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Cut the Cord: Can You Survive Without a Landline?

According to Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, a report from the CDC, 23.9% of adults and 27.5% of children in the United States live in a household which only has a wireless phone.  The proliferation of the cellular phone is astounding – just one generation ago an analog Motorola DynaTAC […]

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How to Control Spending in 5 Easy Steps

 Controlling spending habits does not need to be difficult, in fact the process is a simple one.  The difficult aspect of reigning in spending is deciding what you are willing to give up.  By following these 5 steps, you will be well on your way to controlling your spending. 1) Find out what you are […]

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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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