From teaching English on a tiny island off the coast of Nagasaki to writing how-to manuals for big names in small appliances like George Foreman and Black & Decker, my passion for writing and sharing experiences has definitely taken me places. But writing about finance has been the best, by far. Why? Because between getting my certification as a debt management professional and trying out different strategies that I tell you to use, I’ve bought my dream house, achieved a credit score that would make most green with envy and even set up a retirement strategy that will have me sitting pretty in my 60s.
December 16, 2014
How to ensure you don’t shaft service providers during the holiday season.
November 11, 2014
Save your cash and counter space by avoiding these absolutely useless appliances.
November 10, 2014
The right appliances save time and money, but what does a frugal foodie really need in the kitchen?
July 10, 2014
There’s a certain art to getting good art without taking on bad debt.
July 8, 2014
How to ensure your business venture isn’t a spectacular failure – like mine was.
June 12, 2014
Forget the hefty price tag for a garden-variety getaway, we help you staycation in style!
December 5, 2013
Online shopping for the holidays is easier and more convenient than ever, but you have to take steps to avoid being flooded with useless offers and constant “buy now” reminders from retailers. We show you how to get the most out of online shopping so you can knock out your gift list in no time.
November 12, 2013
TobaccoFreeKids.org issued a statement asking the FDA to step in and regulate electronic cigarette companies and marketing practices targeted to children. But outside the debate, there’s good reason for adult smokers to consider this alternative, and it all comes down to your bottom line.
November 6, 2013
There’s an art to making your vacation budget stretch as far as possible — especially when it comes to booking the best hotel possible. So can you get a unique boutique hotel experience for the same amount you’d spend on a room through a corporate chain?
November 1, 2013
A new study finds drab home décor may be bringing Americans down, but most of us are still wary of updating due to high cost. We look at five simple steps you can take to make easy updates to your home décor without breaking the bank or taking on excess credit card debt.
October 30, 2013
If you’re looking for a way to avoid a cookie-cutter decorating style without breaking the bank paying for original artwork, then art festivals are the way to go. We look at the Top 50 Art Fairs list and offer our top tips on how to shop effectively at art fairs without breaking the bank.
October 25, 2013
October is non-GMO month, which means there’s a big push now to go all-natural with your family meal plans. But given how expensive, certified organic and all-natural foods are, is it really possible to build an all-natural non-GMO menu without modifying your budget?
October 17, 2013
A quick search online might make you think do-it-yourself credit repair is easy. But what seems good in theory often falls apart when you put it into practice. So is DIY credit repair really worth the hassle or are you better off leaving the work to the professionals?
October 2, 2013
You may think you’re too old to get an allowance, but couples who use this financial trick swear by it to save money and avoid financial fights in the home. Could the simple act of paying yourself lead to a better relationship and a brighter financial outlook?