Category Archives: The Challenge

Life Experiences are the currency of the New Rich*

Spending our time, energy, effort, and money on Life Experiences has led to a number of family adventures, side-splitting laughter, and memories that could never be replaced by material goods. This summer has taken us on a road-trip to California, … Continue reading

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Busy Summer

Who knew my summer was going to fill up so fast? I’m not complaining. We have had more family adventures this year than we’ve had in years. We’ve spent more time together this summer, and I can honestly say I’ve … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping = Cooking

As is the case with most of my great ideas, I rushed in with reckless abandon–failing to think the whole concept through from beginning to end. So, while the idea of saving hundreds of dollars per month on my grocery … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Couponing

Well, like I said the other day, I thought I’d give this “Extreme Couponing” thing a try in an attempt to minimize my monthly budget. So, I spent the better part of the week educating myself on couponing websites, writing to … Continue reading

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And so it begins …

I think I could have probably chosen a better time to start this couponing project. Like any one of the grey, drizzly weekends for the past 11.5 months. A cold, blustery day in fall or winter when nobody has any plans. … Continue reading

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Minimizing my Monthly Budget

There’s been a lot of buzz in the media lately about “extreme couponing,” and all of these shoppers who are walking out of the store with baskets full of groceries and dry goods with receipts a mile long totaling $0.00. … Continue reading

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The Sales Channel

Recently, I’ve been working with some friends that have some great products they’d like to take to market. As we’ve been brainstorming sales channels, I’ve delved deeper into the wholesale/distribution channel, and learned more than I ever wanted to know about … Continue reading

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