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Mikey Rox

Mikey Rox is an award-winning writer/journalist/blogger and the founder of Paper Rox Scissors, a marketing and advertising company in New York City. He lives to save big bucks whenever he can - and then brag about it.

Latest articles by Mikey Rox

10 Things in Your Pantry That Don't Last as Long as You Think

Flour, sugar, canned ham and other pantry items don't actually last forever. Keep your eye on these pantry staples and catch them before they go off.

18 Little Food Shopping Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

A bunch of grocery shopping mistakes like these can take a big bite out of your budget. Are you making the most of every grocery store visit?

Beware These 16 Holiday Hazards

The holidays bring their own special risks and dangers. Keep your celebration a happy one by avoiding these festive season hazards.

7 Ways to Pick the Bank That's Right for You

With so many banks — and credit unions! — vying for your business, it can be hard to choose. Here's how to find the bank that works for you.

10 Ways to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

Extend the life of your footwear — and the heft of your wallet — with these cheap and easy ways make your soles last longer.

11 Laundry Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

Your clothes aren't getting clean and it's all your fault. How many of these washday mistakes are you making?

Turn Your Home Into a Rental in 9 Easy Steps

Whether it's your primary residence or a second, turning your place into someone else's rented abode is a great way to generate extra cash.

How to Host Thanksgiving in a Tiny Apartment

Make the most of your tiny situation and all your guests this Thanksgiving will wonder how you did it.

5 Ways to Automate Your Finances

Let robots manage your money for you and you'll never pay a late fee or go over budget again.

How to Look Rich on Social Media

You don't have to be rich to seem rich and nowhere is this more true than on social media. Start crafting a wealthier virtual you.

Get Rich Walking Dogs in 9 Easy Steps

With a low barrier to entry, dog-walking is a great way to earn extra income — or much more. Here's how to get started.

9 Ways to Lose the Clutter and Keep the Memories

You don't treasure all those knick-knacks — you cherish the memories they conjure. Here's how to clear the clutter and still keep what matters.

9 Signs You're Suffering From Lifestyle Inflation

Keeping up with the Joneses is not the only sign of creeping lifestyle inflation. How many of these signs of profligacy do you recognize?

9 Things You Need to Do Now to Prepare for Winter

Make it to spring unscathed and cheery by winterizing your home, your car, your family, and your soul.

6 Times You Should Drive Instead of Fly

Face it — flying these days is a hassle, especially if you're flying with family. Here's how to decide if you should just drive, instead.

12 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Being Frugal and Being Cheap

How far is too far when it comes frugal living?

8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap

A first date is all about putting your best foot forward. Impress your intended without breaking your budget with these frugal date ideas.

16 Festive Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays

For many the holidays mean more stress and more spending. For those with the entrepreneurial spirit, the holidays mean more cash.

10 Ways that Football Season Can Blitz Your Finances

We're well into football season — how's your budget holding up to the blitz of advertising, fantasy football, and afternoons at the sports bar?

Save Money With These 19 Inventive Uses for Baby Products

You already know how smart and frugal hand-me-downs are. But what about hand-me-ups?