What’s your take on extreme couponers? I definitely have a strong opinion, so I posted my thoughts on the mental and physical health of it, the ethics of it, and the realisticness of it. See what I thought and then tell me what you thought!

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Food shortages are the third factor behind rising food prices. I explore why we’re experiencing food shortages and what we can do about it at home.

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Production costs play a big role in the rise of our food prices, but you can do something about it. It takes more effort to grow or cook your own food, but it will save you a bundle once you get the hang of it.

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Food prices are rising. There are several causes, but one of them is simply a matter of perception. Find out what is causing prices to rise, and whether prices really are higher than they used to be.

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I wanted to plant a vegetable garden, but I didn’t want to deal with rows. So I discovered Square Foot Gardening. Find out how I converted an existing planter instead of building new garden boxes.

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TV commercials are driving me batty. Not because they make me want to buy things, but because they make claims that are laughable, and annoying. I’ve written up just three of the recent examples I’ve seen.

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I spoke too soon! Shortly after I prepared my taxes, H&R Block offered me a copy of their online software to review. They also offered me five Premium edition  codes to give away. This will allow you to file a free Federal online return using the Premium version of the software, a $55 value including [...]

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Japan was the first disaster I made a donation for this year. Somehow New Zealand completely slipped my mind. Perhaps because it wasn’t in the news much. As usual, I made my donation to the Red Cross’s disaster-specific fund. They will use the funds for the response to the earthquake, except in the rare case [...]

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The Things I Hoard

Filed Under Frugal  

I’m not a true hoarder, but there are a few things that I save for later use. Some of them have become small hoards. Here’s how to tell if you’re about to cross the line from saving to hoarding.

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TaxAct 2011 Review

Filed Under Taxes  

It’s that time again. I filed my taxes recently and have prepared my annual TaxAct review. It’s by far the cheapest of the paid software. For those of you, like me, who don’t qualify for a free Federal return, or who have to pay state taxes, find out if TaxAct is right for you.

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