By a Clever Female Friend The following article is a guest post by my best friend's wife, who wishes to remain anonymous. You know my friend Shawn from his various guest articles on this site. I have always heard that there are a few things … [Read more...] about Lunch is on Me
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In the last 31 days, people have found my site using 9,424 different search terms. 7,000 of them are variations of "how do I get rid of this rash?", but the other 2,424 are some very poignant and/or odd questions that I would like to take the time to … [Read more...] about Q&A with Clever Dude #1
Recently I've been writing a lot about frugality. I've been posting frugal tips like turning off your water and even showing you how to mass-produce PB&J sandwiches. But while it's easy to tell people to turn down the heat or wear a hat in the … [Read more...] about How are we not frugal [Personal Account]
Growing up, I liked to take long showers. I would just stand there in the hot water, oblivious to the mounting gas bill, wishing I could just go back to bed. I mean, who doesn't like to be enveloped in warmth, and who likes standing in that cold air … [Read more...] about Turn off the water!
A week ago, I responded to a Freecycle ad that was giving away a 37" Sony Trinitron XBR TV. It needed a new circuit board, which should only cost a couple hundred dollars to replace. Since I'm constantly wanting a bigger TV, I saw this as a good … [Read more...] about When free stuff is a bit too much
We have two water heaters at home. The last owners decided that when they built on another bathroom, they wanted dedicated hot water for that new shower. It's not an efficient plan as now we have two tanks of water to heat, if we so choose. Well, … [Read more...] about Are you “paying for peace” at home?