Category Archives: Housing

Most Expensive Home in US Sells for $120 Million

It’s certainly not your average home. Situated on 51 acres on the Greenwich waterfront, the Copper Beech Farm sold to The Conservation Institute, LLC for a cool $120 million according to the Greenwich Time. That would make it the most … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance regardless of whether they’re in your home or on your pet. Getting rid of fleas and keeping fleas out of your home can be a tiresome and annoying process. There are many different methods or products … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Housing, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

February 28 Day Declutter Challenge

If spending 52 weeks decluttering your house seems like much too long of a period, you might want to try to fast-track the clean-up process. You can do this by taking the February 28 declutter challenge. Focusing on getting your … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The 52 Week Declutter Challenge

You have too much junk. I feel pretty confident making that statement because I have far less stuff than most people, and I have way too much junk. This became apparent as I was going through stuff as part of … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

25 Things That Hold Your Money and Your Dreams Hostage

We all have things that we’d like to do in life. Have kids, travel, get married, buy a new home, start our own business, or simply retire well (and maybe early). You probably have your own dreams that aren’t on … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trends That Are Influencing Your Financial Future

By Carla Blair-Gamblian Every decision we make in life has both short term and long term rewards and consequences. Many Americans still have the desire to achieve the “American Dream” but reality often times ends up getting in the way, … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Education, Health, Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

21 Reasons Dave Ramsey Sucks at Giving Credit Score Advice

There are huge disadvantages of having no credit score. I actually know this better than most. After living over ten years in Japan, I came back to the US naively assuming that the credit history I had built over there … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Credit Cards, Debt, Education, Housing, Insurance, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Travel, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Let Your Kids Suffer. They’ll Be Better Off.

When I left home to go to college (many years ago), my parents made it very clear that I was on my own. While they would help with expenses as long as I was in school, those expenses were going … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

10 Life Choices That Will Hurt Your Finances

Sometimes people make life choices that end up negatively affecting them in their future. Life doesn’t always make things easy and when things get difficult, it can be difficult to make a good choice. Unfortunately, we live in a society … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Education, Housing, Insurance, Personal Finance, Relationships, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

10 Cleaning Gadgets That Save Money & Time

If you still haven’t started your spring cleaning, there’s a good chance that it’s because you simply don’t like to clean. This is nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of us who simply look upon cleaning as … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

10 Lifestyle Investments to Avoid

One of the selling tactics that I have been hearing more and more these days is to make purchases as a “lifestyle investment.” The entire term bothers me in a number of ways, but the worst part is be bringing … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Debt, Housing, Investing, Personal Finance, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Reflections on a Purge

This winter I have focused on purging my house of excess stuff. I’ve never thought of myself as having a lot of stuff (and compared to some I don’t), but a real dig in to the deepest recesses of my … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Housesitting In Arizona: Minimum Wage Challenge

It appears that the first week of the minimum wage challenge will begin on the right foot. I just got word from the parents of a friend that they would like me to house sit for them for a week … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Making Money, Minimum Wage Challenge, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Renting or Homeless? Minimum Wage Challenge

One of the biggest decisions I need to make that will determine whether this living well on minimum wage challenge will be successful or not is my living conditions. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and there … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Housing, Minimum Wage Challenge, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

12 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

People spend a fortune trying to “improve” the air quality in their homes. They buy fabric sprays, air fresheners, candles, special vacuum cleaners, and expensive purification machines. Unfortunately, most of the candles, plug-ins, and sprays just make things worse. They … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t Skimp on Safety

I recently wrote a piece about backing up your computer’s hard drive. At the end, I mentioned that if you don’t have the money to afford a backup mechanism you shouldn’t get the computer because the risk of data loss … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Don’t Be A Doormat

I recently wrote a piece about not being embarrassed to walk away from a bad deal. It’s better to deal with the embarrassment than to get stuck with something you hate. Deal making is a tricky business. You don’t want … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How A Good Credit Score Can Save You Money

By Bethy Hardeman for Credit Karma You’ve heard it before: You should improve your credit. But do you know just why you should focus on your credit health? It’s not just because you can qualify for credit cards with great … Continue reading

Posted in Credit Cards, Debt, Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

20 Benefits Of Growing Herbs That Save Money

As an avid gardener one of my favorite things to grow is herbs because they have so many uses and from what I’ve found can actually help save money. Yes, herbs like thyme, lavender, citronella, mint and many others are … Continue reading

Posted in Food / Groceries, Frugal, Health, Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Little-Known Disadvantage of a Metal Roof

Where I live, we have commercials on TV every fifteen minutes touting the two major local metal roof sellers. Metal roofing is gaining popularity in parts of the country. Often touted as the more frugal alternative to traditional roofing, a … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments