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Buying Bras Without Breaking The Bank

April 27, 2010

Yesterday, over 80,000 of us were flaunting our cleavage for Boobquake. I’m guessing that more than a few of us wish our cleavage was a little easier to flaunt. Having and nursing babies doesn’t do much for the shape or firmness of our breasts. A great bra can totally pick up the, um, slack. Maybe [...]

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Your Money Book Giveaway and Top Money Hacks

April 26, 2010

Congrats to Soundhunter, the winning commenter in my Your Money: The Missing Manual book giveaway. Send me an e-mail at sierra@childwild.com with your snail mail address and I’ll send you a book. Here are some of the great money hacks readers shared: Automate your savings (one reader suggests using Smartypig.com for this; they do offer [...]

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Book Giveaway/Review: Your Money, The Missing Manual

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Welcome to my long-awaited (at least by me) review of Your Money: The Missing Manual . It’s taken me weeks to review this book because it is so damn good. Obviously, I’m a fan of J.D. Roth’s approach to managing money. I was a loyal reader of his blog, Get Rich Slowly, for years before [...]

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Heading South For the Winter

March 24, 2010

The Southern winter, that is. Martin just bought the plane tickets for our family to spend the entire month of July in Argentina with his family. He grew up there, and was the only one to leave. His parents and three siblings all live within a few miles of each other in Buenos Aires, with [...]

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“Unautomate Your Finances”

March 9, 2010
Unautomate Your Finances

Adam Baker, one of my fellow writers at Get Rich Slowly has a new personal finance guide out as of today, for sale on his website, Man Vs. Debt. With a title like “Unautomate Your Finances,” Adam’s approach would seem to be the opposite of my new banking scheme, where I used my automated banking [...]

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My Week in Writing: the links

February 27, 2010

I’m home, and back in the saddle with work. Once again, the most exciting thing in my week was the posts and conversations right here on ChildWild. I love the discussions going on in the comments these days. Keep it up, please! Here’s what I’ve been up to elsewhere. The juiciest and most controversial thing [...]

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Keeping a Journal

February 10, 2010

Yesterday I wrote about several steps to making a life change stick. Then in the shower this morning, I thought, “Oh! I need to write more about journaling vs. simple record-keeping.” And sure enough, the first comment on yesterday’s post was from the always thoughtful Rebecca Weger, saying, “The most important piece for me is [...]

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How to Change Your Life

February 8, 2010

I have a post up on Get Rich Slowly today about getting the ball rolling with financial management, where I talk about “cross-training” skills from one area of your life to another. Here, I want to just quickly lay out a recipe I use for making meaningful personal change in any area. You may recall, [...]

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Well, hello there 2010

January 1, 2010

A lot of people have written extensively about how happy they are to bid good-bye to 2009. For me, it’s been a pretty good year. I’m not sorry to see it go, but only because I’m looking forward to carrying all that joy with me into 2010. 2009 was a year that saw the continuation [...]

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