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.

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.

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