Saturday Link Love: Another Nor’easter Edition

We’re still digging out here in Northern New Jersey, after getting about 15 inches of snow. Today is Day 3 of the snowstorm, which apparently will linger throughout the weekend, dropping a few more inches of accumulation on our already weary heads. We had a casualty of the storm — the side door awning […]

Fix-It Friday: To-Do List Edition

Fix-It Friday is an occasional series that details the projects I’ve done around the house. Check out some past posts here and here.

Right now, the Northeast is again the grip of a snowstorm of epic proportions. We’re going on 24 hours of a 48-hour storm, and I can’t even see the street from the […]

Ever Feel Like You Can’t Get Ahead?

Have you ever felt like you’re treading water — taking one step forward, only to fall two steps back? That’s how I feel this week. I have yet to balance my checkbook, have a load of laundry I tossed in the washer earlier today that I’ve just now remembered has to go in the dryer […]

Do You Have to Give Up Convenience in Order to Save Money?

Making the initial decision to start saving money can be scary. After all, in order to save, you have to cut back on spending. It’s fairly easy to not go on vacation or buy that 73″ TV (I didn’t even know they made them that big until I saw one in the Best Buy […]

Fix-It Friday: Cat Door

I’ve had my oldest cat, Krashy, for almost 12 years now. In all that time, the cat litter box has always been somewhere fairly conspicuous — bathroom, bedroom, closet with the door cracked open, even in the dining room (away from the table, of course). So I’ve always wanted to be able to put the stinky box in […]

New Laptop: Paid for in Cash, Of Course

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I did go out to Best Buy to purchase a new computer — a laptop, since my old 2003 Compaq Presario desktop had gotten so slow that it was killing my productivity (researching and writing for a freelance gig was taking FOREVER).

So I braved the mini snowstorm we were […]

Laptop D-Day: Goodbye, Circa-2003 Compaq — Hello, ???

Well, I’ve decided that today is the day I get a new computer. I’m tired of whining and dealing with this slow-as-a-turtle hunk of junk. Although I will admit, it did last me 6 1/2 years.

This desktop computer I’ve been typing away on throughout my Rainy-Day Saver blogging days (and years prior) is a […]

Credit Card Interest Rate Increases: Excellent Credit Be Damned

So what good is an excellent credit score nowadays? It’s gotten harder and harder to get a mortgage, nevermind at a good rate, and those who minimally use their credit cards are having them canceled left and right. I should know — as I’ve mentioned in the past, I had Chase outright cancel my card […]

Saturday Link Love: Love & Taxes Edition

It’s Saturday again, the day before Valentine’s Day. Just like last year, Mr. Saver and I are off to a delicious sushi dinner, to be followed by The Petite Cafe‘s delicious stuffed cupcakes for dessert. Tomorrow will be a day spent at home watching the Olympics and catching up on boring chores like laundry and […]

Things I’d Like to See Invented

Mr. Saver and were snowed in all of Wednesday, thanks to the Nor’easter that pummeled the lovely state of New Jersey (and a swath of the Northeast from Washington, D.C. to Boston). It’s brought us a pretty good amount of snow — over 12 inches — which I think is the worst since the […]