Cheap Trick: How to Dry Shoes Fast

Cheap Trick How to Dry Shoes Fast

My son wanted to go on a bike ride with his dad and brother the other day. Now, it’s “spring” in Minnesota which means that it can be a little muddy, but since he was riding his bike and not walking around in the muck, I suggested that he wear his sneakers instead of his […]

You Have Time to Save Money

You Have Time to Save Money

Life is busy. Work, school, activities, volunteering, hobbies, kids, pets… they all take time.  Throw in unexpected illnesses, car repairs and home improvement projects and you’ve got a lot to do. It can seem like you don’t have time to save money.  But you do.    You will either find a way or find an excuse. […]

The Struggle to Maintain

The Struggle to Maintain

I’ve paid off $40,000 in debt.  I’ve lost 30 pounds.  And during those processes, I was often reminded of how paying down debt is a lot like trying to lose weight. It’s easier to get into debt than it is to pay it off.  It’s easier to gain weight than it is to lose.   It’s […]

When Having Brand Loyalty Is Okay

When having brand loyalty is okay

A friend of mine was recently lamenting on Facebook that Target had stopped carrying her favorite brand of conditioner. Now she knows I am a person who believes that abandoning brand loyalty is an easy way to save money on the things you need, and she confessed that she just couldn’t switch brands because this […]