10 Items You Absolutely Need as a New Parent

10 Items You Absolutely Need as a New Parent

Having a baby is exciting, and having your first baby means there are tons of new things to learn – and to buy. My wife Kim and I had our first baby last year, and our second one a few months ago. So, I finally feel like enough of a semi-expert that I can share...
24 Frugal Gift Ideas for Christmas

24 Frugal Gift Ideas for Christmas

I love celebrating the holidays. I love seeing the joy on my kids’ and loved ones’ faces when they open the gifts we’ve gotten them. I also love to not spend money. This might seem like a rather conflicting statement, but as I’ve learned over...

4 Secrets for Scoring a Great Deal on Amazon.com

1. Amazon.com Price Fluctuations It’s a known fact that Amazon.com changes the price of items on a daily or even hourly basis. While they are fairly closed lip on this topic, it is my belief that they are simply following buying trends and data which they have...
How to Buy a Used Car from a Private Party

How to Buy a Used Car from a Private Party

On Monday we bought my wife a newer “used” car. She drove her previous car, which was a 1998 Honda Accord, for about 3 years and it was time to replace it. I know firsthand that buying a used car can be frustrating, so here are some tips to make the...
Is a New Car Worth the Money?

Is a New Car Worth the Money?

I think this is a question that everyone asks themselves at some point in time, “Should I buy a new car or a used car?” In this post I will break down the pros & cons of both to let you decide. That New Car Smell There is something about a new car...