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It is Seldom True that You Get What You Pay For

Still buying into the idea that you get what you pay for? Let's discuss what this phrase means and why I think it's totally bogus. As I sit in a beautiful backyard nook we’ve created — the cascading grapevines bred to thrive in the harsh…
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Extreme Frugality: 9 Unbelievable Frugal Stories from the Recession

Want some entertainment + inspiration? I’ve curated some crazy, inspiring, and unbelievable stories and examples of extreme frugality. Extreme frugality stories can be fun, inspirational, and…a bit strange. What I love about reading…
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You Can’t Break Out of Survival Mode When You are Doused in Fear

I had the most terrifying experience of my adult life last week. Realizing that I was at the end of my third month of self-employment, I decided to write a list of all of the accomplishments I have made thus far. I was feeling a bit doubtful…