June 16, 2013

The Psychology of Writing Down Expenses

Megan wrote in recently with a long story that I’ll use in a future Reader Mailbag, but in a paragraph that didn’t have to do with her story, she asked a seemingly simple question. What made you shift from not paying attention to what you spent to worrying about spending a nickel extra on toilet paper? It would be easy to answer this with a broad answer of saying that it had to do with the realiza […]

Cost-Effective Alternatives to Cable and Satellite Television

According to this article, the average American cable/satellite bill is $128 per month. Let that sink in for a minute. $128 per month. Naturally, this average does include bundles of premium channels that many households subscribe to, HD service (which the providers charge more for), DVRs, and other such perks. Still, $128 a month just to have something to watch on the television? Ouch. […]

Reader Stories: The shocking truth about medical bills that can save you thousands

This reader story is by a longtime GRS reader Sumitha from afineparent.com, a blog founded on the simple belief that “Good Parents Are Made, Not Born.” Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want to submit your own reader story? […]