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The (Frugal) Nut Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

As I am sitting here bundled up in my mother’s chilly, 63-degree living room, I can’t help but chuckle. It’s easy to think that my quirks and habits just sort of developed on their own, especially since I have lived away from my family…
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Buy Experiences, Not Things (& Two More Ways Money Makes us Happy)

Buy experiences, not things, (plus these two other things) if you want to maximize your happiness ROI (Return on Investment). Many of us have learned over the years that physical things do not make us happy. Sure, there’s the fleeting excitement…
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Finding and Pursuing Work You are Passionate About

The following post is a contribution from Tony at We Only Do This Once. Tony is a trombone player who has performed with a major symphony orchestra, on Broadway in NYC, and in recordings and movie soundtracks. He blogs about simplifying your…
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3 Debt Lessons from The Descendants

This is a guest post from Ben Edwards, who writes about money at Money Smart Life and is also one of the authors of the Debt Heroes book. The movie The Descendants, which won George Clooney a Best Actor Golden Globe, is about a man, Matt…