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.
Track Your Actionable Net Worth Instead
Instead of tracking your complete net worth every month, try only tracking what you can affect directly--your "actionable" net worth, for a more complete short-term picture.
How to Manage Money When You’re Overwhelmed
Life is about phases--sometimes we're free to do many things, but many times we're overwhelmed. How can we keep our finances headed in the right direction when we're underwater?
3 Ways to Tame a Yo-Yo Power Bill
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.