Live in California? Fed up with the budget crisis? If you could whisper a suggestion in your state reps ear or our illustrious governor, what would you suggest?
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Budgeting, Taxes
A couple of things to ask your insurance agent that might save you a good deal off of your car insurance.
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Cars and Transportation
Live in one of those godforsaken next to the highway hamlets? Pining for a night out on the town but can't afford it? Don't sit home. DIY your own entertainment and bring some liv
by: Maggie Wells | channel: DIY, Entertainment
Matt Miller's new Tyranny of Dead Ideas proves to be an insightful, fun read.
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Consumer Affairs, Lifestyle
Does nothing in the mall or your craft book seem like it will please the discerning taste of the Gen-Xer on your Christmas list? Don't want to spend a lot on them anyway? Consider
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Lifestyle, Shopping
What are we teaching our children about wants and needs this Christmas? At my local bank branch the 'give to the needy' Christmas tree has reached new levels of tackiness.
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Budgeting, Shopping
What's the one thing worse than talking about a budget with your spouse? Grocery shopping. I live with a coupon cutter who insists we buy nothing that isn't bought with coupons. Bu
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Food and Drink
Virginia Woolf famously said that women needed a ‘room of one’s own’ in order to create. But what if you didn’t graduate from the University of Iowa with the New Yorker wanting to
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Budgeting, DIY
What’s a good way to save money on fresh fruit? Eat with the season. Out of your own backyard. Or your neighbors. My quick and easy raw foods apple sauce recipe is at the end. You
There's more to San Francisco than cable cars, Union Square, and Fisherman's Wharf. The more of the 'other' San Francisco you see, the cheaper your stay becomes--especially a stay
by: Maggie Wells
This time of year college recruiters and counselors at both traditional and online colleges are selling students on the 'majors come lately': Criminal Justice, Business, Child Deve
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Career Building
When it comes to shaming companies into rewarding the disgruntled customer, writing an old fashioned letter (and having the tenacious personality of my husband) is all that's reall
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Freebies
True confessions? I'm a girl and a depression shopper (as in shopping, not unlike cheesecake, makes me momentarily happy like millions of other Sex and the City watching gals). But
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Shopping
Want to support artists, artisans,and the little guy while making your gift purchases? Need a new dress for summer but don't want it to look like everything you've just seen at Tar
Money or not, things around the house need fixing, painting and up keep that goes beyond DIY. It might be a good time to look around your neighborhood for someone who'll trade his
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Frugal Living, Budgeting, DIY
Dreading an expensive summer with the kiddies? It doesn't have to be. And even if you have to make the obligatory trip to Disneyland or some other such money sucking theme park
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Life Hacks, General Tips
Want to stay in San Francisco but don't want to pay an arm and a leg? Want more out of that $100 + a night stay in the city in the way of personality? Want some place that'
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Deals
The snow has melted. The kids are gone to grandma's. Sounds like the best (and most frugal) thing to do this April would be to stay home and clean, organize, and sell all that
Want free access to the more multi media than you can handle? Get yourself to your public library before the powers that be close them all down...
by: Maggie Wells | channel: Lifestyle
You've got two to three weeks until Spring Break and a meal card with zero balance left. Not enough time to look for a job until you go home to mom and dad's. How will you
by: Maggie Wells | channel: DIY, Food and Drink
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