Kentin Waits

Raised by two extreme savers, I'm endlessly inspired by others who swim against the tide of easy credit and over-consumption. With my dog Scout by my side, I write articles on secondhand shopping, minimalism, and debt-free living. My work has been published on NYTimes.com, MotherJones.com, Kiplinger, and in US Airways Magazine. Reach me at [email protected].

Can a Saver and Spender Live Happily Ever After?
Can a Saver and Spender Live Happily Ever After?

on September 20, 2013

Whether you’re just dating, newly married, or have been together so long you have matching recliners, there’s always hope for the money-mismatched.

Tortoise vs. Hare: What Type of Saver Are You?
Tortoise vs. Hare: What Type of Saver Are You?

on August 27, 2013

Here are six types of savers we’ve identified over the years. Which category do you fit in?

Life and Debt: 5 Benefits of Living Debt-Free
Life and Debt: 5 Benefits of Living Debt-Free

on August 19, 2013

For those who’ve lived mired in high-interest debt for many years, the Zen-like state of living debt-free can take some getting used to.

Mortgage Insurance: Why You Have to Pay and When You Can Stop
Mortgage Insurance: Why You Have to Pay and When You Can Stop

on August 13, 2013

Welcome to the one insurance policy you can’t shop, don’t benefit from, but will have to pay for if you don’t have a big enough down payment.

Expense Creep: How to Avoid Getting Nickel-and-Dimed on the Essentials
Expense Creep: How to Avoid Getting Nickel-and-Dimed on the Essentials

on August 12, 2013

The cost of all kinds of products and services you use is creeping up in small amounts that likely fall beneath your budget radar. Here’s how to fight back.

When Is Travel Insurance Worth the Extra Cost?
When Is Travel Insurance Worth the Extra Cost?

on July 30, 2013

Does it make sense to insure your baggage, your health and the price of your nonrefundable tickets and other deposits made in advance of your trip? Here’s what you need to consider.

8 Ways to Save $25 Next Week
8 Ways to Save $25 Next Week

on July 26, 2013

You can easily save at least that much by following these simple tips.

7 Tips to Furnish Your Place on a Shoestring
7 Tips to Furnish Your Place on a Shoestring

on July 9, 2013

There’s beauty to be found in those thrift store, hand-me-down, and dented or scratched furnishings. Here’s how to find the best deals.

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