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  • Obama cancels entire Asia trip over shutdown to, er … not negotiate

    10/04/2013 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 4,2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Late last night, the White House cancelled the whole trip, sending Secretary of State John Kerry in Obama’s place instead: President Obama has cancelled the rest of his trip to Asia next week, pulling out of summits in Indonesia and Brunei because of the ongoing government shutdown, the White House announced tonight. “The president made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in...
  • 6 Things You Don't Need to Spend Money On (please add your own tips)

    10/21/2012 5:28:24 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 90 replies
    Free Money Finance ^ | 9-22-12 | David Bakke
    When it comes to ways to save money, ideas abound. You can try old standbys like limiting your cable TV and cell phone plans, or clipping grocery coupons. But for an even greater dent, look for items you can get for free - that's right, no cost. There are actually many valuable, necessary goods and services available gratis, but you have to know where and when to pounce. Here are several you might not have been aware of: 1. Batteries. Batteries can take a significant bite out of your checking account year-round, but especially during the holiday gift-giving season. However,...
  • America’s ‘cheapest family’: ‘We are hope and change’

    10/02/2010 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 29, 2010 | Michael Inbar
    Economides clan defend buying aging meat and other frugal strategies As the American economy sputters and families continue to struggle mightily just to keep their heads above water, the Economides family of Arizona believe they provide a model for how to not just survive, but thrive on a tight budget. Eschewing credit cards, car loans and home equity borrowing, the clan of seven stay solvent and then some on just $44,000 a year — and that includes owning a home in the pricey Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Mind you, they eat nutritious meals and their children are decked out in...
  • The Importance of Saving Money

    03/31/2009 4:39:41 PM PDT · by bygolly · 518+ views
    SouthParkStudios.com ^ | 3/25/2009 | South Park Studios
    I saw a clip of this episode on Glen Beck...thought I'd share it if you haven't yet seen it... If the embedded shockwave player is not visible, go to the Source link.
  • FREEPER KITCHEN: LIVING ON A BUDGET/MENUS

    10/15/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 98 replies · 2,196+ views
    While reading another thread I noticed someone speaking of how they were able to spend $400 per month to feed their small family very well. So, I had an idea of asking how everyone budgets for groceries,
  • Little Steps: 100 Great Tips For Saving Money For Those Just Getting Started

    02/29/2008 4:59:13 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 107 replies · 576+ views
    The Simple Dollar ^ | 2-6-2008 | Simple Dollar
    Yesterday, I discussed how anyone can turn their financial life around if they just take that first step - the first step is always the hardest one. After that, you start taking more and more little steps and before you know it, your financial life is getting better and better. What follows is a list of 100 more steps to take. Each of these tactics are simple little moves you can make to improve your financial situation. Some of them take just a few minutes, others might take an hour or two, some of them require a bit of regular...
  • You don’t get rich by paying what they ask

    10/26/2007 5:42:09 PM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 68 replies · 111+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Sathnam Sanghera | Sathnam Sanghera
    As the son of Punjabi immigrants, I was not surprised to read a report from the Financial Services Authority showing that among Britain’s major faith groups, Hindus and Sikhs are the best at making ends meet. Of course they are! They never go on holiday. They never eat out. And they haggle over everything: I spent my childhood being dragged around Wolverhampton as my mother bartered over everything from secondhand sofas to sultanas. I kept the most excruciating of these memories suppressed until I read the results of another study this week, showing that most business negotiators are bad at...
  • CA Professionals Dine Out Of Dumpsters

    12/01/2006 12:13:59 PM PST · by Froufrou · 75 replies · 1,443+ views
    thestate.com ^ | 11/29/06 | Doug Oakley
    Cynthia Powell and Stephen Vajda are unabashed Dumpster divers who get much of their weekly food from garbage cans. The two educated Berkeley, Calif., professionals - who are not hungry or otherwise in need - say they are motivated by a growing conservation movement with a mantra that wasting resources, especially food, is shameful. Powell and Vajda estimate they can save up to $100 a week by dining on day-old bread, vegetables and sometimes chocolate from commercial garbage cans. The two estimated they know at least a half dozen like-minded people in Berkeley who regularly dine out - way out....
  • And the winner is . . . really cheap

    03/26/2002 5:58:24 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 263+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/24/02 | Jeff Brown
    And the winner is . . . really cheapLooking for tips on frugality, a columnist finds connoisseurs of conservation, experts on economy, sultans of scrimping. By Jeff BrownInquirer Columnist There is the granny who has her chauffeur circle the block to find a meter with time left on it . . . The man who goes to Phillies games free by rushing over during rain delays . . . The woman who gets mulch and clothes by gathering discarded scarecrows after Halloween . . . Then there were the many, many contestants who carefully dry their paper towels for reuse,...