NOTICE: Before reading this post, I strongly suggest skipping over to read my article "How to Get Laptops and Plasma TVs for Free" first to understand some of the terminology I use and my method for getting "free" goodies. Recently, I was … [Read more...] about Free Laptop Nation: How Free Is It?
Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about creating a budget, and I even linked to my own sample spreadsheet. But budgeting is such an important personal finance basic that I'm going to write a whole new article about budgeting. Not all of us … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Financial Planning
This is part fourteen of the Ways to Save Money Series. Now that I work from home one day per week due to school, I can't just have the heat down to our normal daytime temperature or I would be very uncomfortable. But running the furnace at our … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #14: Block-Off Unused Rooms
Knowing Mighty Bargain Hunter's love of coins, I shouldn't have expected anything less for this week's Festival of Frugality than a history lesson on money. For instance, do you know under which president the U.S. Mint was formed? In which city? Or … [Read more...] about A Lesson on Money and Frugality: Festival of Frugality #113
This is part eleven of the Ways to Save Money Series. Growing up, many of us in the Gen-X and Y generations, and even the Baby Boomers, were taught that â€œthe world is yoursâ€ and â€œyou are different, unique, and valuableâ€. While I agree that … [Read more...] about Ways to Save #11: Learn to Say NO!
This is part ten of the Ways to Save Money Series. Some of the referrals I promote on this site are for various credit cards. I battled with the idea of promoting cards when I myself had so many problems with them. However, I was able to triumph … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #10: Don’t Carry a Credit Card Balance