Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

A back to school NON-deal

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While I was walking to the bus loop on campus earlier this month, I noticed that there were lots of companies with booths set up outside the student union building.  They were doing back-to-school promotions on everything from newspaper subscription to phone plans.  September is often a great month for getting deals because companies are targeting students who may have just moved out on their own...

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Posted in: Home, Money

Update: Sept 18-24

I had planned to go camping this weekend, but conflicting schedules amongst the participants conspired against me. This probably worked out for the best – with the upcoming move my list of things to do is only getting longer! I have been woefully unproductive (and busy!) lately , so hopefully the change of scenery will renew my focus. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week: Tim...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Woops – I think I just conformed…

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It’s a tough road sometimes. Sticking to your principles, often going against the “norm”. We’re all bound to make mistakes, in fact I made a small one just today. Gift giving in the workplace is a tricky subject.  CF touched on this issue in a post back before we transitioned to the new site and I really agree that gifts are to be ‘freely given’. That is, they are...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Philosophy
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