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What is the US Poverty Line & Could YOU Live Below it?
Wed, 06/13/12 | 65 Comments
What is the US Poverty Line & Could YOU Live Below it?

I keep a close watch on all of my expenses and take a bit of pride in how low I’ve been able to drive them.
Our (wife and I) average expenses over the last few months …

Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?
Mon, 05/14/12 | 13 Comments
Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?

Gen Y, aka the “Millennials” (ages 18-34), are proving to be a little more cautious about their spending behaviors than their predecessors, the Gen X’ers and Boomers.
A recent report on Gen Y spending behaviors (meant …

Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)
Wed, 05/9/12 | 12 Comments
Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is not my favorite cliche, but it does contain the two fundamental personal finance components within its seven words:
1. saving money
2. making money
At its simplest level, optimizing each …

Extreme Couponing: Is it Worth it?
Tue, 05/10/11 | 52 Comments
Extreme Couponing: Is it Worth it?

Extreme couponing, for better or worse, has now become mainstream.
TLC has launched a full 12-episode series, Extreme Couponing, based on the success of a premiere feature they ran on extreme coupon tactics back in December …

10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About
Mon, 09/13/10 | 11 Comments
10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About

Libraries and Personal Finance go Hand-in-Hand
Every community needs a good library. And every good personal financier needs a library card. If you haven’t been to the library since you were a kid, they’ve changed a …

10 Free Birthday Meals
Tue, 09/7/10 | 16 Comments
10 Free Birthday Meals

10 Free Birthday Coupons for Meals & Drinks
It’s your birthday. And damn it, you deserve to eat and drink for free – and lots of it! Depending on your tastes and how recently you had …


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