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 you [...]
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 ridged, brittle fingernails. [...]
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 offer [...]
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 doesn’t [...]
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 of [...]
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 lawn. [...]
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 and mobile and [...]
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 Smith
“Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life” by [...]
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 [...]