32 Frugal Gift Ideas for Christmas in 2018

I love celebrating the holidays. And 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 the...

41 Stores That Are Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

Planning on doing some Thanksgiving Day shopping? Don’t go anywhere until you check this list. Yes, some stores are opening on Thanksgiving. This is far from the norm from when I was a kid. I remember all stores being closed on Thanksgiving. We’d gas...

Amazon Student vs Amazon Prime: How are They Different?

One popular way to save money at Amazon is by subscribing to Amazon Prime as you receive free two-day shipping, unlimited media streaming, and exclusive discounts. If you are a college student, you can enjoy these Prime benefits for half the cost. As you...

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...

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist & Feel Good About The Process

Last month I wrote an informative post on how to sell your car on craigslist and get top dollar. This week, we'll talk about how to buy a car on Craigslist. Both of these posts were born out of our need for a new vehicle after we totaled our Suburban this...

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...

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 process...

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 that...

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