I have had cats nearly all my life and I never considered getting pet insurance for any of them. Maybe it’s because our cats rarely needed medical care, but pet insurance just seemed like overkill. You get your pets their vaccinations and flea meds, and then you sorrowfully say goodbye when they get old, right?
As you know from my 21 Reuses for Freezer Bags and 21 Uses for Coffee Grounds (apparently I love the number 21) posts, I don’t like to waste things. I take pride every week in how small the garbage sack is at the bottom of my driveway. It means I am reusing, reducing and recycling! That being said, every time I stared at that
Using Google Analytics, I found which articles people read the most this year on BargainBabe.com. I’m surprised a few of the articles below made the list, but I’m also puzzled by a few articles that didn’t make the list. A quick look back at the community’s most popular reads. How many of them have you read?
Signing off for a quick break to eat turkey before we return for Black Friday. We will be blogging about the best deals and sales, so check back if you are shopping in store or online. This year I am thankful for my loving husband and two precious children. For my sisters who are my best friends and constant support. And I am truly thankful
Fall is in the air and Oktoberfest is not far behind! If the changing of the seasons has you thinking about a nice tall cold one, you’re not alone. Then again, what season doesn’t go with a good beer? But beer can get pricey and eat into your grocery or entertainment budgets fast. My spending dropped fast this year because I got pregnant, but that may
Has it really been 13 years since 9/11? Gosh, it has. Who remembers that day? Every year the tributes and news coverage shrinks. Fewer friends and family seem to recognize that this day is different. A day to remember and mourn. Perhaps they are moving on. I am, too. My heartache is softer, fainter. I call up the images in my head – the plumes
I’m super psyched to announce that BargainBabe.com is a finalist for a really important award – the Best Deals and Bargains Blog in the Plutus Awards. Okay, so it’s not like I’m up for an Oscar, but for an everyday finance blogger like myself, this means being recognized by my peers for the hard work our team does everyday to save you money!!! The nomination
What has your dishwasher done for you lately? You know, other than wash your dishes and such…. Sometimes being a frugalista means having to have more time on your hands than money, to search out the great deals. With a second baby on the way at my house, I’m needing to find more and more ways to save time so that I can continue to
Need more options for what to do with expiring airline miles? I already get more magazines than I can read each month, and never have enough for a flight or for “purchasing” items in the mileage stores. So when I got another letter from United saying I had 10,000 miles about to go the way of the buffalo, I was excited to see that I
When I moved from Los Angles, to Kansas City, I couldn’t believe how cheap the cost of living was! Beers were $2.50, not $8, movies were less than $10 and I could home prices were two thirds lower! It’s amazing to me how cities, thousands of miles away or hundreds, can have such differences in costs. Kiplinger’s came out with this year’s list of the
While we love a good bargain as much as the next guy (heck – it’s in our name!), there are some things you just should not buy at garage gales. Whether it’s safety, sanitary or financial reasons, we’ve come up with a list that will help you spend your money like a pro at summer yard sales! What Not to Buy at Garage Sales
Wanted to let you know that we are adding new features to BargainBabe.com, including grocery coupons and product reviews! You may have already noticed that we’ve featured a few of our favorite products: Bobbi raved about her Blendtec blender She shared her favorite childhood toys and family games And she endorsed the Contingo waterseal water bottle as “the best” Look out for at least one product
I’m pretty sneaky. 🙂 I went and had a second baby without telling you all! Her name is Celia and she was born 7lb 4oz almost five months ago. She is a happy, smiley baby that has already slept 11 hours at night on several occasions! We love her and are quickly getting used to have two little ones. Big sister Lucy is doing great
10… 9… 8… 7… waitaminute, is it really 2014 already? A year ago I had a 6-week-old baby, rented an apartment in California, and had plans to return to my job in community mental health when maternity leave was up. 12 months later, life has intervened. We own a home near Seattle, and I’m a mostly-stay-at-home mom to a walking, babbling, mischievous 13-month-old. Some years
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are gathering with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of your life. I am thankful for my loving husband, my beautiful children, that I have a job I love and a warm home, and that I have friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving with. We hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~Julia and the BargainBabe.com Team PS. We’ll