Tag Archives: think it through

Target – No Place for Bananas and a Larger Lesson in Frugal Living

I’m usually a big fan of Target, and I go there often for groceries.  Like most people, I prefer to knock out all grocery shopping at once since it is one of those tasks I really dislike.  As such, I’ve … Continue reading

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So What Are Quality Frugal Transportation Choices?

If you read this blog, you already know the importance of thinking it through in order to make a choice that is not only frugal but practical.  When it comes to transportation, for example, we see that motorcycles really do … Continue reading

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Do it Yourself? Know Your Limitations First.

Here is another one of those “no brainer” ideas for saving money: do it yourself.  More than a long heralded principle of frugal living, “DIY” has become quite the vogue fad in the 21st Century.  With the advent of home … Continue reading

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Does a Used Car Really Save?

Buy a used car and save tons of money.  How many times have you heard it?  It’s one of the top five suggestions on any “how to save money” article.  It has become part and parcel of the frugalist mindset, … Continue reading

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Thinking Early Retirement? Beware of the Four Percent Rule . . .

Recently, USA Today revisited a popular subject amongst early retirement hopefuls: the so called “four percent rule.” The basic concept is that if a retiree withdraws no more than four percent of his portfolio per year, he should have enough … Continue reading

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Does Hypermiling Really Improve Fuel Efficiency and is it Worth it?

Hypermiling is the latest vogue approach to maximizing fuel efficiency with extreme driving techniques and vehicle modifications.  The father of hypermiling is arguably Wayne Gerdes of Wisconsin, who boasts of such achievements as getting 59 miles pergallon in a non-hybrid … Continue reading

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