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The Importance of Your Personal Credit

Responsible use of credit cards can help build a good credit history. Photo: Sean MacEntee Even if you have a love-hate relationship with it, credit plays an important role in our lives and economy. […]

Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power couple.” Sherburne, for one, doesn’t necessarily view himself and Bell that way — as some sort of force to be reckoned with on their local arts and business scene. […]

Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power couple.” Sherburne, for one, doesn’t necessarily view himself and Bell that way — as some sort of force to be reckoned with on their local arts and business scene. […]

Our Family’s Seven Favorite Make-Ahead Meals

One of our favorite frugal routines around here is the “make ahead meal.” It often fills our Saturday afternoons. A make ahead meal is a simple concept, really – you just prepare most of a meal in advance, freeze it just prior to the point where you would put it in the oven, and then pull it out at a later point to thaw it and then finish cooking it. There are a number of big advantages to doing […]

The Facts About E-Filing Your Taxes for Free

If you’re expecting a refund, filing your taxes electronically can get your money to you faster. Photo: Beatrice Murch If it’s free, it’s for me! With few exceptions, no one really enjoys filing their taxes, so why not reduce the sting by doing it for free? […]

Can You Save Money by Becoming Vegetarian?

Buying vegetarian foods in bulk doesn’t mean you have to cook in bulk as well, but it’s good to have a supply of healthy foods on hand. […]

Some Thoughts on Currency

We sometimes forget it, but time and love are also currencies. Photo: Sean Hering Recently, I came across this great article about Nicola Piccola, a person who went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help out with rebuilding and wound up moving there. […]

Some Thoughts on Currency

We sometimes forget it, but time and love are also currencies. Photo: Sean Hering Recently, I came across this great article about Nicola Piccola, a person who went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help out with rebuilding and wound up moving there. […]