10 Cheap Kids Birthday Party Tips

June 30, 2010

Looking to save money on your kids birthday party?  Yesterday my co-worker was bemoaning the cost of his girl’s birthday party, apparently his wife went a little overboard and could have used a few tips on cheap party ideas, so I decided to share a few from the recent Star Wars birthday we put on […]

Got a Case of the Mondays?

June 28, 2010

Monday’s can be tough because you have to get back into the work routine after the weekend.  Many people don’t look forward to Mondays because it means you have a whole work week ahead of you.  Although Monday mornings can be toughh, you can also look at Mondays as a fresh start, a chance to […]

What’s the Best Way to Buy Auto Insurance?

June 23, 2010

You can buy auto insurance from three different sources, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses to consider when comparing your car insurance options. Auto Insurance Brokers One way to buy auto insurance is to use an insurance broker, also known as an independent agent.  These brokers or agents are licensed to sell insurance […]

Gas Credit Cards Q&A

June 22, 2010

Here’s a review of a variety of questions people have had about rewards and saving money with gas credit cards.  The one about registering for gas for a wedding gift was my favorite! Can a gas card save you money? If you get a gas card with no annual fee then it should save you some money […]

Best Gas Credit Cards

June 21, 2010

The best gas credit cards can take a bite out of your travel bills this summer.  One of my tips earlier this week on preparing for a roadtrip was to take a gas saving credit card along with you. I’ve gotten some questions about the best ways to take advantage of gas rewards cards and […]

Borrowing Money from Family

June 17, 2010

Borrowing money from family has kept people out of the cold for thousands of years. It hasn’t always taken the form of borrowing money directly but the family structure has offered food, shelter, jobs, and loans to brothers, sisters, parents, and all manner of family members. Lending money to people you know is always tricky, […]

Get Your Car Ready for a Roadtrip

June 16, 2010

Summer road trips can be a lot of fun, driving across country with friends or family is an experience you won’t likely soon forget.  Getting your car ready for a road trip can help make it a more enjoyable experience by hopefully avoiding any car problems on the way. One thing many people don’t think […]

Find a Locksmith Without Being Scammed

June 15, 2010

Locksmith scams are designed to take advantage of you when you’re vulnerable, locked out of your car or house. Apparently locksmith scams are a big problem around the US, typically they quote you one price when you call, then charge you double or triple once they’re done with the work.  It sounds like a basic bait-and-switch […]

American Express Blue Cash Bonus

June 14, 2010

Blue Cash from American Express is one of my favorite credit cards, as you probably know if you’ve been reading this site for a while. Our Blue Cash card comes up any time I mention credit card rewards because we use it to earn hundreds of dollars cash back each year.  Of course, if you already […]

World Cup Goals

June 13, 2010

Watching the US play in the World Cup got me thinking about goals.  Not just the ball in the back of the net goals, but also financial goals that we set for ourselves. One goal of mine is to attend the World Cup at some point in my life.  I grew up playing soccer; I […]

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