Does Frugality Have to Hurt?
Does Frugality Have to Hurt?

on May 20, 2013

Being frugal doesn’t have to involve punishing yourself. There are easy ways to stretch your dollars when you’re making planned purchases.

Beware These False Economies
Beware These False Economies

on May 13, 2013

Not washing your clothes was one person’s “crazy” method of saving money. Some of the other suggestions are equally counterproductive and not cost-effective in the long run.

When to Teach Kids About Credit Card Debt?
When to Teach Kids About Credit Card Debt?

on May 6, 2013

Waiting until they have their first card in hand is way too late.

The $10 Wake-up Call
The $10 Wake-up Call

on April 29, 2013

Think you have it bad? You’re probably not going door to door asking to do yard work because you’ve lost your job.

Buy Once, Cry Once
Buy Once, Cry Once

on April 22, 2013

Some things, like tools, are worth spending more money on. Just make sure you take proper care of them.

Let’s Talk About Dying
Let’s Talk About Dying

on April 16, 2013

Your family will have a hard enough time dealing with grief. Don’t make them hunt for your will or try to guess the name of your lawyer.

Order Up at Cafe Awesome
Order Up at Cafe Awesome

on April 9, 2013

What’s better than taking the kids to a restaurant? Turning your home into one and putting them to work in it.

Got the Wedding Bill Blues?
Got the Wedding Bill Blues?

on April 4, 2013

The average wedding is now more than $28,000. The average American now earns about $40,000 in a year. Are we crazy?

6 Ways Spring Cleaning Can Save Money
6 Ways Spring Cleaning Can Save Money

on March 27, 2013

If a sparkling house isn’t motive enough to get you off the couch, maybe a little extra cash will help.

10 Personal Finance Lessons From the Iditarod
10 Personal Finance Lessons From the Iditarod

on March 19, 2013

I look for personal finance lessons wherever I can find them, and the Iditarod is no exception. Here are 10 dogteam-fueled ways to look at your money differently.

10 Uses for All Those Chopsticks
10 Uses for All Those Chopsticks

on March 19, 2013

They’re responsible for the death of millions of trees, and they’re taking over your silverware drawer. Here are some clever ways to use your leftover chopsticks.

5 Financial Lessons From ‘Parsifal’
5 Financial Lessons From ‘Parsifal’

on March 11, 2013

What can you learn about personal finance from a five-hour opera? As it turns out, plenty.

Had a Lousy Retail Experience? Complain About It!
Had a Lousy Retail Experience? Complain About It!

on March 5, 2013

It’s easy to feel a bit sheepish when it comes to complaining. But not only is it the right thing for you, it helps the company you’re complaining about. Here’s how to do it right.

7 Ways to Spend Little or Nothing on Valentine’s Day
7 Ways to Spend Little or Nothing on Valentine’s Day

on February 11, 2013

Here are seven ways to create maximum impact with minimal expense.

Busting Cheap Airfare Myths
Busting Cheap Airfare Myths

on February 4, 2013

Think you know the best time to buy a ticket? Think again.

Some Things Are Worth the Cost
Some Things Are Worth the Cost

on January 16, 2013

In some situations, it might be better to pay up and forgo frugality.

A New Way to Do the Holidays
A New Way to Do the Holidays

on January 3, 2013

When a little kid has to be nagged into opening presents, or is so Santawhelmed he’s ready to cry, that’s a clear indication that we’re overdoing it. Here’s an alternate plan.

5 Ways to Avoid Buying Trashcan Liners
5 Ways to Avoid Buying Trashcan Liners

on December 13, 2012

Here are some easy ways to get by without ever having to buy trash bags.

13 Ways to Prepare for Lower Income
13 Ways to Prepare for Lower Income

on December 3, 2012

If you’re anticipating an expected loss of funds – from a salary reduction to child support – read on for tips on how to spend less.

How Saving for Retirement Is Like Marathon Training
How Saving for Retirement Is Like Marathon Training

on November 14, 2012

They’re both long-term commitments and can be painful. But the rewards are totally worth it.

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