Be Frugal and Clean. Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent and Save Money

Trent over at The Simple Dollar posted an article about making laundry detergent and enjoying homemade laundry detergent benefits, namely saving money. Let’s bump frugality up a notch today and learn how to save money with homemade laundry soap. Trent said he’s been experimenting with making lots of cleaning supplies at home, but this one … Read more

What’s in Your Go Bag? Are You Prepared for the Next Unexpected Emergency? Start with Small Savings.

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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein Units be advised we are receiving a 911 call of a subject wearing dark clothing, sunglasses, carrying a rifle and entering the mall…the radio is silent, but you know everyone and their mother in en route to that … Read more

How Do I Find Out Where My Old Life Insurance Policy is Now?

Question: Dear Steve, In 1982 I bought a Life Insurance term policy and Bankcard Holders was the policyholder. Since then I have divorced and remarried and wish to change my beneficiary. However, it appears this company is now out of business. Would you know how I would find out who purchased their existing accounts at … Read more

54 Free & Cheap Things to Do at Home With Your Kids

Keeping your kids busy and on track with their studies is challenging, especially when you need to work remotely at the same time. Luckily, there are hundreds of incredible online resources that you and your family can use. Many sites have even opened their educational platforms to free public access during the coronavirus crisis. Here are several of our … Read more

ER Staffing Company Reverses Benefits Cuts for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus

A major medical staffing company said it wouldn’t go through with cuts to doctors’ pay and benefits after ProPublica first reported the plans. Alteon Health, which employs more than 1,700 doctors and other medical workers nationwide, said Sunday it won’t cut medical directors’ stipends by 20%, as planned, and will continue offering paid time off, … Read more

The Coronavirus Might Just Kill Your Finances Before It Kills Anyone You Know

The coronavirus, AKA COVID-19, might be more life-threatening to the those who least suspect and the old but the life implications might just kill the financial lives of a wide swath of people. Year-after-year the warnings come out about how much people save for an emergency. The results are never good. Bankrate reported in 2019 … Read more

6 Ways to Shop Smarter Online

More than 79% of Americans purchased goods and services online in 2018 and that number is expected to exceed 90% in 2023.  Online shopping is becoming the norm, but that doesn’t mean we’re all pro shoppers. From the growing problem with fake reviews to browser extensions that can help you but also spy on you, the internet … Read more

You Just Can’t Live in Budget Hell With This Kind of Guilt

Budgets suck. Most budgets are really just a page of lies. They fail because they are not built on any sort of financial balance but instead seem to be driven more by spending guilt. Somehow the impression is that people who go without “unnecessary” expenses are somehow purer or better at managing their money. Hogwash. … Read more

I’m in Love With PillPack Saving Me Time and Money on Prescriptions

Dealing with increasing prescription costs for medication is an issue for many. I know my personal monthly costs have been rising over the years. I wanted to let you know about a very interesting company PillPack.com. PillPack is now an Amazon-owned company. Walmart was hot and heavy to purchase them as well but lost out. … Read more

Walmart and Kroger are Testing New Store Shelf Electronic Price Tags

Here is an interesting look at some tests at Walmart with new electronic labels for pricing information in their grocery section. Kroger has also been testing new label ideas to make shopping easier. rame> I would expect in just a few years that electronic product labels will become standard. Eventually, it would not be impossible … Read more