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Why Everyone Should Keep at Least $30 in Cash on Them at All Times

Why Everyone Should Keep at Least $30 in Cash on Them at All Times

Tweet I was reading a recent post over at Jim’s Blueprint for Financial Prosperity site that asked readers how much cash they typically carry, and with the abundance of credit and debit cards, I wasn’t surprised to see that most of the responses dealt with having very little, or no cash at all. And in […]

Generation X Feeling Sandwiched Between Boomers and Gen Y in the Workplace

Generation X Feeling Sandwiched Between Boomers and Gen Y in the Workplace

Tweet Are you unhappy at work? BusinessWeek has had a few stories this year that talk about the generational divide that’s occurring in the workplace, and how this is affecting different generations of workers. Generation X is in a unique position right now because many workers are sandwiched between the baby boomers and Gen Y. […]

Now is the Time to Start a Landscaping Project – Deals on Perennials and Equipment Abound

Now is the Time to Start a Landscaping Project – Deals on Perennials and Equipment Abound

Tweet Late Summer and Fall Yield Deep Discounts on Landscape Plants If you’ve been thinking about taking on a landscaping project around the house, there is no better time to do it than in late summer and early fall (at least in most locations that experience a cool or cold winter). As the growing season […]

The Must-Have Kitchen Appliance That Will Help You Save Money and Eat Healthier

The Must-Have Kitchen Appliance That Will Help You Save Money and Eat Healthier

Tweet Last week I took a look at a number of food and grocery related topics which have been a hot area of discussion with the rising prices of food due to inflation. Even though my tone was a bit cynical at times, the fact is many people are trying to save money on food […]

Spam Sales on the Rise, Common Sense at an All-Time Low

Spam Sales on the Rise, Common Sense at an All-Time Low

Tweet There is no shortage of absurd measures people will take in hopes of saving a few dollars, but I think this one takes the cake. I first heard the story on NPR this morning, where the sales of Spam are rapidly increasing thanks to more people buying the food-like substance as a substitute for […]

The Cost of a Family Cookout is Soaring – And by Soaring, I Mean $1.65

The Cost of a Family Cookout is Soaring – And by Soaring, I Mean $1.65

Tweet JLP over at All Financial Matters pointed out an MSN article that says family cookout costs are soaring. Given the higher price of gas and groceries are a hot topic as of late, I just had to check it out. Just as JLP had mentioned, I found the sources for this study to be […]

Maybe Higher Food Prices Are Actually Good For Us as a Society

Maybe Higher Food Prices Are Actually Good For Us as a Society

Tweet CNN is about the most worthless place to get news, but I still check their site a few times a week for comedic value. I’m usually pleasantly surprised when I come across some absurd story, and today was no different. The sensationalistic stories that constantly portray the world ending are far from news, and […]

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Christmas Holiday Under $75

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Christmas Holiday Under $75

Tweet The clock is ticking and you only have about a week left to find those perfect gifts for Christmas. While it may seem impossible to get everything you want, you don’t have to resort to giving gift cards or cash this year. There are plenty of ideas out there that can help you find […]

A List of Some 2007 Cyber Monday Sales

A List of Some 2007 Cyber Monday Sales

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of all of the nicknames that the media is giving to certain days this time of year. First it was Black Friday, which stemmed from retailers marking the day after Thanksgiving as a time when they head into the black. Now, we have Cyber Monday, which […]

Receive a Free One Year Subscription to Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine

Receive a Free One Year Subscription to Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine

Tweet I’ve had a free subscription for the past year, but my last issue just came in the mail and it had a card attached for a free renewal for another year. In addition to being able to get the free subscription by sending in the card, they listed a website as well. The good […]