Buying too many clothes can seriously ding the family budget. The average family of four spends around $1,600 a year on clothing. That is a sobering statistic when you contrast how much men spend on clothing annually. As the head of the household or … [Read more...] about Need vs. Want: How Many Clothes Do You Really Need?
Rounding out the "Keep Warm" topics of the Ways to Save Money Series (see Wear Socks or Slippers at Home), I'd like to inform you that there's a way to keep warmer and save money on heating costs with little or no additional monetary investment on … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #16: Bundle Up…at Home
A short time ago, I wrote a review of an eBook called â€œSave to Quitâ€œ. Along with the book, you get another eBook titled â€œ500 Ways to Save Moneyâ€ that gives general saving ideas as well as ideas across a number of categories. This article is … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #3: Buy Used
When my wife pulled out her wool coat this past fall, she noticed a few holes that were most likely from moths. I really despise the smell of mothballs, so I didn't really know what to do. Luckily I have a father-in-law (FIL) who is in the loop on … [Read more...] about Installing Cedar Planking to Prevent Moths
This past week, I decided to branch out into other carnivals (other than the big 3: Personal Finance, Frugality, and Debt Reduction). Since I had a tax-related article and another finance article that didn't make it into the other carnivals when it … [Read more...] about Best Articles from Tax Carnival #24 and Everything Finance #6
Just a few days ago, I told you how we dumped 132 items of clothing off with Goodwill. Commenter CPAMike asked how we came about our valuation of $707. I actually used a few sources, but mostly Goodwill's site (not sure which one now). He pointed out … [Read more...] about How to Value Clothing Donations