Frequent readers of my blog will know that I am not exactly happy with the huge growth of government we’ve seen of late, so this post shouldn’t come as a big shock. This was inspired by listening to a recent episode of The Survival Podcast, a favorite podcast of mine that discusses various topics related to [...]
Many of us are looking for ways to cut unnecessary expenses, and one area that many of us should look at is cable TV. Not too long ago those of us who did not have cable TV service were looked at as freaks, however there are new entertainment alternatives that can be considered as a [...]
In this economy, many of us are looking to cut costs. As people become more reliant on cell phones, many are making the choice to abandon the landline altogether. But what about those of us who need the landline for home security systems or DSL? Well, there is an option that the phone companies don’t [...]
Earlier this year I received a review copy of The Frugal Duchess: How to Live Well and Save Money. The book is the first book by fellow personal finance blogger Sharon Harvey Rosenberg, who is probably best known in the blogosphere for her popular blog aptly named “The Frugal Duchess“. Sharon is also writes a [...]
As sentiments about the economy continue to degrade, there is a mighty battle brewing. No, I’m not talking about fights over trillion dollar “stimulus” packages, bailouts, or tax cuts. The dispute I’m speaking of is on the surface over much smaller amounts. I’m talking about the battle between coupon shoppers and uncooperative retail store employees.
All of the headlines recently about economic troubles have a lot of people asking what they should do now? While most of those questions seem to revolve around where to invest to guard against further losses, I think it is also worth considering what else you can do to prepare for a general economic depression.
Looking for a way to stretch your grocery dollar? Extra savings may be no further away than your friendly neighborhood ghetto! Although many people assume that all stores in a particular chain in a particular area have the same pricing and specials, close inspection will find that prices can vary from store to store. I [...]
No retailer seems to evoke more of a reaction from people than WalMart. Some people love WalMart, and some people just hate WalMart. This was pretty apparent in the comments to a recent posting over at Free Money Finance where FMF basically swore off of WalMart forever. FMF’s complaint was the issue of customer service, [...]
There is an interesting thread going over at FatWallet Finance discussing the “cheapest” things people do. Some are good frugal suggestions, some are just plain cheap, and others are just plain weird. Here are some of the ones I thought were most questionable:
Pooping at work to save on toilet paper. Taking extra condiments and [...]
Well, I cleared a little more room in my house last week by selling a bunch of crap on eBay. As much as I hate eBay, PayPal, and their virtual monopoly in the online auction space, I have to admit the results from this round were impressive. Here is the summary:
Receipts (net of Paypal [...]