Last week I purchased a Groupon for a new Crossfit gym in town. I told a friend to buy one also and soon, because they were selling out. She said, “Oh, I’ll just call the gym and get the same discount without Groupon when I’m ready.” I asked her what she meant – would the gym do that? “If they are smart,” she replied. “They
I just sold a TV stand that my husband inherited from a roommate on Craigslist for $35 and now I want to have an indoor garage sale! (Read our tips to sell stuff on Craigslist). In most of the country for much of the year, it’s too cold to have anything but an indoor garage sale. If you’re cooped up and looking for something to do,
What New Year’s resolutions did you set last year? Did you reach them? Statistics say that 40% of us are estimated to set New Year’s resolutions and only 8% of of us achieve our goals. I like to take time over Christmas break to reflect on the past year and set goals. For the first time in a long time, I’m one of the 8%.
One of my fantasies for saving money is to live off the grid. No electrical bills, no gas bill, no heating oil bill, no water bill! I day dream about collecting gray water, composting toilets, and harvesting rain water. What self-sufficient bliss! The problem is, I have no idea how to turn this money saving fantasy into reality. Have you lived off the grid? How did
I’ve been in search of the best natural deodorant and took it upon myself to test out a few sticks, sprays, and roll-ons. Some of them flat-out didn’t work. I’m sharing my findings with you because buying deodorants that don’t work stinks — literally! Plus, it’s a waste of money. Unlike antiperspirants, the deodorants I tried don’t contain parabens, PEGs, and synthetic ingredients so you
A friend recently mentioned that her roommate owned 60 pairs of jeans. 60! Apparently, they started counting while packing the apartment in preparation for a big move. I was stunned. Is it possible to own 60 pairs of jeans?! But before I judge my friend’s roommate (it may be too late) I decided to count everything in my own closet. Here is my inventory of my
There are 1.4 billion people living in poverty worldwide — that’s four times the population of the US, according to the Live Below the Line initiative. Live Below the Line wants to challenge “the way people in the U.S. think about poverty.” The group is doing this by asking people to cut their food budget to $1.50 a day for five days starting April 29.