Everyday Cheapskate

Clever Readers Share Their Best Time- and Money-Saving Tips

My email inbox, much like yours, I’m sure, is often brimming with spam, ads and all kinds of other delete-worthy messages. But I dare not do a big global delete to empty it out because I would miss all your super fun, amazingly helpful and otherwise downright fun tips and tricks. Today, I’m sharing. I enjoy baking, but don’t like […]

I’m crazy about gadgets, everything from quirky can openers to smartphones. Hand me a Swiss Army knife and I’m in heaven — the more blades and utensils the better. Today I want to tell you about four gadgets for the kitchen that I consider wise investments — money savers! All are inexpensive enough to pay for themselves in a short […]

Sometimes You Need a Microscope to Get to the Truth

I wouldn’t go so far as to say I am a fine print junkie — but I could see that happening.  This fascination I have with the fine print is not some weird quirk I’ve had from birth or even a learned behavior that I pursued. It’s the result of getting burned just one too many times because of what […]

Everyday Cheapskate

All around the country, newly minted high school graduates will soon be heading off to college. They’ll be taking a lot of things with them, but statistics tell us that financial literacy is not likely to be one of them. If I could spend a little time with these awesome students, I’d attempt to cram the basics of money management […]

How to Pack a Cooler to Keep Everything Icy Cold All Day

Coolers are supposed to keep ice frozen, drinks icy cold, and food safe and ready to enjoy anytime, anywhere. But as you may have experienced, things don’t always go that way. Remember that time you opened the lid to find sodas, sandwiches, cheese and disappointment floating in a mirky sea of disgust. That’s why it’s important to know the simple […]

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