We've had our share of fun with various TV providers over the years, and for the most part we've been satisfied, paying clients with adequate service. Comcast holds a near-monopoly in our area in terms of cable service, so that's what we've had in various homes over the last 8 years. I've had my run-ins … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Cancelled My TV Service
It’s all part of the greater American Dream: the kids in swimsuits running around the driveway, the green garden hose, the car soap, lots of splashing and general merriness happening. Never mind this romantic notion and the fact that it was replaced with motorized car washes in our busy lifestyles. Is washing my own car … Continue reading Why I Still Wash My Own Car
If there’s anything positive to say about the recent recession, it’s that many of us have learned how to live on a limited budget in some way. I regularly write about ways to save money or this thing or that, but what are some of the things that I actually practice? Here are some of … Continue reading 11 Ways I Save Money
When it comes to listing personal vices that cost me money, there are only a few, but eating lunch out on weekdays is probably first on that list. The financial analysis of comparing the cost of lunch out versus lunch brought from home is a staple on many personal finance blogs, with a nearly unanimous … Continue reading Building the Lunch-at-Work Habit
Happy Thursday! This is a guest post from Andrea Woroch. Andrea is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who guides consumers on ways to live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. She has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC's Today, MSNBC, the New York Times and Kiplinger Personal Finance. For more daily tips, … Continue reading 11 Tips for Stretching Your Wardrobe and Saving on Clothes
One of the biggest obstacles to success with money is waste—of any kind. One of the largest problem areas in many people’s budgets is buying food. Do the two intersect in your life like they do in ours?
ThredUp is an online clothing swap service that leverages the power of the Internet to bring parents together, eBay style, and provide a forum for exchanging unused clothing. Brilliant!
I recently filled my grocery cart with 95% sale items. Do you think we can hit 100%? Are you willing to try it with me? Join the Grocery Challenge.
You don't want to make your own detergent, but you still want to save some dough when it comes to laundry. Well, this post is just for you.
Cell phone bills, or any kind of subscription with options, is very much like being placed in water and slowly having the heat cranked up. Just 10 short years ago (it seems like forever), my cell phone bills were around $40. Somewhere along the line, "smart" phones, "web" phones, phone games, phone ringers, phone insurance, … Continue reading Like Frogs in Boiling Water