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Frugality here, frugality there, frugality everywhere

It has been a while since I posted, but in the meantime frugality seems to have become the thing to do globally. Consumers aren’t consuming and we are all saving. I am happy to report that I have dug myself … Continue reading

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Waste Defined

As I was watching television this afternoon, I watched an ad for Bisquick® Shake ‘n’ Pour™ pancakes. You buy a plastic jug that contains pancake mix, add water and shake it to make the batter. Is it possible to have … Continue reading

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Cruising on a Budget

Now is a good time to buy some discount cruises if you have the money and the time. You have to be careful though in that you will likely spend more money than the advertised price. MSNBC has good tips … Continue reading

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Digital Scale

In a previous post, I noted that I was going to  buy a scale to ensure that I would be getting the most value for my money when shipping packages by mail. I was going to buy one at Staples, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I will be gone for a week (returning January 2nd). I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for these holidays. May you spend some time with loved ones and may the 2009 bring you much … Continue reading

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Bounced Debit Payments

In an earlier post, I mentioned that certain things are better in Canada, notably Canadian debit transaction. I reported that in Canada, if you do not have enough money in your account to cover a purchase, your debit transaction will … 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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