Posts by Donna Freedman
Feb 21, 2012 - Is it getting stuffy in here? If you have an urge to purge, here's how I got rid of a lot of stuff I really didn't need.
Feb 14, 2012 - Getting a tax refund this year? Invest it in something, or several somethings, that will benefit you for the rest of the year. Or even for the rest of your life.
Feb 07, 2012 - Some folks think it's gross to pick up lost or "free" items off the street. I think it's good for the environment and even better for my bottom line.
Jan 31, 2012 - Stashing money under a mattress is so cliche – but sometimes cliches have a kernel of good advice. You should keep a cache of cash around the house. But where?
Jan 24, 2012 - Ever heard the term "found money"? No one finds it quite like I do. Ever heard the term "dirty money"? To me, there's no such thing.
Jan 17, 2012 - When you do buy something, do you enjoy it? Feel guilty about? Doubt yourself? Just enjoy it, for heaven's sake!
Jan 10, 2012 - Gift cards can make great gifts, but they're also the best bad gift you can get someone – because they're easy to convert into cold, hard cash.
Jan 03, 2012 - Saving money often means spending time. And sometimes the trade-off isn't worth the trouble. I think this is one of those times for me. Is it for you?
Dec 27, 2011 - Is a gift card really a holiday gift? Or is it a cop-out? It depends less on the card and more on your intentions.
Dec 20, 2011 - Here's a test: Three months from now, will you even remember what holiday presents you received? Will you remember how much you spent?
Dec 13, 2011 - A simple $1 bandana has saved me hundreds of dollars and hours of time. There's only one thing I don't use it for, because it's kinda gross...
Dec 06, 2011 - If you stock up on food for the holidays so you can feed family and friends, why not do that year-round for yourself?
Nov 29, 2011 - Yup, I pick up sticky soda bottles off the street. And I turn them into holiday stocking stuffers – for free.
Nov 22, 2011 - We also consider the bigger, philosophical question: Why would you even think about throwing out burnt toast in the first place?
Nov 15, 2011 - Can sleeping on the job really help you do better at your job? NASA says yes.