Sorry You Bought TurboTax? Get H&R Block Free

H&R Block software

If you’re an early bird who already bought TurboTax 2014, you may have been unpleasantly surprised to discover that many of the forms that used to be included with the software now come with additional fees. This can mean paying an additional $20  to $40 or even more to file your tax forms on top […]

Frugal Things to Do When Waiting

Frugal Things to Do When Waiting

When you have kids, it can feel like you’re always waiting.   Waiting to pick them up from school.  Waiting to pick them up from activities.  Waiting for an activity to start or waiting for an activity to end. We love our kids, but that waiting just feels like so much wasted time. I first realized […]

Baby Steps to Living Greener

Baby Steps to Living Greener

So I announced with a bit of fanfare and flourish that my theme for this year was to live greener. I recognize that I already do some things that are considered “green” like recycling and composting, but I know that if I stepped up my game in this area, I would be doing the world […]

How to Stay Warm in Cold Winter Weather

How to Stay Warm in Cold Winter Weather

It has been really cold here in northern Minnesota.  Cold, as in, -45ºF windchill COLD.  And I’ve heard reports from friends and family enduring unseasonably cold temperatures in parts of the country that are supposed to be warm.  It’s pretty cold everywhere. I’ve survived more than three decades of bitter cold Minnesota winters, so I […]