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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

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.

Micro-Prepping: How to Prepare for Small Disasters

Are you prepared for even a small disaster? Micro-prepping will get you there.

Why Does the Stock Market Keep Going Up?

Despite Great Depressions and Recessions of the past, the overall trend of the stock market is upward. Why?

9 Unusual Stores Where You Can Find Great Bargains

Instead of hitting the grocery store or the mall, head to these unusual shops to find the best deals.

10 Work Perks You Can't Get as a Freelancer

You're ready to strike out on your own. Before ditching your day job, find out what work perks the freelancing world simply can't match.

Turn Your Backyard Into a Wildlife Refuge for Under $40

It won't cost you much to make a backyard sanctuary for local wildlife.

39 Mindless Ways You're Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life

There are so many ways you're probably wasting money — without even realizing it.

Could You Put Away a Million Dollars by Driving a Used Car?

Everyone loves that new car smell. But wouldn't you love saving that money and turning it into a million bucks even more?

34 Smart Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill

You won't get rich quick by cutting your electric bill, but you can have a small victory every month by saving some of your hard-earned cash.