The piece of plastic had been stuck in the outlet on the side of our kitchen island for years. It only affected one of the plugins in the outlet, and we have an abundance of outlets in our kitchen, so fixing it just never was a priority, until I … [Read more...] about CleverDudes Are Self-Reliant: Changing An Electrical Outlet
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We were at Bed, Bath, and Beyond over the weekend to buy some pillows. They had some in stock that were similar to pillows we'd owned for several years and were in need of replacement. When we walked in the front door, however, my wife saw something … [Read more...] about Ways My Wife Saves Us Money: Bed, Bath And Beyond Patio Furniture Edition
The blinking light on our phone base signaled there was a message waiting in our voice mail system. The message was from Oriental Trader, stating their records indicated we made a large order about this time year, and if we were … [Read more...] about Ways My Wife Saves Us Money: Expired Coupon Edition
My son and I shared a fun experience over the weekend building a computer together. He had saved up money from his part-time job and wanted to upgrade his gaming rig. His primary motivation in building his own system was that he could pick the exact … [Read more...] about Which Is Cheaper: Buy a Computer or Build Your Own?
Millions of people battle with debt that they cannot control. Much of that debt is in the form of credit card debt. Fortunately, there are some easy way to battle the beast and keep yourself out of hot water. Always Pay Off The Balance Every … [Read more...] about Plastic Problems: Strategies for Paying Off Credit Card Debt
I found myself at a big box hardware store over the weekend, looking at materials to build a fire pit in my backyard. Others in the neighborhood have semi-permanent fire pits built with rocks, patio blocks, and even concrete. They look really cool, … [Read more...] about A Lesson In Value: Loving the Idea More Than The Reality