.   Sustainable Life Blog shares some great advice on preserving fresh fruit in CSA Update 3. Family Money Values hosted a guest post from Jacob at My Personal Finance Journey titled What Would be the Best and Worst Jobs on […]

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Cut Your Grocery Bill with an Herb Container Garden

Want to have fresh herbs and save money on your monthly grocery bill?  An herb container garden is a great way to have your favorite fresh herbs just outside you doorstep.  A container garden allows you to select the ideal location for your herb garden and if the growing conditions are not suitable all you […]

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Weekly Personal Finance Roundup – October 9th

Each week I choose several articles to feature in my Weekly Personal Finance Roundup. As always – Read, Learn, Take Action! Paul – The Frugal Toad   Sustainable Life Blog has some great insight into Fincon11 in Bloggers are a wild bunch: Fincon11. Family Money Values shares a poignant birthday wish to her son in […]

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How to Avoid the New Debit Card Fees

Bank fees are on the increase again this week with Wells Fargo announcing they will start charging debit card customers a monthly $3 fee. Bank of America recently announced plans to charge $5 per month for customers that use debit cards for purchases and will make $2.3 Billion from the new fee next year.  Not […]

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How to be Frugal and Have a Life

Frugal living is making the most of what you have and there are degrees of frugality.  I tend to look at being frugal as a way to stretch my money so I can enjoy the things that make me happy. Being frugal doesn’t mean that you buy your clothes at goodwill, on the contrary I […]

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Weekly Top Personal Finance Posts 10/2

Each week I select a few of my favorite articles to share with you.  I hope you learn something new, enjoy! The Frugal Toad   Sustainable Life Blog shares some great ways a business can reduce energy costs in Business Energy Efficiency: The Guide. DollarVersity has some wise words to share in Today is the […]

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