Maggie Wells writes primarily about rural & frugal living, alternative parenting, education, and her gay military childhood.
Most of us just throw out our used coffee beans morning, or we toss them onto a compost heap. But what else can you do with coffee beans?
Closing your business doesn't have to be the end of having one. These business owners found better opportunities after closing their first ventures.
Lending money to friends or family is a generous thing to do, but it can also strain on your relationship. Read this to help decide whether or not you should.
Losing your home is not the end of all things. In fact, it could be the beginning of something better. Learn from one writer's experience.
College can be where you get your first taste of independence...including financial independence. Make sure you enjoy it without blowing all your cash.
Do you have a black hole of distractions sucking you into the vortex of non-productivity? Here's how to get focused.
What if we changed our mindset just a little bit regarding the America of consumerism? What would it look like if we just stopped caring about making it and started living instead?
After six months of experiences with various features and exchanges with customers and the Amazon monolith itself, here's what you need to know.
I'm naturally pretty scared of doing maintenance on anything electric or gas or kerosene oriented. Thankfully my husband was game about cleaning the kerosene stove or we'd be ou
Want to shop with your friends and neighbors without spending a dime? Throw a Swap Meet Party.
Shopping for the Plus Size gal can be fun if she takes stock in what she's working with and goes to those designers that work with her.
While filling out this year's census I wondered, how relevant are questions 8 and 9 going to be to the government programs they might serve? Don't the questions themselves make the
It's ingrained in our culture. In our Declaration of Independence we've spelled out that Americans must pursue happiness. To that end, billion dollar industries have heeded our cal
Want to take a vacation somewhere sweet but can't afford the hotel? Housesit!
It’s a new year and you need some supplementary income. Should you try online teaching? January 2010 makes the seventh year that I’ve been teaching online. It’s had its ups and dow
Considering whether buying an Ecofan is worth the price to keep you warm this winter?
You know sometime in November you'll be rushing around trying to think of cheap Xmas gifts to buy or make. Why the rush? Start now with some simple fun things to make that everyone
If you're considering a trip to Disneyland, these tips just might help you save your wallet.
While we’ve been pondering shorter vacations, staycations, and the like, there is nothing like the great American road trip to feel truly connected to this great land of ours. It d
Thinking about starting a little business on the side in the middle of a recession? Go ahead and try it! I am.
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