The Rest

Last Minute Gift Idea: Canvas Prints

By on December 15, 2011

If you’re like me, you’ve reached that point in your holiday shopping when the rubber has met the road. No longer are you skipping through the mall (or across the internet) and joyfully adding this and that to your shopping cart. No, now you’re searching frantically for those last, perfect gifts with one eye on […]

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Reader Comment: Selling on Craigslist

By on December 12, 2011

There are some great comments on the Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online post from last week, and I wanted to call special attention to one by a reader named Susan. She wrote: We have sold some completely random stuff on Craigslist. Right now my husband is selling firewood he cut and split from limbs […]

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The Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online

By on December 9, 2011

Lots of people like the idea of selling on eBay or Craigslist, but many wonder what items to sell online. It’s not always what you think. Read on for the scoop on the top three things I’ve sold online. In my real, offline life no one ever brings up dividend investing, getting out of debt, […]

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Kids and Money

Your Long-Term Budget: Planning for Kids

By on December 6, 2011

The following is a guest post. Keeping a regular budget is an essential foundation of strong financial planning. No matter your expenses, whether they be groceries, medical bills, rent, or engagement rings, planning for them and documenting them is the best way to restrict your spending, organize your bills, and find areas where you can […]

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About the Blog


By on November 24, 2011

“You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”  – G.K. Chesterton […]

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