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Optimizing Your Dollar: It’s Not Used; It’s Retro

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Isn’t it nice when being stylish is also being economical? This week as you look for ways to optimize your dollar think about ‘used’ clothes. Thrift stores and consignment shops have lost their negative connotations, instead becoming the new trendy way to shop. Here are several ideas for your consideration. When my son was born we had a neighborhood second-hand ...

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Optimize Your Dollar: Making Tough Choices

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This week I talked to my friend “Dee”. Dee has been through some trials due to the continued poor economy. Three years ago Dee was working in the career she loves. She was teaching young children at a private school. Unfortunately, the economy caused her school to make a tough choice. They closed. It was no one’s fault (well, you ...

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Optimize Your Dollar: Five Easy Ways to Save on Dinner

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Noticing that cash crunch from your lowered paycheck this week? Here are five quick and easy ways to save money at meal time. Breakfast for Dinner: My family loves homemade breakfast. Trouble is we don’t usually have enough time in the morning for more than cereal and juice before heading out. So we move breakfast to dinner once a week. ...

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