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Rediscovering the Power of DIY

22 Jan

diy tools

We live in a world of automation and outsourcing. Our culture tells us that we need to eat precooked food, buy pre assembled products, and let others work for us. How many people these days change their own motor oil or paint their own homes? Not as many as their once were, that’s for sure. [...]

The Number One Way to Save Money

3 Nov


There are, of course, lots of different ways to save money. These ways are often debated as far as which one is the best, and there is definitely merit to those arguments. However, I am here to tell you that there is one way to save money that is very clearly the most effective. Not [...]

Buying Meat Without Breaking the Bank

25 Oct


I love meat. I look at vegetarians around me (including half of my own family) and laugh about how they are missing out on one of the greatest things that will ever touch their tongues. And yet, I am a poor college student. Well not exactly poor I guess. In fact I’m way more financially [...]

Commuting: The Fool’s Way of Wasting Away Money and Life

17 Oct

commuting costs

The odds are that today you either already have, or are soon going to make a commute by car to work. For most people, that is just a normal thing. Driving to your job, school, or any other daily commitment is a normal thing that all Americans do. It’s just normal. BUT WHY? Do you [...]

Let Someone Else Cook For Me? Nonsense!

12 Oct


It never ceases to amaze me just how much money people are willing to shell out to sustain their bodies. I watch my friends go to restaurants for just regular, everyday meals. I won’t deny that going out to eat with a group of friends can be a lot of fun. However, it’s the eating [...]

The Common Cents of The Latte Factor

28 Sep


One of the most common phrases in the world of personal finance is one coined several years ago by David Bach – The Latte Factor. If you’ve read one of Bach’s books or seen one of his presentations (fairly likely, they’re very popular), then you’ve no doubt heard about it. If not, you can check [...]

26 Unusual Ways to Save Money

24 Sep

unusual money savings

Everyone knows the common money-saving tips. Turn off your lights, use coupons, put up window plastic and buy programmable thermostats to lower your utility bills and shopping costs. Sometimes those tips simply aren’t enough. Sometimes we’re already doing them, and want more unique ideas for saving money. Here are a few more unique money-saving tips [...]

Money on the Line: Old Fashioned Clothes Drying

13 Sep


Right before I wrote this article, I did something that saved me a small amount of money. Not a huge amount by any means, but a small amount. That small amount of money is saved every time I do a normal thing that every person (at least that I know) does at least occasionally: laundry. [...]

Men: Dress Like a Million Bucks (Without Spending it)

7 Sep

Business attire

In the first part of this series, I discussed why you should always dress well in the hopes that it will help boost your professional life. You can find that article here. Now it’s time that we discuss the how of dressing well. Today I’m going to be talking about men, and how they can [...]

Save Money on Computers: Go DIY

3 Sep

diy computer

Like Computers? Me too. Like saving money even more? Yeah, me too. This is a huge dilemma for many. Computers are very expensive pieces of electronics that have to be replaced after just a few short years. And yet, they are absolutely essential to modern, 21st century life. For many people, including myself, they even [...]

Cable Alternatives that Save you Hundreds

27 Aug

We all know that cable TV is one of the biggest monthly expenditures for the average American family. You probably have it, and you most definitely hate the bill every month. It’s just money going into a service that you probably don’t even use all that often. However, many people still don’t cut it. The [...]