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Nine Simple Lifestyle Changes to Ease the Challenge of Getting Rid of a Car

For the first few years of my post-college professional life, I didn’t own a car. I lived in a small apartment on the edge of town with very reasonable rent. That apartment featured a bus stop about a quarter of a block away and a grocery store about half a mile away. […]

Nine Simple Lifestyle Changes to Ease the Challenge of Getting Rid of a Car

For the first few years of my post-college professional life, I didn’t own a car. I lived in a small apartment on the edge of town with very reasonable rent. That apartment featured a bus stop about a quarter of a block away and a grocery store about half a mile away. […]

Why Women Should Embrace Their Breadwinning Status (and Stop Complaining About It)

A few weeks ago, I was sucked into a rabbit hole of the worst kind – an article (and comments section) that piqued my interest in the most consuming way possible. […]

Why Women Should Embrace Their Breadwinning Status (and Stop Complaining About It)

A few weeks ago, I was sucked into a rabbit hole of the worst kind – an article (and comments section) that piqued my interest in the most consuming way possible. […]

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Rice (Smart Staple Strategies #1)

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Rice is one of those staple foods at our house that shows up in everything. […]

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Rice (Smart Staple Strategies #1)

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! Rice is one of those staple foods at our house that shows up in everything. […]

Do Smartphones Make Us More Impulsive Shoppers – or Less?

When it comes to the way they influence consumer spending, smartphones are double-edged swords. On the one hand, it’s undeniably great to have more computing power in our pockets than the computers used to put the first man on the moon. […]

Do Smartphones Make Us More Impulsive Shoppers – or Less?

When it comes to the way they influence consumer spending, smartphones are double-edged swords. On the one hand, it’s undeniably great to have more computing power in our pockets than the computers used to put the first man on the moon. […]

Six Strategies for Deleting Stale Spending from Your Life

A few days ago, I was reviewing my credit card bill and I noticed some expenses that surprised me. Two of them were annual renewals for services that I rarely use and honestly hadn’t really thought about in weeks, or even in months. […]

Six Strategies for Deleting Stale Spending from Your Life

A few days ago, I was reviewing my credit card bill and I noticed some expenses that surprised me. Two of them were annual renewals for services that I rarely use and honestly hadn’t really thought about in weeks, or even in months. […]