October 27, 2012

Make a last minute Halloween costume with an old pillowcase

Your linen closet is the perfect place to go shopping for a frugal last minute Halloween costume. Whether you need a kids Halloween costume or something more fitting for a teen or adult, the answer to your costume conundrum can be found in an old stack of used pillowcases. Any pillowcase color will do. White makes a great ghost. Green can become a hulking ghoul. […]

Buy in Bulk with Friends (300/365)

I love shopping at the big warehouse stores. If you’re at least a bit observant with the prices, you can find some very solid discounts there. The only problem is that in order to get those discounts, you have to walk out the door with a pack of 36 rolls of paper towels or several hundred trash bags or a six-pack of air fresheners. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #97

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Lao Tzu on past, present, and future The only worthwhile way to think of the past and the future is to think of them in terms of how they influence what you’re doing right now. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. […]

Insurance: Share the risk

This is a guest post from Joanna Lahey, an associate professor of economics at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Ellen’s note: Joanna has written four articles about health insurance. This is the first, and every Saturday for the next month, we’ll be publishing one. […]

Best Ways to Make Extra Money: Rent Your Stuff

There’s only so much you can do to save money. At some point, you have to stop cutting back and start earning more. Today we're continuing my series on the best ways to make more money. This time we're going to focus on how you can earn extra income by renting your stuff. […]