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Packing and Tossing: Decluttering as We Prepare to Move

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that my wife and I would be moving to a new apartment next month. While this move marks an upgrade for us, it's also a downsize as we'll be going to a one-bedroom unit from our current two-bedroom floorplan. Because of this, as...

My Moving Dilemma — Is it Still Downsizing if it Costs More? 2

Over the past several months, I'd imagine that most people have been spending a lot more time in their homes. In turn, I'd be willing to bet that little things that may have only slightly irked them about their abodes previously have since been upgraded to full-on annoyances. That's kind...

10 Shopping Tools to Try This Holiday Season (and Every Day) 2

What’s that sound I hear? Could it be jingle bells? Nope, sorry — it’s just the sound of cash registers scanning away as the holiday shopping season is officially upon us. Given the current circumstances, fewer people are cruising around town looking for deals and are, instead, doing the majority...

What I've Been Learning About Tidying and Minimalism 6

For the past few months, I've made it a point to review at least one book a month as part of my Money at 30 column on Dyer News. While I've enjoyed most of the books I've read for this effort, more often than not, I write my review and...

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Saving at Aldi 12

After shopping at Aldi for the past three years or so, it’s easy to see why this discount grocery chain is currently undergoing a sizable expansion. Thanks to some clever efficiency measures, great deals, and tasty private-label goods, Aldi has grown to become one of my favorite places to shop.

Splurge Smarter: What to Consider Before Spending Your Money 2

When it comes to saving money, so-called "splurging" may very well seem like the ultimate enemy. I assume that, when most people think of what it means to splurge, it mostly involves spending hard-earned money on foolish things you don't need thanks to some random impulse you have. While that...