Carrie Kirby's blog

How to Know When to Persevere and When to Quit

Persistence is important to success, but knowing when to walk away from a doomed effort is important, too. Read this to learn how to recognize when to quit.

Here's What You Should Know About Bitcoin

Bitcoin — the online, electronic currency — has been in the news a lot lately, but it's still mysterious to most of us. Learn what it is and if it fits into your lifestyle.

Cheaper and Healthier Than Store-Bought: 10 Great Freeze-Ahead Burrito Recipes

The Internet is awash in make-ahead frozen burrito recipes. These 10 favorites satisfy your need for a quick, nutritious meal on the go, however you roll.

Boost Your Retirement Savings Fast With This 6-Step Plan

Workers nearing retirement should a take close look at their retirement funds. With aggressive saving, there's still time to top off those accounts for a comfortable retirement.

8 Reasons Why You Should Get a 3D Printer

The future of crafts, repair, tinkering, and invention may be one of these new printers, which can make everything from Legos to car parts.

16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know

You probably already purchase from online retail behemoth Amazon.com for savings and convenience. Find more of both with these Amazon shopping hacks.

How to Easily Use an iPad as a Laptop

You don't actually need both an iPad and a laptop. Convert your tablet into a multi-use tool with a few apps and accessories — for less than the cost of a new laptop.

10 Ways to Shave $10 (or More) Off Your Grocery Bill

Need to save $10 this week? Try just one of these 10 easy ways to save $10 on your next trip to the grocery store, and you've done it!

The 10 Best Productivity Apps for Really Busy People Like You

If you have a difficult time remembering everything you have to do, let your smartphone help you stay on track with one of these 10 popular to-do apps.

9 Things You Don't Need to Clean

If you're looking to shorten your cleaning to-do list, experts say you'll be fine — or even better off — by not cleaning these commonly cleaned things.

18 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home

Date nights are important to your relationship, but restaurants and babysitters are expensive. Here's how to have fun at home for less.

20 Recipe Substitutions That Save Money and Prevent Food Waste

Can you really taste the difference between pine nuts and sunflower seeds in that pesto? Your wallet can! Discover 19 more great, money-saving subs.

How to Save on Babysitting Without Ending Up on the Local News

When babysitting rates hit $14 per hour — per kid! — it's time to think about cheaper (but safe) ways for parents to get stuff done and have fun.

25 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill

Combine a few of these 25 surefire grocery shopping tricks, and you'll experience substantial savings — while still eating healthy, delicious food.

Money-Making Lessons From the Girl Scouts

Slinging cookies is tough business. One Cookie Mom shares 11 money lessons she's learned from working with the Girl Scouts.

7 Hidden Advantages to Getting Rid of Your Car

Sure, getting rid of your car will save you money — but that's just the beginning of all the benefits you could realize.

6 Reasons Cutting Your Landline Is a Bad Deal

Dropping home phone service has become a popular way to cut a few dollars from the budget. But are the savings really worth it?

Do It All Car-Free With a Cargo Bike

If you want to drive less but still get your errands done, consider a cargo bike — these 'cycles can carry everything from kids to groceries and more.

How to Distinguish Yourself Online From People With the Same Name as You

Who shares your name online — a fugitive? Or worse, a reality show star? Learn how to distinguish yourself from other people with the same name online.

Get the Most Out of Safeway's Just for U Deals

Safeway offers personalized grocery discounts with its Just for U program. If you're in the know, you can squeeze even more savings out of it.