OBI 100 Internet Phone Review – How to Save $400 a Year

November 1, 2012

Several weeks ago I was at my mom’s place, and realized she still had a land-line that was costing her almost $400 a year. Personally I’ve never had a land-line. A Skype connection or my cell phone has been enough to meet all my voice communication needs. However for most people who grew up before […]

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40 Day Blogging Fast

September 28, 2012

That’s how long it’s been since our last post here on Live Well Simply. It was somewhat unintentional. Blogging took a back seat to travel, work and moving. During the last 40 days, the blog’s Alexa Rank took a dive to 700k and ad earnings were equally low with Amazon pulling in a mere $1.20 […]

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My AT&T Adventure – How I Made $170/hr

August 17, 2012

I’ve used AT&T’s mobile phone service since 2009 on a 5 phone family plan. Their coverage area is great (for the most part, unless you live in rural North Carolina or Montana) and the per phone price for 700 shared minutes and unlimited mobile to mobile calling is hard to beat. However, you’ve got to […]

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How to Avoid Street Cleaning Fines if You Live in the City

August 15, 2012

I live in the city. Every other week, a little white car travels down my street followed by a street cleaning truck. The ‘officer’ in the little white car gets to write out a $20 ticket for every vehicle parked in the street cleaner’s way (yes, there are signs, but humans forget). After paying one […]

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Free Museum Admission – At a Museum Near You!

August 14, 2012

The Smithsonian Magazine is opening the doors of participating museums across the US for their annual Free Admission Museum Day on September 29th, 2012. Each ticket is good for one person plus a guest. All you need to do is fill out their ticket application form, and they’ll email you the ticket to print out. […]

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On a Budget? Four Cheap Vacations to Take this Summer

August 14, 2012

Whenever the warm summer season rolls around, I always notice people’s dispositions changing. All of the sudden, their stresses leave them and a sense of excitement and adventure swoops in to replace their once-negative emotions. Many people look forward to the end of the cold fall and winter months so they can finally experience their […]

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Building Credit without Credit Cards

August 10, 2012

When I was in college, my parents warned me about credit cards. They told me to either stay away from them altogether, or to proceed with extreme caution. At the same time, they did say—as I’m sure you’ve been told before—that eventually using a credit card responsibly can help to build good credit, a necessary […]

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Top Frugal and Simple Living Blogs of 2012

August 8, 2012

Simple living blogs and personal finance blogs first started popping up online around 2006. Or, maybe that is just when I first started discovering them. Regardless, over the last few years this niche area of blogging has become extremely popular with literally thousands of blogs starting and just as quickly fizzling out after a few […]

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Google High Speed Internet – Free Internet Service Courtesy of Google

August 2, 2012

Google, known mainly for its search engine and excellent email service has decided to go after the lucrative home entertainment and communications market by rolling out a High Speed Internet Service called, ‘Google Fiber’. At this point, the service is only available in, of all places, Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. But, who […]

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July 2012 Online Earnings Report

August 1, 2012

It’s no secret that blogging and niche websites are an excellent way to generate extra cash. We’ve decided to publish a monthly report listing the amounts we make from our online money making efforts. If this value ever tops $1,000 a month, we’ll probably take it underground. But for now, it’s ‘public information’ here on […]

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