Finding the Courage to Save Money

Finding the Courage to Save Money

I’m the type of person who obsesses about details.  I scrutinize purchases. I agonize over all types of decisions big or small.  At times, my fear of making a mistake has cost me money.  I’ve missed out on opportunities that could have helped us save money or helped us earn more. There have been times […]

How To Get Out of Debt and Stay Out

How to Get Out of Debt and Stay Out

I frequently get e-mails from readers asking for help with their finances.  They are mired in debt of all kinds.  They’ve suffered through the financial woes that come with astronomical medical expenses, crushing student loans, credit card overload, job loss, and bad business decisions.  They’ve lost everything in a natural disaster, a fire, or a […]

You Deserve Better

You Deserve Better

A quick glance at your bank account shows there’s more month than money.  There’s a pile of bills on the kitchen counter that you haven’t opened yet.  Dinner is fast food you grabbed on your way home from your second job.  You ignore the check engine light on your car because there’s no time or […]

Best of Northern Cheapskate: 2015 Edition

Best of Northern Cheapskate 2015

This year has been another great year for Northern Cheapskate.  Our traffic doubled and we’re continuing to reach new money-saving folks all the time.  We celebrated our 8th year of bringing you all kinds of frugal living tips and money-saving ideas and we couldn’t have done it without you and your support. Thank you! We’d […]