Investing for Baby

One of the bazillion (yes, I made that up) things I’ve been thinking about is what financial steps we should be taking to prepare for our baby. We’ve already made the obvious choice of spending less and saving more now while I’m pregnant, but we were pretty good savers before, too. But I know there […]

Prepare for a Natural Disaster

This week, residents up and down the East Coast (including myself) are worrying about whether we’ll be impacted by Hurricane Earl, which right now is a Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds. Different meteorological models have the storm swerving all over the Atlantic Ocean, but all agree it will come close enough to the […]

Car Warranties & Roadside Assistance: Yea or Nay?

This week, I was the unhappy driver of a car that died in the middle of a busy four-lane avenue. After 20-plus miles on the highway, I’d gotten off my exit on the way to work and was motoring along a city street when suddenly the car didn’t want to “go” anymore. Even though my […]

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 […]