How to Save on Mother’s Day Gifts
How to Save on Mother’s Day Gifts
on April 24, 2012

Mother’s Day is still a few weeks away, but if you want a deal on a gift, now’s the time to act.

Dr. Demento and the Desecrated Turkey
Dr. Demento and the Desecrated Turkey
on April 17, 2012

There’s more than one way to cook a turkey. But it took me decades to figure it out.

Why I Buy Lottery Tickets
Why I Buy Lottery Tickets
on April 10, 2012

If I were buying stacks of tickets every day, I’d have a problem. But I’m not. This is an indulgence, a harmless pleasure. So get over it.

The ABCs of Cheap and Tasty Iced Tea
The ABCs of Cheap and Tasty Iced Tea
on April 3, 2012

Summer is right around the corner, and the perfect way to cool down is with iced tea. Here’s how to make the perfect pitcher.

Why a Massage Is Money Well Spent
Why a Massage Is Money Well Spent
on March 27, 2012

Even when I was in debt, I paid for a massage therapist. And it was well worth it.

Why I Don’t Want to Be in the 1 Percent
Why I Don’t Want to Be in the 1 Percent
on March 20, 2012

You can spend all your time trying to get rich. Or you can spend your money having a good time. But there’s a middle way that suits me best.

9 Ways I Saved Money Between Jobs
9 Ways I Saved Money Between Jobs
on March 13, 2012

Economizing doesn’t necessarily mean missing out on life. Here’s how I trimmed expenses without cutting into my lifestyle.

If Lady Gaga Were a Personal Finance Blogger…
If Lady Gaga Were a Personal Finance Blogger…
on March 7, 2012

Yes, you CAN learn something from Lady Gaga. And no, it’s not how to buy a wardrobe on the cheap.

8 Money Lessons I Learned Watching Opera
8 Money Lessons I Learned Watching Opera
on February 28, 2012

Never heard of the opera “Gotterdammerung”? That’s “Twilight of the Gods” in German, and it’s long and intricate – and really good at reminding you to save money.

How to Avoid “Stuff Creep”
How to Avoid “Stuff Creep”
on February 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.

14 Frugal Uses for an Income Tax Refund
14 Frugal Uses for an Income Tax Refund
on February 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.

Why Scavenging Isn’t Gross to Me
Why Scavenging Isn’t Gross to Me
on February 7, 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.

Where to Stash Some Cash Where Only You Can Find It
Where to Stash Some Cash Where Only You Can Find It
on January 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?

See a Penny? Leave It for Me
See a Penny? Leave It for Me
on January 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.

How to Choose What (and Whether) to Buy
How to Choose What (and Whether) to Buy
on January 17, 2012

When you do buy something, do you enjoy it? Feel guilty about? Doubt yourself? Just enjoy it, for heaven’s sake!

How to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards
How to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards
on January 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.

Strategic Pizza: When a Slice Is Worth the Price
Strategic Pizza: When a Slice Is Worth the Price
on January 3, 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?

Why I Don’t Feel Guilty Giving Gift Cards
Why I Don’t Feel Guilty Giving Gift Cards
on December 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.

We Wish You a Debt-Free Christmas – and a Prosperous New Year
We Wish You a Debt-Free Christmas – and a Prosperous New Year
on December 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?

8 Money-Saving Uses for a $1 Bandana
8 Money-Saving Uses for a $1 Bandana
on December 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…

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