A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive a review copy of the new book compilation by the writers of the Wise Bread blog. It’s called 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget.
Carrying on the theme of vacation planning, check out this list (from Bills.com) of 12 ways to make vacation cheaper.
We’re seeing signs that summer is around the corner. A huge indicator is that the blogosphere is full of great posts about taking a cheap summer vacation this year ….
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:
Is it worthwhile to pay the price to join a membership warehouse, such as Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s? Or is carrying that little plastic card tantamount to proclaiming that you’re a sucker?
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.
These 12 tips to save money — relatively painlessly — come from a news release published today by Bills.com.
This article came up yesterday on MSN — it’s titled, “Freegans: They Live Off What We Toss in the Trash.” You also might have seen it on Oprah, apparently.
Freegans are folks who try to get everything for free, from the trash or giveaway, including food….
I just found this great deal at my local Walgreens and wanted to share.
Walgreens sells Energizer rechargeable batteries, size AAA, in packs of 4, normally $12.99 …
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 ….
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.
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.
Saving on groceries. It’s a trend, it’s a necessity, it’s addictive. I know, because I’m one of those people who comes home and crows about those little numbers on my grocery receipt. (Today, I saved 38 percent. Last week, it was 41 percent. I think my all-time high was a very special 52 percent.)
How do you do it?
Have you noticed anything strange about your credit cards lately?
If you’re like many people, where the credit card issuers once were falling over themselves to stuff your mailbox full of unsolicited credit card offers, now the letters are informing us of grimmer matters ….
We’re more than two weeks into the new year. How are the resolutions coming? If you’ve slumped off your diet already or missed a trip to the gym, there’s still time to add a green resolution — one that’s relatively effortless to keep (at least compared to losing those last 10 pounds) and that will make you feel great.
On Wednesday, legislation introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate proposed paying consumers to stop driving super-polluting vehicles.
Last year, we joined a community-supported agriculture program that supplied our veggies from mid-June to mid-December. We’ve just signed up again, and I hope you’ll think about doing the same.
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.
Food prices have been going up as employment, home values and credit lines go down. Ready to pinch a few more pennies at the grocery store? Here are 21 ways to trim your grocery bill.
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and soon it will be time to wrap those gifts.
So start eating cereal!