The Easy Way to Do Christmas on a Budget


Managing Money

This is part one in a four part series on doing Christmas on a Budget. See part two here. I’m not the best at budgeting. That’s probably not the best thing for a personal financial blogger to put out there, but there it is. But where I fail at the big picture, month-to-month budgeting, I […]

November 11, 2011

4 Ways to Save Money on Insurance Costs


Managing Money

Insurance is one of those things you hate paying for until you need it. But going uninsured — or underinsured — is a short-sighted way to save some money. There are legitimate ways of keeping your insurance expenses in check, however. Here are four ways you can lower the cost of your insurance: Raise your […]

November 11, 2011

How to Combat Jumps in Food Prices


Managing Money

According to this infographic from Bankrate, fish prices are up almost 8% this year. I’ve certainly seen a jump in the salmon we buy. And because of a poor peanut harvest, peanut butter prices are expected to jump anywhere from 20% to 40% — depending on the brand — starting in November. Check out other […]

October 28, 2011