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Questions About Insulation, Meal Tickets, Temptations, Kitchen Startup, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Two incomes, one strategy 2. Interesting tip about department stores 3. Insulation issues in apartment 4. “Debt up to our eyeballs” 5. Sandwich press 6. Nearby temptations 7. Accounting for selling things 8. […]

Saving Money While You Travel, Part 2

You’ll find affordable lodging at a hostel — and probably some new friends, too. Photo: Barnacles Budget Accommodations After sifting through the matrix of flight options, it always feels like a winning a hand in Texas Hold’em when I finally find the flight I’m looking for, click purchase, and shine the smile that says, “YES, I just saved a couple hundred bucks on airfare.” And while getting a bar […]

Saving Money While You Travel, Part 2

You’ll find affordable lodging at a hostel — and probably some new friends, too. Photo: Barnacles Budget Accommodations After sifting through the matrix of flight options, it always feels like a winning a hand in Texas Hold’em when I finally find the flight I’m looking for, click purchase, and shine the smile that says, “YES, I just saved a couple hundred bucks on airfare.” And while getting a bar […]

Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Insurance scams can jeopardize both your finances and your safety. Here’s how to protect yourself. Photo: Ryan Weisgerber You are probably already a victim of insurance fraud, whether you realize it or not: The average family pays between $400 and $700 a year in higher premiums just to cover the more than $40 billion cost of non-health insurance fraud, according to FBI estimates. […]

Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Insurance scams can jeopardize both your finances and your safety. Here’s how to protect yourself. Photo: Ryan Weisgerber You are probably already a victim of insurance fraud, whether you realize it or not: The average family pays between $400 and $700 a year in higher premiums just to cover the more than $40 billion cost of non-health insurance fraud, according to FBI estimates. […]

Best Debt Management Companies for 2014

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When you sign up for a debt management plan, you pay a single company every month instead of all of your creditors. […]

My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

With five people living under our roof, our food budget quickly stacks up to become a major part of our family’s expenses for the month, which naturally means that we’re very interested in methods that can reduce our food spending while also putting a variety of meals on the table. […]

My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

With five people living under our roof, our food budget quickly stacks up to become a major part of our family’s expenses for the month, which naturally means that we’re very interested in methods that can reduce our food spending while also putting a variety of meals on the table. […]

Best Project Management Software for 2014

Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing Services; now we enter the realm of project management. There are many project software providers out there these days. […]

Best Project Management Software for 2014

Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing Services; now we enter the realm of project management. There are many project software providers out there these days. […]