Spending

What Are You Willing To Give Up?

In the personal finance world, there’s a lot of talk about distinguishing between wants and needs.  And it’s a super-important discussion, because the definition of…


Four Ways To Make Savings Fun

Four Ways To Make Savings Fun

Kate’s note:  The holiday season can feel like the season of “spending is fun.”  What a perfect time to see the other side! I’ve never…




Always Check Your Bills. Always.

Technology is a fabulous thing, especially when it reduces the amount of paper coming through my house.  I love that I hardly get any paper…




Use 1% To Turn The Tide

A sale can make even the most financially disciplined go weak in the knees. I’ve been there, seen it and lived it. Usually, it’s got…





Tomorrow Is Free Museum Day Nationwide

Saturday, 23 September 2017, is Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! event, where almost 1,300 museums across the country are offering free admission.  It’s a great…


Three Ways To Save On Halloween

I know it is only mid-September, but Halloween will be here before you know it.  Depending on your family situation, how you feel about the…



Using The Exchange Extended Protections Plans

I’m really conflicted about extended protection plans.  They don’t seem like they should be a good value.  They’re expensive, often more than 25% of the…




Cell Phone Insurance From Your Credit Card

Credit card companies are always tweaking their benefits to entice the most customers to use their products.  The latest benefit that is being added is…