November 2013

Is the Recession Good for the Environment?

Two weeks ago, the Los Angeles times reported that landfills are filling much more slowly now. The owners say it’s because fewer people are buying stuff, eating out, and throwing stuff out. That started me thinking: how could this recession benefit the environment? Could it even set a trend that’s good for the economy in the long-term? Less Shopping = Less Trash We have become a disposable culture. If something…
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The Carnival Round-Up

This week I once again bring you three carnivals. We’ll kick this round-up off with the Festival of Frugality #118, which wisely made my post on 13 ways to celebrate spring fever and editor’s pick. If you liked that, you’ll also enjoy Money and Values’ discussion of delicious homemade ice cream (which I also love.) Next up, Money Hacks Carnival #5, which featured my review of Yodlee. If you liked that, you’ll also enjoy Moolanomy’s…
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The 10-10-10 Rule for Spending

The April issue of Glamour Magazine features a short piece by Suzy Welch explaining the theory behind the 10-10-10 rule. The rule is simple: before you make a decision, ask yourself: “What will the consequences of my options be in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years?” Then act accordingly. In her example, she describes a time she took her 2 young kids on a business trip to Hawaii, and…
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