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Dr Penny Pincher

Dr. Penny Pincher founded popular blog Penny Pincher Journal in 2013 and has published two books on ways to save money. He also has a Ph.D. in engineering.

Latest articles by Dr Penny Pincher

What Does Your Junk Mail Say About You?

The kind of junk mail you receive can tell you a lot about the kind of person banks, retailers, and others think you are.

Get Smart About Money With These 18 Free Online Courses

If your knowledge of personal finance could use a little help, these free online courses are the perfect learning tools.

How to Protect Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

In light of the major Equifax breach, a credit freeze is not your only option. There are multiple ways to keep a close eye on your credit reports.

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

Warren Buffett says that 100 years from now, the DJIA will be "over 1 million." Is he out of his mind?

How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor

Nothing's more scary for homeowners than the prospect of hiring the wrong contractor. Here's how to hire the right one.

8 Types of Investors — Which One Are You?

From set-it-and-forget-it to ultra hands on, there are many different types of investors. Which one are you?

Now or Later: How to Decide the Right Time to Buy Almost Anything

You need certain things, but when should you buy them? This shopping guide will help you decide for maximum savings.

How to Enjoy Las Vegas Without Losing Your Shirt

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for your money. You don't have to leave it all behind.

How to Buy a New Computer Without Breaking Your Budget

Yes, you can buy a new computer without destroying your budget.

23 Effortless Ways to Go Green (and Save Money, Too)

Captain Planet fully believes in your ability to save the Earth, without even trying!

How to Make Your Favorite Summer Produce Last All Year

Strawberries and cherries might only be in season during the summer, but with the right skills and gear, you can eat them all year long.

4 Ways to Add Gold to Your Portfolio

Whether you want to protect your money from stock market turmoil or a zombie apocalypse, adding gold to your portfolio can be an attractive investment.

How Living in a Hotel Can Be Surprisingly Affordable

Believe it or not, living in a hotel can be an affordable housing option.

We Do the Math: Will an Electric Mower Trim Lawn Care Costs?

Should you get a gas lawn mower or electric? Let's weigh the financial pros and cons and see which offers the most value.

How to Buy Berkshire Hathaway and Other Blue Chip Stock for 17% Off

Berkshire Hathaway shares are out of most investors' price range. But there's an affordable loophole.

14 Things You'll Hate About Your Next House

So what if there's a gravel driveway, or an empty lot across the street? Actually, you'll hate these things about your new house.

7 Times You Shouldn't File an Insurance Claim

Insurance is there to protect you from costly damages to your home and car. But sometimes, it's best not to file a claim at all.

Great Summertime Grilling for Any Budget

Grilling during the summer is fun, but can also add up quickly. These 24 great grilling foods come in around $1 per serving -- or much less.

10 Reasons an HSA Is Actually Worth Having

Don't be intimidated by an HSA! These handy health care savings vehicles are totally worth your while.

How to Boost Your Credit With a Balance Transfer

A balance transfer can be a boon to your credit score. There are a few pitfalls to watch out for, too.