Personality and Success (or Failure)

There’s a creepy guy in our office building at work who has been regularly freaking us out for a few years now. All we know is that he doesn’t work in our company. He has some strange habits, not the least of which is a staring problem. For example, if you’re walking up the stairs […]

Lazy Is as Lazy Does

There are so many things that are calling out to me to get done around the house, yet I’ve somehow slipped into lazy summer mode. All I want to do is sip some lemonade, get some sun (without melting from temps in the upper 90s the past two weeks) and relax.

A co-worker jokes that […]

The Pros and Cons of Online Savings Accounts

This post was written by PT, who blogs about things like savings accounts and the best cash-back credit cards on his blog, PT Money.

I’m a big fan of using online savings accounts to help you save for emergencies or any short-term needs you might have. On the surface, they appear to be just like […]

Finding Fulfillment in Life

Everyone finds their fulfillment in different ways. For ee musings at Musings of an Abstract Aucklander, it will be traveling. For me, it’s nesting, having a home and a family. Who’s to say that one is better than the other? It’s all about what makes each one of us happiest.

ee musings wonders about her […]

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Winner Announced

Rainy-Day Saver has teamed up with to give one lucky reader a $25 Visa Gift Card!

The lucky winner, chosen by Julia from, is

Daniel Packer of Sweating the Big Stuff

for the following money-saving tip:

My best money saving tip has to be to negotiate everything. There are always people who will […]

Weekend Link Love: Wedding Edition

Love is in the air! Lots of weddings going on lately — Mr. Saver and I are heading to yet another one today, his cousin is tying the knot in Central Jersey. So we’re going to splurge and stay overnight at a local hotel (and likely continue the celebration into the wee hours, knowing his […]

2010 Is a Good Year To Die — If You’re Rich

As a lifelong Yankees fan, I was saddened that we lost two members of the organization this week: longtime stadium announcer Bob Sheppard and Yankees majority owner George Steinbrenner.

Love him or hate him, Steinbrenner just wanted to win — at any cost. The Yankees have the highest payroll of any team, thanks to his […]

Get Better Auto Insurance, Better Service and Better Savings by Following These Steps

You may be thinking about switching your auto insurance to save some money. Considering the economy, that’s not a bad idea. Just be sure you get it right!

Car insurance rates can vary by hundreds of dollars from company to company. But choosing a plan based solely on price, not standard features and quality of […]

No Vacation With the ‘Rents This Year — and a Giveaway

The beautiful beach at Wildwood Crest, NJ

Have you ever mooched off your parents and tagged along on vacation with them? Mr. Saver and I have — for the past five summers, in fact. Ever year for three decades, Mr. Saver’s parents have rented an efficiency room in the lovely beach community of Wildwood […]

Weekend Link Love: Grass Edition

Our lawn (and many of our neighbors') looks even worse than this.

No, not THAT kind of grass. The kind that’s usually green and graces our front lawn. Except now, it’s brown and dead. Thank you, weeklong heat wave!

Northern New Jersey suffered through an incredible heat wave this past week, and it finally […]