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Many people are busy planting their gardens now. Some are already reaping the benefits of early sowing of salad greens. Good for them! Can you guess the easiest, cheapest vegetable?  Here are some clues for you: It has lots of healthy antioxidants. It can be golden, green, or black. It's super simple to prepare. You […] Read More

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Just a quick note to let you know about a good book giveaway. Simon at The Becomer blog is giving away 8 books that are considered classics in the world of personal finance. If you bought them new it would cost $119. They would make nice gifts also. You will definitely find something of value […] Read More

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You know those delicious dark chocolate covered fruits? Chocolate covered dried cherries, chocolate covered blueberries, chocolate covered strawberries. They are chocolate love that costs quite a lot per ounce. You could make them by melting dark chocolate. That's definitely doable. Or you could take just a couple of minutes to create a delicious dessert with […] Read More

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We love brunch with all the many choices of yummy foods. We love the fresh fruit, the bacon, the juice, the pastries, the good coffee. Then there is the inevitable breakfast casserole. It can be good. Or not. There's no way of telling by looks. I take a small amount and hope for the best […] Read More

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This is a guest post from Anum Yoon. I think you'll like her suggestions on ways to make your daily commute actually benefit your finances. I love that these ideas work for students as well as for people going to jobs. Note that two of these ideas work only when you are not driving (a benefit […] Read More

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You Can Take Control of Your Money with a Just a Notebook and a Can! Read on for this simple way to get what you want with the least pain and how to get guilt-free splurge money! Watch Out for These Spending Traps Do you save so you can splurge? I have done that. It feels […] Read More

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Savers Tips #8-17:  Cut Your Hair Care Costs to Grow Your Savings!  I know, you say you will never cut costs on your hair. You need to look good. You need to look professional. You deserve it. Fine. But you still can cut your hair care costs. Have you added up all you spend on […] Read More

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So many times when writing a post, I think to myself, what can I write that will really help someone. Often I decide to write about how to save more money. But does saving more make a difference in real life? Do our savings actually help us reach our goals? How can we stay motivated […] Read More

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Get your taxes done for free? Maybe. Zero cost is pretty attractive. You can now file your federal and state income tax returns for free using TurboTax. TurboTax Offers Zero Cost Tax Returns You could always file your federal return for free via TurboTax  if it was a simple one. But for the first time […] Read More

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Amazon prices have been a mystery to me for a while. Why do the prices of the same item rise and fall? Supply and demand? What's going on? Enter the number crunchers. Boomerang is the go-to pricing adviser for Amazon, using sophisticated software to recommend prices. From an article at recode: Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran […] Read More

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