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…

Holiday Food Sales? Stock Your Pantry
Holiday Food Sales? Stock Your Pantry
on December 6, 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?

9 Uses for Burnt Toast – Besides Just Eating It
9 Uses for Burnt Toast – Besides Just Eating It
on November 22, 2011

We also consider the bigger, philosophical question: Why would you even think about throwing out burnt toast in the first place?

How to Sleep Your Way to the Top – Literally
How to Sleep Your Way to the Top – Literally
on November 15, 2011

Can sleeping on the job really help you do better at your job? NASA says yes.

Can You Really Make Money Taking Online Surveys?
Can You Really Make Money Taking Online Surveys?
on November 8, 2011

The answer is yes. But the question really is: Does it make financial sense? That depends on your time and your tolerance.

Why You Should Try ‘Goal-Oriented’ Grocery Shopping
Why You Should Try ‘Goal-Oriented’ Grocery Shopping
on November 1, 2011

Can the way you write a grocery list really save you money? It sure can – if you add a bunch of items you can’t buy at the store.

Frugal Sniffles: How to Save Money When You’re Sick
Frugal Sniffles: How to Save Money When You’re Sick
on October 25, 2011

Getting the flu bug would really bug me if I also had to overpay for medicine and food. Here’s how I save cash even when I’m coughing up a lung.

The Pickup Truck Theory of Life Can Save You Thousands
The Pickup Truck Theory of Life Can Save You Thousands
on October 18, 2011

Why buy big-ticket items when you can borrow them? Here’s how to be a good, ethical borrower who will save thousands on all sorts of expenses.

14 Travel Essentials That Don’t Weigh Very Much
14 Travel Essentials That Don’t Weigh Very Much
on October 11, 2011

When I fly, I take more than a dozen items that don’t take up much room, but pack a mighty impact.

How to Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last a Year
How to Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last a Year
on October 4, 2011

What’s the secret to extending the life of paper towels? Not using them when you don’t have to.

How to Score Deals by Dumpster Wading – But Not Dumpster Diving
How to Score Deals by Dumpster Wading – But Not Dumpster Diving
on September 27, 2011

Dumpster diving is a dirty pursuit, but what if there were a clean and sanitary way to find valuables that others toss out?

How to Save Some Bread by Buying Day-Old Bread
How to Save Some Bread by Buying Day-Old Bread
on September 20, 2011

I’m proud to say I eat old bread, and prouder to say I save a lot that way. I call it “calypso bread.”

The Pros and Cons of the Potluck Dinner
The Pros and Cons of the Potluck Dinner
on September 13, 2011

Potlucks are a wonderful way for everyone to eat more for less. But it’s not necessarily healthy, and you have to guard against looking cheap.

How to Find Free, Sticky Money
How to Find Free, Sticky Money
on August 30, 2011

You know those coin-counting change machines in your local supermarket? I make money from them.

10 Ways to Have Insanely Cheap End-of-Summer Fun
10 Ways to Have Insanely Cheap End-of-Summer Fun
on August 23, 2011

Summer’s almost over, but you can savor the rest of the season for only a few bucks.

How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?
on August 16, 2011

Is it smart or gross to save money by washing your clothes less often? Or is it both?

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