Essays

The Coupon Rotation

Over the years, I’ve talked about several different methods Sarah and I have used to manage coupons at the grocery store. At first, I wasn’t really convinced that coupons were worth the time investment. We clipped them leisurely, mostly as a Sunday morning breakfast activity. A bit later, we started getting really organized. For me,… Read More The Coupon Rotation

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Self-Reliance

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. He is supported on crutches, but lacks so much support of the muscle. He has got a fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and… Read More Self-Reliance

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Is a Frugality Tip That Saves You a Quarter a Waste of Time? Some Notes on Economies of Scale

A recent comment by Mindy provided an interesting insight into how many people view frugality: I know I’m a little late coming to this discussion but, unless I missed it among the large volume of comments, no one is counting the amount of time spent making stuff in order to save. The link to the… Read More Is a Frugality Tip That Saves You a Quarter a Waste of Time? Some Notes on Economies of Scale

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How to Compare Banks and Credit Unions When Looking for a New Financial Home

Let’s say you’re moving to a new community and thus need a new home for your banking and checking services, or let’s say you’re in a situation where you’ve lost faith in your current bank and wish to move to a new financial institution. You need a new bank for your primary checking account and… Read More How to Compare Banks and Credit Unions When Looking for a New Financial Home