4 Really Stupid Attempts at Frugality

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I often make fun of myself about the lengths I will go to be frugal. I tell myself, “I wasn’t always like this!” But then I’ll remember an incident from long ago and the inner dialogue pipes in, “Hello-o-o, yes you were!” I must admit I’ve had some really asinine ideas to save money. Here … [Read more…]

The Junior IRA: A Great Way to Help Our Children and Bypass the Compassion Pimps and Scum-Sucking Parasites

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For those of you familiar with this blog, you now know that I have added another item to my to-do list in retirement. In addition to picking up litter, baking bread for the needy, and traveling America, I’ll be on a quest to turn every newborn American into a diaper-wearing, Similac-puking Warren Buffet. Two months … [Read more…]

Here Rests the Inventor of the Junior IRA

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Years ago, when losing weight was easy and I had an incredible shock of hair, I worked for a highway department. And every year we would produce a sweeping schedule and mail it to every household in the municipality. I hated the sweeping schedule. Why? Because we sucked at abiding by it, and there were … [Read more…]

How to Make Dishwashing Detergent in Five Minutes

Yesterday I ran out of my homemade dishwashing detergent and had to mix up a fresh batch. And as I lined up the ingredients on my countertop, it occurred to me some of you good frugal folks might like to know how to make dishwashing detergent in five minutes. The recipe I use comes courtesy … [Read more…]

The Housing Downsize Challenge

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To paraphrase the immortal Chico Escuela, “Housing has been berry, berry good to me.” In 2006, at the height of the real estate boom, Mrs. Groovy and I sold our one-bedroom, one-bath condo on Long Island for $340K. Since I bought that condo eight years earlier for $70K, and since Mrs. Groovy and I didn’t … [Read more…]