Lifestyle

Is the iPhone Worth the Money?

Is the iPhone Worth the Money?

Thanks to Walmart, I’ve been given the opportunity to do a long term review of the iPhone 3G. I’ll admit this is probably not a purchase I would have made myself, because I’m not convinced it’s […]

Deciding Between Working Part-Time versus Full-Time

Question My husband and I have been married for about a year and a half. We always knew that I would be a stay-at-home mom once we have kids (hopefully in another year or so), but […]

Surviving a Recession: Lessons From Our Ancestors

Bank failures. Bailouts. Rising unemployment. Stagnant housing market. Economic stimulus package. It seems that every day headlines contain stories about each of these subjects. If there was any lingering doubt before, there is none now. The […]

You Tell Me: Urban Homesteading?

Urban homesteaders find ways to grow their own food, despite a lack of space. I’ve been on a back to the basics kick lately. I’m growing my own vegetables, earning my own income from home, baking […]

“You Deserve It” Advertising Campaigns

There are three words in the English language that I’m beginning to loathe. Those words are “You Deserve It!” How many times have you heard those words. “Buy yourself a new outfit. You deserve it!” “Take […]

De-cluttering with Children

One of my goals in being a more frugal person is to cut down the stuff in my house to only the things we use and love. I started with the master bedroom, and managed to […]

There’s No Shame in Renting

Sometimes renting makes more sense than buying. There’s been a lot of debate in the blogosphere lately about renting vs. buying a home.  Millionaire Mommy Next Door touts renting as one of the ways she has […]

Being Frugal is Being Different

Being Frugal is Being Different

Being different makes the world a colorful place. As an American living in France, people know that I am different as soon as I open my mouth. It might be because of my accent, or the […]

My Clutter is Making Me Fat!

Sometimes the clutter in my life gets the best of me. At least that’s what Peter Walsh says.  He was the main guest on Oprah Thursday, promoting his new book, Does This Clutter Make My Butt […]

Is There a Downside to Gazelle Intensity?

If you’ve ever heard of Dave Ramsey, you’ve no doubt heard the term “gazelle intensity“. Gazelle intensity is the term Dave uses to describe the intensity with which one should pay off their credit cards. Basically […]

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