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.

De-Cluttering Lessons After a 2,500-Mile Move
De-Cluttering Lessons After a 2,500-Mile Move
on October 18, 2012

It took relocating from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska, to understand the true meaning of simplifying.

How to Shop for Goal-Oriented Groceries
How to Shop for Goal-Oriented Groceries
on September 18, 2012

Want to make fewer impulsive purchases at the supermarket? The secret is in the shopping list.

Are Dimes the New Pennies?
Are Dimes the New Pennies?
on September 11, 2012

Every dollar matters, and so does every dime. Be aware of how you’re spending those dimes, and you’ll soon be saving serious cash.

How to Rack Up Mega-Savings on the Megabus
How to Rack Up Mega-Savings on the Megabus
on August 21, 2012

Can you really travel for $1? There has to be a catch, right? Not really…

Movie Tickets Too Expensive? Get Them Free
Movie Tickets Too Expensive? Get Them Free
on August 7, 2012

From drinking Coke to changing pharmacies, there are quite a few ways to avoid paying for pricey movie tickets – and to score free popcorn.

Dirt Cheap Fun That Keeps Your Kids Healthy
Dirt Cheap Fun That Keeps Your Kids Healthy
on July 31, 2012

When children are dirty and smelly, they may actually be healthy. Scientists have measured the benefits of playing in the dirt.

How an Egg Timer Can Build Your Nest Egg
How an Egg Timer Can Build Your Nest Egg
on July 24, 2012

They say time is money. Here’s how I save money by saving time.

Cash-back Shopping on Amazon? Yup
Cash-back Shopping on Amazon? Yup
on July 17, 2012

Shopping at Amazon just got better – because of two other websites.

Saving on Supper: Garbage In, Dinner Out
Saving on Supper: Garbage In, Dinner Out
on June 26, 2012

“Garbage soup” doesn’t sound appealing, but it’s actually tasty – and thrifty.

Don’t Hate the Payer, Hate the Game
Don’t Hate the Payer, Hate the Game
on June 19, 2012

If stores make printed promises, they ought to keep them. Consumers need to insist, politely, that stores honor their agreements.

When Is Food Too Old to Eat?
When Is Food Too Old to Eat?
on June 12, 2012

The expiration date on food isn’t an exact science. Want proof? I’ve eaten food that’s years past that date. And I’m still here.

How “A-Ha!” Moments Can Save You Money
How “A-Ha!” Moments Can Save You Money
on June 5, 2012

Some of us learn financial lessons slowly over time. Others discover them all at once. I call them “a-ha!” moments.

It’s Not Too Early to Save on Christmas Presents
on May 29, 2012

What? There are seven months to holiday season! Yes, but it’s not too early to think about scoring some deals.

Think You’re Broke? You Probably Aren’t
Think You’re Broke? You Probably Aren’t
on May 22, 2012

If you have $1 in your house and need to walk a mile to the bank to cash a check – while you’re on an oxygen tank – then you’re really broke. Otherwise, shut up.

Why You Need Two Credit Cards When You Travel
Why You Need Two Credit Cards When You Travel
on May 8, 2012

If you travel, even just a weekend away, make sure you have more than one way to pay your way. Here’s an example of why that’s important.

Happy Graduation! Here’s a Toilet Brush
Happy Graduation! Here’s a Toilet Brush
on May 3, 2012

New college grads need practical advice and practical gifts. They may not be sexy, but they’re necessary. Here’s a list.

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