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The Frugal Road to Family Values

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/27/AR2005052700821_pf.html I’m on the third volume of Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette books – a compendium of tips and tricks to save money and make purchases last longer. They’re not particularly well-written, but the tips are useful. In an excellent illustration of “enough small potatoes filling a truck”, the Dacyczyns’ penny-pinching allowed them to retire, in […]

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich: Personal finance and entrepreneurship tips from a Stanford graduate

http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/ I unfortunately burst the balloon of a very happy friend yesterday, when my personal-finances conservatism pointed out that her goal of BMW ownership – when she has three overdue credit cards and no substantial savings – is likely not going to happen soon. People who don’t listen carefully assume I’m anti-fun, or anti-buying things. […]

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