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Rent vs Buy, are you paying too much?

When you initially sign up for cable TV or Satellite service, the provider will install all required equipment and add a line item or two to your monthly bill for renting the associated equipment.  Items such as modems, routers, set top boxes, and ...

Discussion - gnltabor - Apr 5 2016 - 8:05am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Saving on electricity?

Electricity is the foundation of modern living.  We use it to heat, cook, light, and power devices such as phones, computers, and TV's, toasters, coffee pots, etc.  Some people are powering yard equipment like lawn mowers, weed whackers, landscape ...

Discussion - gnltabor - Mar 24 2016 - 8:42pm - 21 comments - 0 attachments

Reinvigorating the frugality discussion

When I read the opening paragraph to the Frugal Living group, I was excited about the possibilities of finding fresh ideas that would help me in my own pursuits to create what I call financial margin in my life.  Financial margin is the amount of money ...

Discussion - gnltabor - Mar 24 2016 - 6:35pm - 18 comments - 0 attachments

Resiliency Remembered

KINDNESS & GENEROSITY "I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder."   George Saunders animated  on Brainpickings: from 2013 Commencement Address   FORAGING  for food! Fiddleheads ...

Discussion - dpbreger - May 4 2014 - 3:10pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Lessons from the Millionaire Next Door

In 1996, two researchers published The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy . Unlike most personal finance books that pitch a particular model for "becoming rich", this book was the summary of a ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Mar 5 2013 - 11:57am - 35 comments - 0 attachments

Frugal February

I admit it:  December and January throw me for a loop where frugality is concerned.  There are splurges related to the holidays, some kind of illness/cold/virus going around that "justifies" buying prepared foods or unusual supplements, and ...

Discussion - Amanda Witman - Feb 2 2013 - 11:54am - 14 comments - 0 attachments

Frugal Idea-Swap

Great topic for a Group, Amanda. I'd like to get momentum building for this new Group by asking folks to share a useful idea/tip/habit/experience that may be instructive for others looking to build resilience without spending $$. Small ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Sep 4 2012 - 1:50am - 22 comments - 0 attachments

Frugal Living

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) Resiliency is about being able to do well (or "well enough") with the resources that are available to us.  Frugality is about creatively finding ways ...

Group - Amanda Witman - Jan 8 2013 - 11:49am - 0 comments