How Long Do You Shop for Big Purchases?


I’m low-tech, baby.

Just the other day, I was browsing Facebook when a status update from David at Young Adult Money caught my eye:



“I’m the kind of person who talks and thinks about buying a tablet for well over a year, but never buys one.”

-Young Adult Money

My first thought was, “that’s hot.”  Then I realized that it was also really funny because I can totally relate.  After all, I’ve been shopping for a new ipod for at least a year.  But there’s a reason why I haven’t purchased one yet. [Read more…]

What Do Food Pantries Need?

groceriesFor some reason, we have gotten into the habit of doing all of our charitable giving at the end of the year.  One way we typically give back is to sponsor a family or two for Christmas, but I failed miserably at setting that up this year.  So instead, we decided to replace that aspect of our giving with some food pantry donations and a monetary gift to our local animal shelter. [Read more…]

How The Internet Saved Me $780 In Five Minutes

My front wheel is now slightly shinier than the rest, but at least it matches!

My front wheel is now slightly shinier than the rest, but at least it matches!

Picture this.  I’m driving my awesome minivan to pick up my youngest daughter from daycare.  Big girl in the back.  The stereo bumpin’ some happy tunes.  My daughter’s cracking up and dancing in her booster seat and I’m thinking about what we should have for dinner.

Then, all of a sudden, it happens.

Thunk. Thunk. Thunk.  [Read more…]

Birkin Bags are Stupid. Period.


birkin bagAs most people know, we use Netflix and Hulu when we watch to watch television because a) it’s cheaper, and b) it’s more convenient.  I actually like streaming TV online vs. watching it live because I tend to enjoy watching entire seasons at a time.

Lately, I’ve been watching a few of the Real Housewives series and mostly recently the Miami season.  I love those bitches, but one of the recent episodes seriously confused me. [Read more…]

Why I’m Skipping Black Friday This Year

hot deal alertHere we go again.

Even though Halloween was just five minutes ago, stores have already started hauling out the obligatory holiday decor. Websites that track Black Friday ads and deals are popping up left and right, and existing sites are updating with new information and sale updates every day.

With all the hype surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it makes a cheap-ass Santa like me wonder if these deals are really all that amazing, especially when you consider all the time and effort it takes to get the best “deals.”  Here’s why I am skipping Black Friday this year: [Read more…]