Frugality is one of the Puritan virtues, and is a founding philosophical precept of this country. It’s wrapped up in a mythos of self-determination and self-reliance…and it has fallen somewhat out of favor with modern audiences. Look at me, being all philosophical….. [Read more...]
As most people know, my kids typically go to daycare Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And it’s been pretty nice. Greg takes them to daycare on his way into work, which leaves me with the entire day to work on writing projects, tinker with our two websites, and do housework. And, thanks to warmer weather, I’ve also been taking 20 or 30 minutes to get a short exercise walk in. Other days, I get an early start on a really nice dinner that’s ready and waiting when Greg and the kids get home. [Read more...]
Please enjoy this post from staff writer, Mitchell Pauly. Mitchell blogs over at SnarkFinance.com.
Toyota Prius’ are cars for people who grew up with diets similar to that of a hamster. They are the same people who believe their children should receive participation trophies and are all destined to be “special” in their own unique way. Toyota has spent untold millions creating this image in ads featuring the Prius driving through cartoon country sides while a child’s voice coos on about how it’s the “planets favorite hybrid”. Well, let me let you in on something: If the Prius is Earth’s favorite hybrid than Dennis Rader is America’s favorite husband. [Read more...]
As many of you know, I’m heading to Las Vegas with my husband and my best friends next month….and we’re stoked!
I know what you’re thinking. Las Vegas is the epitome of consumerism and financial irresponsibility, and frugality writers who believe what they preach just don’t belong there. But you’re wrong. I do belong in Las Vegas. Why? Because I love people-watching. I like having a gin-n-tonic or five and being able to carry them around in the street. I also like gambling. Sue me. [Read more...]
Good morning, peeps! I’m super excited that March is over and it’s finally April! I’m especially looking forward to a few things in particular this month. First, we’re taking a week-long vacation to Florida in a few weeks, and it’s going to be a blast. Second, my daughter turns five and I think we’re taking her out to swim with and see wild dolphins….but only if I can talk the Mr. into it. Fingers crossed! And third, it’s finally warming up outside. I know I keep saying it, but this winter totally sucked! [Read more...]