Updates: April 1 – 7

I’m pretty impressed with myself right now. Last week, I mentioned that I was doing some do it yourself bike repairs. It took a little longer to get around to, but I’ve successfully replaced four brake pads and a chain! It really doesn’t sound impressive, but when you’re able to do something for the first time, it’s very satisfying. In the past, I would have taken my bike...

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End of season joy

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Back in the fall of 2011, I was looking for a new pair of boots.  I’m more of a boot person than a shoe person.  I had several pairs at home in various states of decay.  One was a cheaper “pleather” pair in which the plastic part of the pleather was now peeling up.  It was not repairable any more since the fabric itself was ripped.  I had another 4 year-old pair of heeled boots...

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How to make a budget that works

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A lot of people I know have been starting first jobs lately.  And first jobs means… more beer first budget!  Well, maybe it doesn’t mean that to most people and certainly not to me way back when – but getting started on a good solid budget right from the beginning will set you up for future financial success. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twon/ When I had my first...

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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
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