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How to Prepare for the Greater Depression?

“I believe we live in a great country – a country great enough to help a man when he’s in trouble.” – Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man Last week I posted on how to invest in volatile times and the

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Life Off the Grid: Living Simply in a 14×14 Home

A few years ago when the tiny house movement was heating up, we connected with LaMar Alexander, an off-the-grid, tiny-home dweller to share about his lifestyle and experiences. We thought it would be fun to connect with him again and see

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Lower Your DIRECTV Bill

How to Lower Your DIRECTV Bill

This past year marked our nine year anniversary of using DIRECTV for our TV service. This relationship has lasted a lot longer than I ever thought it would. However, that doesn’t go without saying that the relationship hasn’t had its

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How to Make Money Listing Your Home on Airbnb

At the end of August, my neighbor and I were talking about him being gone for three months on a military deployment. He’d mentioned that one of his co-workers had rented out his apartment while he was gone on Airbnb,

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How to Quickly Find Your Phone*

As a person who often (too often) misplaces his phone, thought I would share this thrifty tip for locating your phone*. Hope it helps when you lose yours (though, I’m sure you never do!). That asterisk* is because this tip is for Android

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How to Extend the Life of Your Refrigerator

A few weeks back my wife heard an odd sound coming from our 5-year-old refrigerator. She described the sound as “leaking water.” I assured her this sound happens sometimes when the ice maker is filling with water. Since my wife

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How to Stay Focused On Your Yearly Goals

Ever since I graduated college in 1999, I have set out all my goals from 22 to 85 years old. I met with a financial adviser right out of school, and he said one of the biggest things you can you do to

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