Save Money on What You Buy Americans are reported to throw away about forty percent of food annually. That’s not far off from throwing away half of our food. As we mentioned last week, some of this may be due to confusion when differentiating between what is safe and unsafe to eat. If you buy
You did it! You graduated, searched high and low and landed your first job. It’s time to celebrate. Go out big this weekend with your friends or, maybe, buy that car you’ve had your eye on lately.
Hold up! Not so fast. Yes, you have your first “real” job. It’s likely, however, that you won’t make the money an NFL All-Star makes. What should you do?
years ago we traveled to Spain to join two friends as they wrapped up the last
leg of their honeymoon in Ibiza. We had
an amazing time and brought lots of memories home with us. We also brought back an affinity for
sparkling water. This story tells our
circuitous path to money consciousness with water.
A reader asked about our baked spaghetti squash recipe. It’s a combination of recipes we found online. The Guardian UK deemed spaghetti squash as this falls “must have” ingredient and for good reason. It’s a low carb, low calorie (42 calories per cup), fibrous alternative to pasta loaded with folic acid, vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene.
We made this pan two weeks ago for dinner, then had leftovers that lasted through the early part of this week. It saved us a lot of cooking. Also, on Sunday night, we were almost tempted to get Chipotle, but decided to go with a healthier option we already had. If this wasn’t in the fridge, we would’ve wasted money and calories. Click the link for our hodge-podge recipe.
Drivers lose eight working days a year due to traffic. Business miss a lot of opportunities with their employees sitting in traffic and, then, calming down once they actually get to work. Sign up for our twice monthly newsletter and get our eBook Do You Know How to Be #MoneyConscious? for FREE! Name: Email:
This calculation takes into account tax deductions. It’s good to know if your refi is worth the investment before applying. Many people refi to lower monthly payments, but there are other considerations, too.
Rick Newman has the perfect title for this article: New Thanksgiving Tradition: Never Stop Shopping. Perfect and, yet, sad. If you have other financial goals than blowing money, you can call a hiatus on the holiday gift-giving. Our family did and so far no one has died. The kids will get gifts; adults will take
I was exercising at the gym this morning and “Big Love” by Fleetwood Mac came on my iPod. I was about the change it when I decided to listen. Lindsay Buckingham’s guitar skills on that song are amazing. When I was listening and doing bent-over-barbell-pulls, it struck me as ironic that two of my favorite albums came from dark places for the artists. Then, I thought, maybe their stories can be an inspiration for others.
Yesterday I went to Batteries Plus to get specialized
batteries for our garage door remote and our bathroom scale. The sales rep was already assisting someone,
so I attempted to find what we needed on my own. The store is small, so it’s easy to overhear
conversations. The woman being helped needed
a light bulb. I didn’t get the full
context of the conversation because I walked in midway through it. However, the sales rep was clearly confusing
her with all her options for a light bulb.
The woman could choose amongst different watts, tones, colors, energy
efficiency and price. As he was detailing
the uniqueness of each option, I laughed.
The two of us were talking last night and agreed that fundamentally, owning and renting real estate is still a good investment when it’s done by “traditional means”. What are traditional means? Buy a diamond in the rough in a good location (walkability, schools, transportation, etc.) Putting 20%+ down on a loan Getting a loan with