Hold a “Financial Lent” or fast to see what luxuries you can live without and how much money you can save by cutting back or giving it up altogether.
Archive for April, 2010
This is a method I have successfully used year after year on a very clever horse. If you follow my example, do so at your own risk and not on a horse that is extremely prone to panic. Do not do this when the horse is tied. Also remember first to take the little cap [...]
A list of government websites and resources for identifying and reporting fraud, identity theft, SPAM, email scams and more.
Original artwork by Madoline Hatter available on a variety of merchandise at Mozartini As we learn in grade school science, everything on this Earth is composed of many smaller things, which in turn are composed of even smaller things, etc., etc., etc. The same principle applies to finance and fortune. I have often read or [...]
Madoline and I live in fear of debt; that is one of the reasons we are so vigilant about saving money. We have witnessed firsthand the consequences of extravagant spending and debt (perhaps we will share these stories at a later time), and that is why we live the way we do. So how do [...]
Food safety practices should actually apply all year round, but in summer and any time of warm weather, regular precautions might not be enough. For example, you might be able to leave food unrefrigerated for several hours in February without seeing any major effects, but the same practice may not work for you in August [...]
In recent months, the subject of “too many credit cards” has frequently arisen on blogs and forums. I have even seen a post title saying that closing a credit card will immediately boost your credit score by 10 points. I don’t know if this is true; a quick search on Google didn’t turn up any [...]