Here’s the master formula in one article

Let me try to condense the some of the core concepts behind this frugal, low-debt load, high happiness idea into one location for you. A master formula of sorts, if you will. It goes something like this. Phase 1/Start where you are tody 1) Get serious about being frugal and …

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My $300 kitchen makeover.

Someone once told me that a big part of home remodeling is all about either the Kitchen or the Bathroom. While there are of course other aspects to a  makeover, this seemed largely true to me. At every family gathering, party, and relaxed night in, you’ll see these rooms every …

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Get away from people that show these 13 personality traits

personality traits

I’ve come to the conclusion that human being play out predictable patters. This seems to also be true when discussing personality traits. I wish I could say that they were all positive but sometimes, they just seem to point to warning signs. I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes when …

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Frugality doesn’t make you a cheapskate and here’s why


Frugality doesn’t make you a cheapskate and here’s why: Wouldn’t it be great if you could make your money buy 2-3 times as much as the person standing next to you? Almost like you were getting some sort of day to day VIP discount. Well fortunately there is just such …

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The most interesting $5 lawnmower story you’ll read all day.


It was a sunny summer day as I strolled the aisles of my local thrift store, surveying the landscape for diamonds in the rough. It’s one of my guiltless pleasures, mainly because it costs so little when I finally stumble upon an amazing find, and occasionally a stray lawnmower or …

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