The Clorox bleach company recently contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in trying their Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. My cats have a nasty habit of kicking litter out of their litter box, so I’ve been using Clorox wipes to clean up their kicked-up mess for years. I don’t use the wipes in any other location of my home, but in the litter box space they are essential.
A few days ago, I was being interviewed by a local newspaper when the interviewer, after asking a ton of questions about frugality and my ideas on personal finance, simply asked me the titular question.
Do you want to be rich?
I thought about it for a moment and realized the question - and the answer - isn’t as easy as it sounds.
"Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide." ~Marcus Tullius CiceroThe above quote, from our beloved Ancient Roman lawyer, writer, scholar, orator and statesman, is great for certain situations.
Tax season is in full swing. Readers are peppering me with questions, and marketers are forwarding promotional material for their products. This seems like a good time to meld the two opposing forces into a single post!
Tips for preparing your tax return
According to the Wall Street Journal article “Xerox Tries to Go Beyond Copiers” (subscription required), Xerox is pushing consulting services that show clients how they can save money by eliminating unnecessary machines and cutting down on paper use. From the article:
A few years ago, I did a couple of projects under the table for a local company. They paid me in cash, with a quiet understanding that they didn’t plan to issue me a 1099 and I didn’t plan on declaring that income.
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I’ve been exercising regularly for a few years, with tremendous improvements in my health, and whenever someone asks me how they should start out in exercise, I tell them to just get moving!
February went by like a whirlwind. Kate and I are both staying busy with the edits on the Art of Manliness book due out this fall. And despite being in my last semester of law school, I’m busier than ever.
As I’ve studied happiness over the past few years, I’ve learned many things that surprised me. Each day for the next two weeks, I’m going to debunk one “happiness myth” that I believed before I started my happiness project.
Myth #1: People find happy people annoying and stupid.
By Linsey KnerlI hadn’t been out shopping at a furniture mega-store in over 6 months. I just didn’t have the money to buy anything, and to be honest, I was way too busy to shop. Last night, however, I strolled through the furniture showroom with my jaw unhinged and my heart thumping: “Look at all this good-looking stuff!”
Lauren writes to me, lamenting her difficulties with an emergency fund:
I want to have an emergency fund, but every time I think about the amount of money I would have to save, I talk myself out of starting. Instead, I find something else to spend the money on and then something happens and I regret not having that fund.