Why Coupons Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Don’t get me wrong, coupons save you money. I routinely save 10% off my order with manufacturer coupons alone, clipped from the newspaper each week or printed out from websites. And it’s especially great if your store doubles or triples them, for extra savings.

Some people can do amazing things with couponing, like getting $100 worth […]

Bummed Out by Tacori Earrings

Yes, they are Tacori — but Tacori for QVC.

A few weeks ago, I explained how I lost my darned diamond hoop earring during Phase One of Operation Knotty Pine. Well, I decided that instead of gold-and-diamond earrings, I’d go with silver and cubic zirconia or something similar. Found a really cute pair of Tacori “huggie” […]

Making Passive Income Work For You

How great would it be to have a revenue stream (or three) that provides you with income without you really trying? That’s passive income.

There’s nothing wrong with having more money in your pocket, right? Of course not! Especially if that extra cash helps knock out your debt, pay your rent or mortgage, or fund your […]

Wedding Expenses

While Mr. Saver and I got married back in April, we’re in another wedding coming up this weekend. We’re super-excited and have been looking forward to the festivities. But it does seem a good time to point out the expenses involved in being in weddings — dresses, tuxedos, events, gifts, hairdos, nails.

If you haven’t been […]

Skinned knees and homeowners insurance

In another glaring instance of my lack of balance and grace, I fell UP the front steps of a friend’s house over the weekend. It was all of two steps, and somehow my sneaker-clad feet tripped up on the first step, causing me to fall forward and land on my left knee. Both heels of […]

New Look for Rainy-Day Saver

It’s been a long time coming, but a blog post over at Jessie’s Money finally got me to move on it. I had altered the look of Rainy-Day Saver earlier this year, trading the hard-to-read colorblock background for white, but I wasn’t really satisfied. So I’ve found a nice, clean template theme to make it […]

My Metro Area Is In "Recovery" — How About Yours?

I came across an interesting chart yesterday that claims the “recession has ended” in 79 metro areas across the United States. Msnbc.com and MoodysEconomy.com broke down the information into an interactive map that shows the states that are in expansion, recovery, at-risk and in recession — although as far as my half-blind eyes can see, […]

$8,000 First-Time Homebuyers Credit May Be Extended

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Senate may “extend and expand” the first-time homebuyers tax credit that’s set to expire December 1, which was part of the original stimulus package back in May. Buyers who haven’t owned a home in the past three years are considered first-timer homebuyers, and make less than $75,000 […]

Capital One Raising Credit Card Spending Limits?

At least they are, for me. I’ve had a Capital One credit card since 2003, and the credit limit has always been the same: $5,000. Yesterday, lo and behold, I got a letter from the company essentially telling me, “Hey, we doubled your limit to $10,000! Go spend!”

I find it extremely odd, given just a […]

The Big Chill Has Begun

There’s a chill in the air here in the Northeast, and overnight temperatures in the 30s and 40s have necessitated the use of the furnace already. Normally, I try to wait as long as I can before turning the sucker on every winter, but I just get too cold, and now that I’m a homeowner, […]

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