The One Thing I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old-Self

We all wish we could turn back the clock, write a letter to our younger self, and share some critical piece of insight that would change the rest of our life forever. Next year, I'm going to turn 30. This seems like a big milestone, like I should have my life figured out by now … Continue reading The One Thing I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old-Self


11 Ways I Save Money

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

9 Shortcuts for Money Management in Record Time

Time. It's a universal constant and a universal complaint. We all get the same amount, and most of us treat it as a precious commodity. We also complain about how little of it we have. We read books and blog posts about how to get more time, which really means using the time we already … Continue reading 9 Shortcuts for Money Management in Record Time


9 Appliance Repair Tips for Renters

A few weeks ago, the refrigerator in our apartment went out, leaving us without a way to keep food fresh. This is the story of how we dealt with it.


6 Essential Money Habits for Success

In his recent webinar, Leo Babauta explains that the key to reaching your goals is creating consistent habits. What are the habits I would recommend for success with money?


Top 10 Tips for Saving Money on a New Baby

Now that my son is nearly 14 months, I take a look back at everything we've learned in the first year and share my Top 10 frugality tips for raising a baby.


2011 Tax-Time Tips: 3rd Edition

Tax time is always a fun time in our house--mostly because I try to get them done as fast as possible. Here are a few of my tips for 2010.