Category: Organization

Minimalism – How Owning Less Stuff Will Save You Money

In 2008, I first heard of this crazy concept called “Minimalism“. It was where people were purposely removing unneeded stuff from their lives, because they didn’t want their possessions weighing them down. “Who were these strange people?” From reading Unclutterer.com I’d came upon this way-of-life, which was completely contradictory to everything I’d been taught as an …

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How to Get a Referral Bonus Before Joining a Company

This past September I left working as a contractor for a local small business after 5.5 years. It was a hard decision to leave such a great company and a CEO that valued people. There were a lot of financial and non-financial decisions in choosing to change jobs. Here are a list of things that played …

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Multiple Income Streams: Five Easy Steps to Map Out Your Money Flow

Merry Christmas to all of our thrifty readers! The chill of winter is upon us, and it makes the motivation to go outside less than appealing!  With that said, it has me thinking a lot about my passive income streams. Thinking about, if I’m concentrating on developing my passive income streams, then I’d like to …

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How to Get Rid of Junk Mail (for Good)

A few weeks ago I came home to spot a large full plastic bag sitting on the front steps of our house. I thought it may have been a package my wife ordered or some nice baked goods from the neighbor. After getting closer, I discovered what it was: The Yellow Pages phone book. 

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Are You a Digital Hoarder?

I’m sure many of you have seen the show, Hoarders about people who are basically pack-rats and can barely move around in their own homes. Many of the episodes are pretty tough to watch as the hoarder hasn’t cleaned in eons and there’s generally animals around the place – and well –  you get the …

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Why I Use a Check Register

Shortly after my wife and I were married, I decided it was a good idea to lay off my anal-retentive checkbook balancing that had gone on for many years as I dug myself out of debt. In fact (and I’m ashamed to admit this) I almost entirely stopped tracking our expenses altogether. I figured we …

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How to use Google Calendar to save you time and money

After a friend coaxed me to switch from Hotmail to Gmail back in 2006 – I soon discovered Google Calendar. And, what a life-changer it was! I’ve mentioned before how I struggle with things slipping my mind. Call it age or brain farts – I just have a penchant for misremembering. G.Cal (what I’ll refer …

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A few thrifty do-it-yourself tips

Last week, while waiting for my car to get fixed, I was thumbing through the lastest edition of The Family Handman magazine. There were a few thrifty tips I came across I felt were noteworthy enough to share. I hope they help! Ever reach for the clear packaging tape and then soon find yourself fumbling to get …

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Thrifty ideas to backup your digital photos

I love digital photos! It makes organizing my photos easier and requires less cost of developing unwanted pictures. Plus there is less clutter of your photos around the home. It’s nice having them all on one PC. To top if off we have a screensaver that slideshows all the pictures on our PC. Sometimes, we’ll sit …

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