Turkey day has come and gone and now it’s time for the busiest holiday of the year to begin. You know what that means… spending, spending, and you guessed it… more spending. With all of the presents to buy, food to prepare and gas to fill your tank (To drive all the way to Uncle [...]
It’s now August and it’s getting close to school time. At this point, all of the college students (And some of their parents who can’t wait till they leave) are counting down the days till they go back to school. So you have the essentials ready to go, you got new sneaks, your hip new [...]
I love my dad. And I am sure you love yours too. I’d love to present him with a brand new car every Father’s Day. But that isn’t going to happen. So what do you get the guy who has everything, and still stay on budget? Here’s a few ideas…
Investing isn’t just for mom and dad anymore. College students across the country are making investments in products to make their lives more efficient and their wallets a little heavier. By making investments in the products below I have not only helped the environment in many cases (no more plastic water bottles!) but I have [...]
Just about two weeks ago Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law banning all drivers from texting while behind the wheel. The law, a result of intense lobbying by safe-driving advocates and families of loved ones lost in fatal accidents caused by distracted drivers, will take effect in October of this year. The ban covers [...]
AHH! Summer is here, and the living is easy. (Or so the old, old song goes, so old that I don’t even know the name of it… somebody tell me in the comments section…) So how do we have a great cookout without barbecuing the budget? It’s really pretty easy.
National Sun Safety Week is coming to an end (June 1-7) and Consumer Reports has released its list of the top products to protect your skin. Consumer Reports tested 12 brands of sunscreen at an outside lab where they assessed how well each blocked UVA and UVB rays and if they were actually as water [...]
I hate to shave. It’s an annoying ritual that slows down my morning. And of course when I am in a rush, or headed to an important meeting -that’s the time I cut myself and look like an idiot. I don’t like electric razors, and the old fashioned double edge razors just seem dangerous to [...]
Today I am going to talk a little trash. Don’t be shocked; trash talk is good for you. Do you have any idea how much money you are throwing out? Literally in the wastebasket? Lets take a look. According to the EPA, the average American throws out 4.4 pounds of waste PER DAY. That’s 29 [...]
When faced with an expense of any kind, I take a few moments and think it through. What do I need – not what do I need to BUY, but what do I need to accomplish?