What causes hoarding?

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While on Christmas vacation, I indulged in some of my more less-productive pursuits, including… watching TV. *gasp – shock – awe* One of the things I watched was A&E’s television show, Hoarders.  Basically, the show is a stylized documentary series which depicts the stories of real-life hoarders.  From what I understand, each episode  features two different families and...

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Posted in: Home, Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: January 6 – 12

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Don’t forget about the $1000 cash giveaway we’re co-hosting! Check it out here. I’ve been saving for a new computer for some time now. A few bucks here and there, but it adds up. I do enjoy playing some computer games from time to time, and the last time that I bought a computer the full system cost me approximately $1200 including a monitor.  I knew it would cost me less this time,...

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Friday Quickie: Average household income by age

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I meant to share this a while ago, but hey, better late than never. In finance, it’s common to hear statistics like “average household income is X” or “the average salary in America is Y” being used. But the average is often not very useful, and here’s (one of) the reasons why: Photo Credit: NPR This is a bar graph of average household incomes in America, grouped...

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Posted in: Money

Giveaway: Structured settlement or lump sum payment?

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Here at The Outlier Model, we’re grateful to StructuredSettlement-Quotes.com, America’s premier structured settlement and annuity marketplace, for letting us be a part of this giveaway!  Good luck to everyone! At some point in your life, you may be on the receiving end of an insurance or lawsuit settlement.  Of course, we all hope that we won’t be involved in anything so unpleasant...

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