Is Consumerism Responsible for Your Floundering Budget?

What do you do when you see the soles of your shoes starting to look worn? Do you take them to a shoe repair shop that will fix them for less? Or do you simply replace them? The latter is exactly what consumerism wants you to do. Let me be the first to say I have never had a pair of shoes repaired. Though I do typically wear them until they nearly have holes in…

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Is Being a Penny Pincher Ever Irresponsible?

In a recent post, I discussed the idea that frugal living isn't everything. This is more or less synonymous with being a penny pincher.┬áIn other words, being frugal can help optimize your life, but it has its limitations. And even though this sort of post seems counter-intuitive to what this blog is all about, I'm going to expound upon this idea. Only this time, I'll take it in a slightly different direction. But first, let…

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Leasing vs Buying a Car and My Green Initiative

Leasing a car is something you may have often heard you should never do. And while I generally agree with this sentiment, I think there can be exceptions. Leasing vs buying a car is not always as clear-cut as you may think. But first, some background. A while back, I started working on a now-defunct blog related to green technology. While green tech is still important to me, I quickly realized I wouldn't be able to…

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