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How to Find Affordable Health Insurance in 2014

Whether you’re self-employed, unemployed, or covered under an employer’s health-care plan, finding affordable health insurance can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. Throw in controversy around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and finding accurate, reliable information can be a nightmare. […]

An Introduction to Geocaching, My Family’s Favorite Frugal Activity

On a hot August afternoon, the five of us found ourselves in the shade of an old wooden bridge. There was a wonderful cool breeze blowing through the bridge’s underpinnings, so we sat down for a bit and took a few gulps out of our respective water bottles. When we checked our GPS, we found that we were surprisingly close to the cache. […]

How to Land Your First Client

Speaking at events or hosting a workshop at your local library can help you gain exposure, credibility, and new customers. Photo: Natural Step Canada If you build it, they will come. Wishful thinking. And unfortunately, it’s the mentality many first-time entrepreneurs have before opening their doors. I, too, fell victim to this Hollywood logic. […]

60 Awesome Student Discounts

Don’t forget to pull out your student ID to take advantage of these deals. Photo: Andy Barrow One great way to reduce your student loan debt while you’re still in school is to keep to a budget. […]

60 Awesome Student Discounts

Don’t forget to pull out your student ID to take advantage of these deals. Photo: Andy Barrow One great way to reduce your student loan debt while you’re still in school is to keep to a budget. […]

Does It Make Sense to Never Own a Home?

Recently, I had a long email discussion with an old friend of mine who writes a popular gaming blog (I’m not going to name him because his opinions expressed here may be a bit controversial and it has no reason to spill over into his other work). Basically, his core idea is this: you should never own a home that you yourself live in. […]

Does It Make Sense to Never Own a Home?

Recently, I had a long email discussion with an old friend of mine who writes a popular gaming blog (I’m not going to name him because his opinions expressed here may be a bit controversial and it has no reason to spill over into his other work). Basically, his core idea is this: you should never own a home that you yourself live in. […]

10 Life Lessons of Entrepreneurship

When I started my own business several years ago, my primary goal was to surpass the five-year mark. […]

10 Life Lessons of Entrepreneurship

When I started my own business several years ago, my primary goal was to surpass the five-year mark. […]

Best Cheap Insurance in 2014

Whether you’re looking for auto, home, or life insurance, you certainly don’t want to overpay. Unfortunately, policy prices are based on highly personal factors; what might be the cheapest insurance company for your friend or neighbor could be the most expensive for you. […]