Monthly Archives: May 2014

book review – Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture

Journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell examines how Americans seek out low prices and the result of the pursuit of ever-cheaper goods. Not a new concept, the idea of discounting goes back to the 19th century. Although the ethos of frugality prevailed, … Continue reading

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Small Business Week

Photo by Stuart Miles Think of all the companies you do business with on a regular basis. When you shop at independent stores and eat at local restaurants, you keep money in your community. You also save time when you … Continue reading

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book review – Nothing’s Too Small to Make a Difference

The authors, Wanda Urbanksa and Frank Levering, are champions of the simplicity movement and, while the book is 10 years old and some of the information is outdated, if you can look past the granola-crunchiness of the tone, you may … Continue reading

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