• Skip The Toy Pile And Go With Stockpile

    Most of my friends have kids and every year I find myself going to numerous …

  • Sonoma Coast Getaway: Timber Cove Resort

    Just recently I went on a weekend getaway to Timber Cove Resort on the Sonoma …

  • Chicken Coop Build Project: Tips & Tricks

    Less than 4 months ago I made the decision to raise chickens. Prior to making that …

  • How To Smoke A Whole Chicken

    One of my favorite things to do during the summer is BBQ. Whether it is …

  • Is Pet Insurance Worth The Cost?
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    Is Pet Insurance Worth The Cost?

    I’m a huge animal lover and have always had pets. Pets have brought me a lot of happiness over the years and it’s hard to imagine life without them. Like many people, I consider them part of my family. I take great care of my pets and am always concerned…

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    How To Get Free Avocados For Life
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    How To Get Free Avocados For Life

    Right now avocado prices are hitting record highs due to bad weather in California and Mexico and exploding demand in Asia (specifically China). I don’t know about you, but I love avocados and generally eat 2-3 a week. With avocados in my area now going for ~$3 each, I decided…

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    How To Save Money Urban Farming
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    How To Save Money Urban Farming

    There are many benefits to urban farming including relaxation/stress relief, the production of organic healthy food, and the convenience of growing food that you like to eat. One of the other benefits of urban farming is the ability to grow produce in a very economical way including the ability to…

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    5 Best Personal Finance Books of All Time
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    5 Best Personal Finance Books of All Time

    A lot of good personal finance advice is timeless in nature and the 5 books listed below are filled with great advice that will always ring true. If you have yet to read these 5 best personal finance books of all time, I highly recommend that you do.   Rich…

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    Best High Yield Checking Accounts for 2017
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    Best High Yield Checking Accounts for 2017

    On March 15th the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to raise the federal funds rate by 25 basis points (0.25%) to a range of 0.75% to 1.00%, marking its 3rd rate increase since the great recession and its 2nd rate increase in the last 3 months. Most economists expect the…

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    2017 Financial Resolution Update
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    2017 Financial Resolution Update

    One of my top financial resolutions every year is to reduce (or better yet eliminate) an expense. Reducing expenses is a great way to increase savings and/or accelerate the pay down of debt and everyone is capable of doing it. Making small changes like bringing lunch to work, brewing your…

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