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Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Turning a $6 ham into 24 meals

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I bought a ham.  And it is the most glorious ham ever.  Why?  It cost me only $6 for 6lbs of it. Here’s how it fed me and Brian: Note: Some common calculations: Eggs are ~20 cents/egg given $2.40 a dozen Slice of cheese ~15 cents given a 400g-450g block for $4.29, and I get about 6 slices from 100g Rice ~30 cents/pot, assuming I make a pot of rice every day and a half and knowing that a 40lb...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Minimalism and Frugality

Vacation recap – Student card success!

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As you know, CF and I recently returned from our vacation in Germany. In addition to saving lots of money on accommodations and a little money on neck pillows, we found the attractions to have very good deals for people with student cards! Thanks to a clerical error before I graduated, my student card expires next month even though I have been graduated for 3 years. Since CF is back in school and also...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Travel

Taking advantage… of everything

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Living well on less often means taking advantage of situations to the best of your ability.  I don’t mean being greedy or doing illegal things, but I do mean taking and using what’s available to you each and every time.   Getting free food For example, the office where I work is adminstered by a property management company.  Every day or so, the secretary will put out cookies and sometimes...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy
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