Some of us can experience crazy swings in our power bills from month to month due to weather or other factors. Here are three strategies that will help you cope with a power bill that looks more like the stock market chart.
Most people can do a fair job at hedging against lifestyle inflation when things like raises or bonuses come along. But what about the everyday little "upgrades" that creep up?
I share one of my most favorite songs and ask a couple of questions that relate to life and personal finance.
You want to save money by buying in bulk or pre-paying for services. But you need up-front cash to do that. In order to get cash, you have to start saving your money. What in the world are you supposed to do?
The commonly accepted thinking in the personal finance community is that you should leave your credit card at home when emergencies arise. In many cases, I beg to differ.
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.
Everyone has something they love--and it's rarely what someone else loves. Use this to your advantage when designing a business, and make sure you're funding your own love!
Kathy wrote in as a response to my recent post about smart phones and their expensive plans: “Just read your article this morning and completely agree. After fighting the temptation for ages, I caved and got a smart phone a few months ago. Yes, it’s fun to play games, check email, surf the web while … Continue reading You Are Rarely Stuck With Something
Many people are simply not that great with math. If you've ever thrown your hands up helplessly at the restaurant when trying to calculate a tip, this one's for you. There's a quick trick I use to calculate my tips that doesn't require pulling out the cell phone and finding my calculator app. Here's the … Continue reading The Quickest Way to Calculate a Restaurant Tip
Once in a while, you notice a value proposition so absurd, you wonder how people would be so foolish to hand over their money. Case in point: Our town paper is the local reporting monopoly. It's also deeply engrained in the habits of the local population, most of whom are elderly and like to "read" … Continue reading Ignorance Breeds Overspending