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Article Archive for April 2013

A Letter to the Management of Companies with Hated Customer Service
Mon, 04/29/13 | 9 Comments
A Letter to the Management of Companies with Hated Customer Service

A news article headline caught my eye the other day.
“Rogers CEO says customer service needs to improve ‘significantly’”.
Rogers, a Canadian cable, wireless, and media company (Canada’s version of AT&T) – made the bold statement that …

The 4 Reactions to Frugality & Why Spending Can Only Take you so Far
Wed, 04/24/13 | 19 Comments
The 4 Reactions to Frugality & Why Spending Can Only Take you so Far

There are four common reactions that I get when I preach frugality and the benefits harvested from a frugal lifestyle.
The first is excitement. Those who have been bitten by the frugality bug have an incredible …

10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact (& Save Lots of Money) this Earth Day
Mon, 04/22/13 | 5 Comments
10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact (& Save Lots of Money) this Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. I’m fired up, and you’re welcome to join me. Lets make it more than just a token day that we forget about tomorrow. Let’s make it Earth Week, Earth Year, and …

2013 National Park Week (April 20-28): Offers Free Admission to 401 National Parks, but Only on Weekdays
Sun, 04/21/13 | 3 Comments
2013 National Park Week (April 20-28): Offers Free Admission to 401 National Parks, but Only on Weekdays

2013 National Park Week
I’m a day late, but yesterday was the start of the U.S. National Park Service’s “National Park Week“.
I highlight this every year because the U.S. national parks could be the best idea …

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet for $0.50
Wed, 04/17/13 | 2 Comments
How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet for $0.50

Just the other day, I was trying to hit my $25 Amazon free-shipping threshold after sitting at $23 on the items I needed. I racked my brain for a consumer staple we were in need …

Only You Can Prevent Tax Refund Windfall Syndrome
Mon, 04/15/13 | 11 Comments
Only You Can Prevent Tax Refund Windfall Syndrome

As the April 15th tax deadline (today, btw) approached, I picked up on a re-birth of a certain sentiment that goes a little something like this “I can’t wait to get that refund so I …


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