The Secret Way to Save Money on Fireworks This Year

fireworksWith July 4th just around the corner, you’re probably busy planning holiday festivities, arranging a neighborhood cookout, or trying to remember which one of your friends has a boat.  Oh, and you’re probably starting to think about what kinds of fireworks to purchase.  Will it be sparklers and Roman candles?  Black Cats?  Fountains?  Those little snakes that leave nasty stains on your driveway?

Fortunately, I’m here to help you resolve some of those issues and make the firework-buying process nearly seamless.  Through years of research, I have discovered a simple tip that can help you save a ton of cash on fireworks- as much as 100%.  In fact, I wrote this post just so I could share my insane discovery with all of my readers.  Don’t say I never gave you anything!!!

How to Save Money on Fireworks

The secret way to save money on fireworks is to……wait for it…… [Read more…]

Credit Card Rewards: What Am I Doing Now?

The pool area at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay

The pool area at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay

Even though I write plenty about credit card rewards over at Frugal Travel Guy, I like to write about it on my home turf from time to time.  I guess it’s partly because I get so many personal emails and questions from people wondering which rewards they should pursue and which deals are H-O-T.

To be honest, it can sometimes be hard to answer those questions.  After all, we all have different travel goals and the best option for one person isn’t always the same for someone else.  Therefore, I thought it would be fun to give a rundown of the cards we’ve signed up for over the past six months and why. 

Whether you want to travel abroad, sail the Mediterranean Sea with Royal Holiday, or simply earn a few free flights, the following strategies might help: [Read more…]

My Worst Money Mistakes



One of my favorite things to do is make fun of myself, and it’s partly because I make it so darn easy.

After all, I provide an endless stream of fodder for my own jokes, like the fact that I wear pajamas every day, all day.  Or the many times I have gotten drunk and performed tragic reenactments of my favorite songs during karaoke.  Or the time I texted my old boss and her husband with the simple words, “love you,” because I mistakenly thought I was texting Greg. [Read more…]

Using Videoconferencing to Reach Customers

video conferencingEvery customer wants to feel as if they’re buying from the authority in an industry. They like the feeling that they can trust the people they purchase from and you can make sure your clients feel that way about your company once you begin using videoconferencing for webinars.  This is perfect for you to get the word out to a huge group of people all at once, according to Social Media Examiner. [Read more…]

Why Do People Choose to Be Car Poor?

debt slaveJust last week, Kim at Eyes on the Dollar wrote about how her local newspaper was advertising six-year car loans for Honda Civics.  Gasp. 

For heaven’s sake, my oldest daughter just turned five and learned how to walk, talk, and write during that time.  I can’t imagine having to pay a monthly car payment for the duration of her life or longer.  That….is…..soooooooooooooooooooo….long.  Of course, it doesn’t help that I absolutely hate car paymentsBut I digress. [Read more…]

How We’re Going to Jamaica For FREE Next Year

Here we are with our Canadian friends in Jamaica....

Here we are with our Canadian friends in Jamaica….

Hey party people!  I’m currently in the midst of planning my family’s 2015 vacations and I thought I would share a little of my mad planning skillz with you.  Are you excited?  Yes?  Good. 

Now sit back and relax while I tell you how I plan to take my husband and kids to Montego Bay for Spring Break 2015 without paying anything at all.  (Okay, maybe I’ll pay a little bit).  Anyway, here’s how we’re going to Jamaica for free….and how you can do the same. [Read more…]