November 22nd, 2013
Link Roundup: Ways to Make Do With What You Have
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Ways to Make Do With What You Have “Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? I grew up with this, in theory and in practice. We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’. Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do.” Prairie Eco-Thrifter
15 Financial Failings That Will Prevent An Early Retirement “For those of us who want to retire comfortably and do so while we still have the energy to enjoy our free time, personal vices must be kept to a minimum. Eliminate or at least put off indulging in bad habits that will cost you money in both the short and long term, and you will reach your goal of a relaxing retirement that much sooner.” FIRE Finance
Give like Santa, spend like Scrooge: 4 tips “Whether your funds are tight or you’re saving for a goal, you may be wondering how to get through the holiday season without being renamed Ebenezer. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save on gifts without calling attention to yourself or your situation. Here are four steps to doing it:” Money Blue Book
7 Ways To Control Your Spending “Spending must be a conscious activity. What do I mean by that? Have you ever said the following at the end of the week or month: “Where on earth did my money go?” I know that I’ve said that! The idea behind conscious spending is to break the habit of spending whenever you ‘feel’ like it. Emotions have just as much of a role in spending as knowledge does, so getting the emotional side under control will help you put your knowledge to use!” Faith and Finance
How To Reduce Your Fixed Expenses and Start Saving Money Today “Cutting back on variable expenses is something that is an active adventure each and every day, but you can reduce your fixed expenses with a one time investment that will have you saving money today and can have lasting impacts on your budget. If you want to spend a little bit of time reducing a fixed expense so that you can be rewarded over the next year, follow the steps below.” Canadian Finance Blog
5 Ways to Save Money Over Your Entire Career “Over the course of a normal persons 40 year career there can be a lot of choices that will have huge long term affects. However, very few of us realize that these small changes can have long term savings benefits. In my short career I’ve focused on a few of these areas to help compound my savings along the way.” Three Thrifty Guys
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