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Archives for November 2008 Why Pay for Shipping When You Don’t Have To? Has All the Online Free Shipping Deals I recently discovered a great money-saving website.  It’s called  Now that we’re approaching the heavy holiday shopping period I thought you might like to know about, where you can get information on all of the free shipping deals available through most popular online retailers.  After […]

An Update on My ESPP Flip

Six months ago I shared that my company ESPP had become my property tax escrow. ESPP Information A quick refresher…an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a benefit offered by some publicly traded corporations.  It’s basically an account you stash money into for a specified period of time (6 months for me), and at the […]

2 Reasons People Are Not Saving Enough Money

Everyone wants to save more money: whether for short-term needs and wants, a safety net, retirement, or for financial freedom. It’s hard to imagine a person who doesn’t want more money stashed away. So, why are there so many people with so little savings? Why are so many people throwing their arms up in frustration saying, “I […]

Home Inspections: For Existing and Even New Construction Homes

Home Inspection After One Year We just had our home inspected.  Those of you who have been following along more than a year might be questioning that move.  “Didn’t you buy a house last year this time, PT?”  As a matter of fact we did.  So why are we just now getting it inspected?  Well, […]

Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades and Get Free Razor Samples

Make Your Razor Blades Last Longer Those darn disposable razors cartridges.  So expensive and it seems they go bad so quick.  Reader J has a great tip frugal tip to help extend the life of our disposable razor cartridges: “If you use a manual razor to shave in the morning (Gillette Fusion, in my case), […]

Book Review: How to Be the Family CFO by Kim Snider

A few months ago I was sent a copy of “How to Be the Family CFO: 4 Simple Steps to Put Your Financial House in Order” by Kim Snider. I was excited to read it and give you guys a review for a couple of reasons: 1. Kim is a first time author with her […]