College Dorm Room Decor Ideas – How to Decorate Your Dorm on a Budget

August 12, 2008

If you’re facing the challenge of decorating your dorm room on a shoestring budget, then here are some ideas that might help. Get things for free if you can – If you need a coffee pot, a bookcase, or some plastic storage bins, ask your friends and family for them first. You may be surprised […]

Save Money at Amusement Parks – Vacation Tips for Family Theme Park Savings

May 16, 2008

Are you planning a trip to a theme park this summer?  If so, it’s possible to pay a bundle for tickets, lodging, and meals if you don’t plan ahead.  The good news is you can visit somewhere like Universal Studios, Disneyland, or Six Flags and have a good time without spending all your money.  You don’t […]

You Can Save Big Bucks by Buying in the Offseason

February 9, 2008

I hate shopping!  Luckily for me, my wife not only enjoys it but is a master at finding good deals.  She saves us lots of money by using time as her ally. Wait Out the StoreOne strategy she uses is to find something she’s interested in and then stakes it out.  She’ll keep an eye on it […]

Paying Taxes on eBay Income – Do eBay Sellers Need to Report their Earnings?

January 3, 2008

Should I be paying taxes on my eBay income?  This was a question I was faced with yesterday from my friend / business partner as we celebrated our earnings for December. Our eBay partnership has been a success so far, bringing in over $700 for me last month! When he asked me whether he needed to be […]

Save Money with a Homemade Holiday this Christmas

December 19, 2007

I doubt anyone would contest the idea that Christmas is becoming more commercialized than in the past. Christmas decorations adorn the stores before Halloween has come and gone. For many people, the rush to start the holiday season did not bring warm feelings of holiday cheer. Instead, the mental cash register starts ringing and the […]

Save Money on Kids Books, Use the Internet

September 6, 2007

How many books can your kid go through in five minutes?  Never wanting to spend more than a few seconds on a page our little guy can speed through his pile of books in no time flat.  So what do you do, buy more books to make a bigger stack?  No way, use the Internet! […]

How to Save Money on Services By Spying on Business Owners

July 7, 2007

Business owners are always looking to maximize the amount of money they can earn from the services they provide.  Get inside their heads and you can save money on your next trip to their establishment.  Here is a quick example case study on how to save money on haircuts. Hair Cut SavingsAt the top of […]

Personal Finance Decision Guide – Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA

June 4, 2007

What money decision are you trying to make today? Read on, it may be covered in this second edition of the Personal Finance Decision Guide. This is a compilation of money articles from various sites comparing or explaining two sides of money concepts. In an interesting turn of events, this is the first time there […]

Festival of Frugality – 31 Ways You Can Be Frugal

May 8, 2007

Welcome to the source of all things frugal, otherwise known as the Festival of Frugality! This week’s edition will take a minimalist approach, a simple list of 31 ways you can strive for frugality: Throw Cheap Parties Save Money on Preschool Stick With Simple Toys Free Kids Classes Save Money on Food Dine Out for […]

How Can You Save Money on Kids – Festival of Frugality

May 3, 2007

I’ll be hosting the Festival of Frugality next week. Submissions for any articles on being frugal are welcome but I’m particularly interested in tips on how to save money on kids. Our little guy is just under a year old and can cost us a pretty penny at times. Any articles on ways to save […]

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