From the monthly archives:

March 2012

Just last week I noticed that it’s about time for me to get another oil change. At least according to that little sticker on my windshield. How kind of that garage to remind me. I’ve been sticking to the “every 3,000 miles” rule pretty much since I got my license. However, now that I’m driving [...]

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A friend of mine recently asked me what she should be doing to save for retirement. With the uncertainty of the future of social security, we should all be asking ourselves this question. The earlier you start saving for retirement, the longer your retirement account will have a chance to compound and the more you [...]

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People love coupons. As you know, if you read my recent grocery challenge update, I am not one of those people. Not only are coupons not necessary for a thrifty lifestyle, but they can even be detrimental to your wallet and your budget. According to Nielson Clearing House (NCH), 78% of consumers report using coupons [...]

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For beer lovers, this may be a golden age for American craft beer.  Just 30 years ago, there were only 44 breweries in  operation in the USA, producing nearly 200 million barrels of beer per year.  The number of barrels produced hasn’t increased much in 2012… but the number of breweries has skyrocketed to 1,600!  [...]

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Boston’s Winter Restaurant Week is upon us again! This delicious week (which, in response to diner’s feedback, is actually 2 weeks this year) is presented by The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and runs from March 18-23 and 25-30. 200+ establishments offer some of the area’s best dining at a much more affordable price than [...]

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The following is a guest post from Anthony Jones. With one sports season about to end and another set to begin, even the best of fans can’t always find the dough to make it to cheer on their team in person.  But did you know there are ways around those high ticket prices? To help [...]

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Stop & Shop trip #1 Date: Sunday, March 4th Total: $110.28 Target trip #1 Date: Thursday, March 8th Total: $6.11 Stop & Shop trip #2 Date: Sunday, March 10th Total: $126.74 As you can see from the breakdown above I have spent $243.13 on food so far this month. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but [...]

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Everyone loves a fresh start right? The clocks have been changed, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to start the spring cleaning.  So why not use this renewed energy as a push to live a more frugal lifestyle? I’m not saying to flip your life upside down overnight and start sacrificing everything in [...]

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Infographic: Student Credit Cards

50% of college students have four or more credit cards. That’s more than any responsible person needs. Many students use cards to either live beyond their means or pay for tuition and other education expenses. But when bills aren’t paid in full every month, the cost of education becomes even higher than it already is. [...]

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The following is a guest post by Christine Kane. If you are anything like me, you could go through a book a day. Classics, thrillers, fiction or non-fiction; it doesn’t really matter as long as you’ve got words in front of you. But how do you keep up with your book fetish without breaking the [...]

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