Capital One 360 Online Savings Review

If you’re looking for an online bank that offers interest rates far better than any brick and mortar bank plus a bunch of other customer-friendly features, I strongly recommend you consider opening a Capital One 360 savings account. I’ve had a Capital One 360 account for over two years now (back then it was called […]

Is Walmart Family Mobile a Bargain or a Bust?

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If you’re looking for an affordable cell phone plan and you don’t want to be locked into a long-term contract, Walmart Family Mobile could be your best option.  It might sound odd to buy cell phone service from a giant retail chain, but it is actually a pretty competitive service that uses T-Mobile’s nationwide network […]

5 Reasons to Open a PO Box Address

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Using a PO box address is both convenient and cost-effective. A post office box is a numbered box inside a post office building where you can opt to receive your mail.  When you apply for a PO box, you are required to fill out an application, show identification, and pay a small fee (usually charged […]

Amazon Customer Service is…Unimpressive

UPDATE – Less 12 hours after I wrote this post Amazon customer service called me at home and made things right. Now, that is impressive! First, let me just say that I’ve been a happy Amazon customer for many years.  I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars at Amazon on everything from books to toys, from a […]

How to Have an Organic Garden Even If You Rent

If you are a renter, you may think gardening is not possible for you.  After all, if you do have a yard, it is not yours to dig up and create a garden.  Often, you may not even have room to garden.  However, there are other ways you can garden even if you are a […]

My Most Foolish Purchases Ever

Buyers's Remorse

Have you ever made a purchase and then almost immediately regretted it?   We all make questionable purchases from time to time and then wish we could go back in time to stop ourselves from making the same mistake again. Sometimes we feel a sense of guilt over what we later realize was a foolish purchase. […]

Parents ‘Frozen’ Out of Merchandise From Hit Movie


If you have young children who are experiencing Frozen-mania you’re probably sick to death of hearing them belt out the lyrics to “Let It Go” at the top of their lungs.  You may also be tired of hearing them beg for all the dolls, outfits, clothes, and stuffed animals of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Unfortunately […]

12 Times It’s Okay To Be Cheap

This morning I read an article on Yahoo Finance titled 12 Times Being Cheap is Totally Worth It.   The author shares 12 examples of items where you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get good quality.  I’m all for saving money at the supermarket whenever possible, and I also love shopping at […]

Frugal Ways to Find Kids Winter Gear

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If you live in an area of the country that gets cold and snowy in the winter, you’re likely experiencing a deep freeze right about now.  We have just received two feet of snow in one week thanks to two storms days apart, and we’re looking at a high of -14 one day this week.  […]

Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Life?

Technology is a funny thing.  You live your life just fine without the latest upgrades.  But then you decide to buy the latest gadget, and suddenly you can’t live without it. Twenty years ago, cell phones were limited to use by businessmen.  Then, within 10 years, cell phones became more common place.  Now almost everyone […]

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