Sep 102014
Cash-Only Challenge Part VI: The Wrap-Up

This is the last post in a series called the Cash-Only Challenge, in which I document my husband and I reluctantly giving up credit cards and using actual, physical cash for all of our purchases (imagine that!).  We wrapped up the challenge a while ago, but I’m just now reporting back to you on how it all turned out. You may wish [...]

Jul 252014
Good Reads: Work at Home Jobs, Packing Like a Minimalist…

If you’re interested in working from home, Kiplinger put together a list of “10 Great Work-at-Home Jobs” that is worth a look.  They list potential employers for each job and vetted them to make sure none of them were scams. Traveling this summer?  Needing some inspiration on how to pack light?  Check out this short [...]

Jul 232014
That Extra 30 Cents…

One of the biggest criticisms of a frugal lifestyle is that it involves too much time “pinching pennies”- that any savings gained by frugal choices are insignificant, and in any event are nullified by the amount of time expended to obtain the savings.  I take exception to this criticism on two grounds: The savings gained [...]

Jul 042014
Good Reads- 50 Fun, Free Activities and more

If you have kids, you might find that summer arrives with an endless string of expenses in tow: day camps, amusement parks, movie tickets, eating out… I know for me, it’s not a great feeling to see so much money getting drained out of our budget.  Trent at The Simple Dollar has put together a solid [...]

Jul 012014
Free Secrets of Real Estate Investing Kindle eBook

50 Simple Secrets To Be A Happy Real Estate Investor by John Fedro is free right now on Amazon.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the [...]