Weekend Spending

While Mr. Saver was busy watching his self-induced Saw-athon (all six movies), I decided to skedaddle on down to the mall with my BFF. Why? Because after nearly four months of mourning my lost diamond hoop earring, I was finally giving in and getting a new one. I had bought what I thought would be […]

Fix-It Friday: New Toilet Seat

I’m hoping to make Fix-It Friday a semi-regular feature, being that I’m involved in a lot of do-it-yourself projects around our house. Actually, I’m involved in them all, and I love it. Except when things break.

Like our toilet seat, which cracked under the pressure sometime over the weekend. I noticed it on Sunday afternoon, and […]

Guest Post on Good. Food. Stories.

I had the pleasure of doing a guest post over at Good. Food. Stories. If you love food, you’ll love this website!

Take a gander at my post about my favorite jambalaya recipe, just in time for the New Orleans Saints/Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl showdown. If you’re a Saints fan, this is the perfect dish to […]

Things You Should Never Pay For

We spend so much money on things we need, and probably just as much on things we can do without. To paraphrase an axiom that means something completely different to most people, “Why pay for the cow when you can get the milk for free?”

Everyone likes freebies. It’s okay to admit it. You, over there […]

Money Crashers’ 2010 New Year Giveaway Bash

Money Crashers’ giant 2010 giveaway bash is still underway through January 31 — and it’s now up to $9,100 in cash and prizes from finance companies and bloggers (including yours truly). That’s $3,150 in cash and $1,105 in gift cards, plus the entire line of Apple iPod MP3 players, 2 Amazon Kindles, many popular finance […]

Book Review: Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel

An entertaining read with “100 dirty little money-grubbing secrets” that will A) Get you thrown in jailĀ  B) Chased out of numerous establishments and/or C) Result in you being slapped by more than a few women, there are some frugal nuggets in Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel by Phil Villarreal, which is a quick read […]

Life Getting in the Way

I’ve been having some trouble finding time to post this week — please forgive me! I suppose it’s just life getting in the way. I’ve had a lot of non-blog-related things to do outside of work (some of which is socializing away from the computer and out in the ‘real world’) and picked up some […]

Being Organized Saves You Money

My desk at home is a complete mess. I have a stack of coupons for random things — pizza places, Bed Bath & Beyond (one of my weaknesses, so I rarely go there), the oil change place. I have little cardboard Coke Rewards codes from the many 12-packs of Coke Zero I go through each […]

Carnival of Money Stories: Springtime in Arizona Edition

Thanks to Funny About Money, which included my post Don’t Stress: Get Prepared for Tax Time in the latest edition of the Carnival of Money Stories.

Don’t forget to check out the other fine PF posts featured, too!

Protecting Privacy in the Information Age

My dad, like many folks, likes to fly under the radar. Outside of work, he doesn’t own a computer, has no personal e-mail, never had a cell phone in his life. So forget about seeing his profile on Linked In or Facebook. I remember doing a White Pages search for other people with our last […]

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