Monthly Archives: November 2008

Success

This evening, I tried a new recipe for making hamburger and hot dog buns. Success! The buns seem to have turned out well (the crust is soft, not rock hard as my last try). The recipe was very straightforward and … Continue reading

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Learning from Lila

I have been using The Meaning of Lila to illustrate how not to budget and how not to manage finances. Emotional Investment in Material Goods Living in societies founded on material consumption, we invariably define ourselves by things. They give … Continue reading

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I.O.U.S.A.

The first half of this video looks at the problem of the American government deficits (past, present and projected). The second half is pertinent to this blog in that it looks at the problem of individual deficit spending. Simply put, … Continue reading

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Credit Cards Rate Spike Upwards

Now is the time to cut up those credit cards. Faced with difficult times and more people defaulting on their credit, the banks and credit card companies seek out other means to maintain profits. Their solution is to make existing … Continue reading

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More Meaning From Lila

Another poignant strip from The Meaning of Lila. Here, Lila must finally reconcile herself to frugality, but she has not yet discovered the joys that can be found in spending less. Will she be able to make the transition from … Continue reading

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When a Saver and a Spender Say “I Do”

MSN Money has a wonderful piece on how a frugalist and a spendthrift can get married. Of course, the frugalist helps the spendthrift spend less and save more. An excerpt: When we got married, my savings became our savings, and … Continue reading

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Live Well, Spend Less

MSNBC has a good video on how to save money. It is based on a New York Magazine cover story focusing on how to live with less. It provides some good tips as to how to begin cutting back. The … Continue reading

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