A New Car with 84 MPG at $6,800? Would you Buy an Elio Motors Car?
Thu, 08/28/14 | 31 Comments

I’m a bit of a car geek when it comes to automotive fuel efficiency gains.
But I’ve grown a bit cynical over the years. You see, every now and then a tiny car will come along …

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The 4 Reactions to Frugality & Why Spending Can Only Take you so Far
April 24, 2013 | 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
April 22, 2013 | 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
April 21, 2013 | 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
April 17, 2013 | 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
April 15, 2013 | 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 …

Where Should you Put Money Gifted to your Children?
April 9, 2013 | 15 Comments
Where Should you Put Money Gifted to your Children?

A friend of mine recently asked me a great question that I’m guessing many parents run in to:
“What should you do with the money you receive for your child’s birthday or other special occasion? Currently …


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