Weekend Link Love: Memorial Day Edition

It’s Memorial Day once again. I hope most of you have the day off and can take a few minutes to reflect on those who served our country in both peacetime and war, and give them your thanks. As usual, I will be working today (Holidays? What are those?), but I wanted to leave […]

The Importance of Health Insurance

Yes, this is actually my forearm.

Thank heavens we have great health insurance from Mr. Saver’s employer, because we’ve really been putting it to great use.

I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which manifests itself with symptoms of fatigue, cold intolerance, hair falling out, dry skin, modest weight gain, decreased concentration and […]

Capital One’s Phantom Interest Rate Increase

For months, I’ve waited to see if Capital One was going to make good on its promise to raise my interest rates. Last year, I wrote about possibly getting a rate increase from 10.9% to 17.9% by February or March of this year. That threat hasn’t become reality…. yet.

Yesterday, I got a balance transfer […]

Social Events Can Deplete Your Funds

Just one of the many social events this summer.

Weddings, we’ve got weddings — and engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers. The list goes on and on. ‘Tis the season, though. We’ve been very busy the past few weekends (well, *I* have with the showers, since Mr. Saver didn’t have to attend). Even Money […]

Fix It Friday: Replace Your Car’s Air Filter

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.

I’ve been working on a number of freelance writing gigs lately, which makes me happy — especially when the checks start rolling into my mailbox (and into our savings account). But that […]

Clutter Is My Friend

My office isn't *quite* this bad.

In the past few weeks, household chores have taken a backseat to real life. While I’ve been doing the usual cleaning, vacuuming and dusting duties, the straightening up portion of the exercise has been all but forgotten. And as I look around our home, I see a lot […]

Landscaping Service: I Still Refuse to Pay for It

Our lawn is much more filled in than this now, but still patchy. At the right are weeds that had come back.

After a year of home ownership, our lawn is still looking anemic. Well, I’d rather that than the way I found it when we moved in, with 2-foot-tall weeds covering the front […]

Apple to Consumers: Cash Is Not King

Flexo of Consumerism Commentary retweeted a story from a local ABC affiliate website that made my jaw hit the floor.

In order to purchase an Apple iPad, you CANNOT pay in cash.

Are you kidding me?

A disabled woman in Palo Alto, Calif., had saved up her money to buy an iPad, which is small […]

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered Rainy-Day Saver’s 2-Year Anniversary Giveaway! Here are the 8 lucky winners:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

— Lauren of Just Add Lauren

$10 Whole Foods gift card

— Daniel of Sweating the Big Stuff

“Your Nest Egg Game Plan” by Phil Fragasso & Craig L. Israelsen

— Alana […]

Weekend Link Love: Yakezie Edition

Hi, everyone — it’s been another busy few days in the Rainy-Day Saver household, but I’d like to share some great reads from the past week. This time, I’m highlighting posts by members of the Yakezie Challenge group, a loose collective of personal finance blogs that are striving to produce great content and support each […]