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The Wise Dollars Mid March 2013 Favorite Posts

midmarch 2013

At the end of February I posted The Gems – My Favorite Posts of February 2013 which was fun, I enjoyed those posts and was glad I had an opportunity to share them with you. I was unsure on how I was going to go forward with sharing these posts but have decided to try doing them twice a month. ... Read More »

The Axeman Cometh – Dealing with the Loss of a Job

The Reaper - Job Loss

Monday started as a typical work day for me. It was a beautiful March day, warm, sunny and one of those days that you wish you could be home, working in the yard or just enjoying a nice break in the weather. I got my wish and was able to go home. The ax man wasn’t coming, he came. After lunch I ... Read More »

SRI – Socially Responsible Investing

SRI

Socially responsible investing, or “SRI”, is an investment strategy where the investor chooses where they invest based on their beliefs or in support of a cause. SRI is not a new concept; it’s been around for a while. Originally it has been used to target “sin” companies, Tobacco, Alcohol and Firearms being the primary targets of SRI. One interesting aspect of ... Read More »

Six Easy and Frugal Spring Garden Tips for a Better Garden

Spring Garden Tomatoes

Spring is almost here and if you like fresh garden vegetables, it won’t be long before you’re getting the soil ready for some seedlings or seeds. Making the right preparations for your spring garden is crucial to a successful garden. Turning the soil over and adding the right amendments can make the difference between a kitchen full of garden delights ... Read More »

A Coupon for the Man (or Lady) Cave

Tool Chest

Big home improvement retailers accept each other’s coupons . No big deal, right? But did you  know that they also accept smaller less known retailers coupons? Harbor Freight Tools is a small retailer that started their business as a mail order tool supplier. I believe most of their tools come from China. I have been doing business with them for some ... Read More »