I heard the most bizarre story on NPR about a broker who resells weddings that have been called off by the bride and groom. To avoid losing deposits for the caterer, venue, and more, the broker resells the wedding to a couple who would rather not plan their own wedding! Plus, the couple that steps in gets a nice discount. Is the bridal broker taking
I recently listed my IKEA loft bed frame on Craigslist after I was inspired by reader Christian L. (see comments), who regularly makes money on Craiglist. He’s been very successful at selling items on Craigslist for as low as $1 and as high as $4,000 (In case you’re wondering, it was a car.). Wow! He’s super savvy so I asked him for tips on selling
Welcome to our newest writer, Julie! This is her first post on BargainBabe.com. Here’s a little info about her. I’m a new mom and licensed mental health therapist living in Southern California. My bargain passions are sewing, outdoor activities, eating out on the cheap, anything related to kids and babies, and trying to help my Apple-obsessed husband live within a technology budget! Leave me a
Several months ago, pantry moths attacked my kitchen. I spent days cleaning out every nook and cranny and had to throw out half of the items in my pantry. Ouch. What a waste of money. After that, I vowed to store my grains, seeds, and nuts in glass jars. Now I’ve got a great collection of recycled glass jars. Here are 15 ideas for up-cycling
I was stunned that nine out of 10 readers who chatted with me on the BargainBabe.com Facebook page about how many credit cards they had in their wallet HAD NONE! Those nine readers only carry debit cards. Confession: I have never used a debit card, ever. I am scared of debit cards! Why do you use debit?
Reader Kate shared how she makes money from home through a site called MTurk, a branch of Amazon.com that connects workers with brief paid online projects. Kate’s work on MTurk led to another job! We haven’t written TOO much about making money from home, though we have covered making money at kids consignment sales, making money by watching ads, making money through spring cleaning, and
When we gab about our personal life on social media sites, we may very well be providing all the information scammers need to defraud us. Some banks are even changing the way they ID customers to reduce the risk of identity theft, says the New York Times‘ money blog, Bucks. Prevent identity theft with these 7 9 tips.
I may be a sucker for puppets that make me nostalgic for Jim Hensen’s Muppets, but I FRICKIN LOVE THIS VIDEO OF PUPPETS RAPPING ABOUT STUDENT LOANS. Watch this video. It’s a very good way to spend 2:21. Note: This video was made by LendKey, a company that represents more than 200 credit unions, so it’s no surprise that the puppets recommend credit unions so
The other day, my non-frugal hubby came home with $40 of drugstore products that I could have bought for $8 at the dollar store. I smiled sweetly and made a mental note to keep these items in stock so he doesn’t run out. (Smiling sweetly is my secret to a long marriage.) Although the quality of the items sold at the dollar stores varies greatly,
My handy hubby announced the other day that it was not good to put egg shells down the garbage disposal. Since we eat a lot of eggs, I had to figure out something (other than just into the garbage can) to do with those shells. I found some great ideas and I’m sharing them with you. Here are my top 8 ideas for using eggshells:
Would using a credit card that earns 5% cash back on gas earn more money back than a credit card that earns 1% cash back on every single purchase? Reader Diane and I have been chewing on this question in the comments section of my post on a reader’s credit card bill. I decided to do the math and figure it out once and for