Category Archives: money

June
8 - 2009
June
6 - 2009
June
5 - 2009
May
22 - 2009

Friday Wrap-Up: Furlough edition

Actually, I’m not furloughed today, but city employees are. That means that some of my friends and some of the services I frequent are closed for a four-day weekend to shave $1 million off our city budget. Enjoy the day off — and everyone else, enjoy the long weekend. Here are some great resources from around the Web this week:

May
21 - 2009
May
15 - 2009

Friday wrap-up: ALREADY? edition

This week has been a busy one, and I can’t believe it’s already Friday! We are looking ahead to a fun weekend. I’m headed out for dinner and drinks with some friends I haven’t seen in ages (one just moved back to town), and Mlle. Cheap will be singing her heart out in a choir concert on Saturday afternoon. Plus, despite my garden protestations, we’ll be visiting the garden center to put a few plants in the ground, weather permitting. Meanwhile, here are some links to take you into the weekend.

May
13 - 2009
April
18 - 2009
March
10 - 2009
March
5 - 2009

Save on postage despite increases

On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service will increase the cost of mailing a first-class letter to 44 cents, two cents more than the current 42 cents.

If you use 10 stamps a month, this increase will cost you $4.80 more a year.

Save a few dollars on this year’s postage ….

February
16 - 2009

How do you save your money?

This post over at Get Rich Slowly has drawn a lot of “me too” comments and a lot of flack for the idea being stupid. Intrigued? The guest subject pays her bills, then if she has any extra, she shuttles the money right into a savings account so she isn’t tempted to spend it. Easy-peasy, right? But how many of us do it? I won’t ask for a show of hands.

February
12 - 2009

9 money-saving home fix-ups

The Internet is buzzing this week with ways to save money on adding efficiency to your home. Most likely, January heating bills have been rolling in, and with the economy in its current tizzy, belt-tightening is the watchword.

Fortunately, even if you’re living pretty lean, odds are good that you can save some more money by tightening up your house. With utility costs rising, a penny saved is truly a penny earned — or, today, one you don’t have to earn. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

February
3 - 2009
January
29 - 2009
January
19 - 2009
January
16 - 2009
January
16 - 2009
January
15 - 2009

Saving on winter heat

It’s wintertime, and the heat bills are soaring – especially for those of you in the frozen upper Midwest and Northeastern U.S., or in Europe.

Heating time is big business: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American home will spend $990 on heating this year. Here are some tips on saving energy in the wintertime courtesy of Bills.com – with some extra notes on what we do.

January
14 - 2009
December
12 - 2008