How I Found an Extra $100

When I need an extra $100 or sometimes even $200, I look in my pantry.  Money hidden in the pantry?  Don’t be ridiculous.  If I hid money in the pantry, I certainly wouldn’t advertise the fact online.  I find money in my pantry by doing a month long pantry...

A Trick for Too Tight Pants

I’m a little embarrassed about posting this hint on my blog.  For one thing, I don’t really like admitting to people that sometimes my pants are too tight.  For another thing, this hint is so well-known that it’s unlikely that many will...

How Much Should You Buy for Christmas?

Black Friday is less than a week away, and if you’re planning a big shopping day, you may be wondering just how much you should spend this year on Christmas gifts. I’m not going to tell you exactly how much money you should spend or how many gifts to buy,...

The Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter

Being a pet owner can be such a rewarding experience!  We love our little dog Mocha, but the question of what to do with her when we go away used to cause us a fair amount of stress.  We tried having friends or relatives watch Mocha in their homes, and while they...

Do You Practice Creative Deprivation?

Ever feel as if you don’t have a minute between activities to catch your breath?  If you consider yourself to be too busy and you long for a less frantic pace, you may need to work on cultivating some Creative Deprivation. I first read of this concept of...

What’s So Bad About Debt?

During the month of February when I am trying to shake free a little extra cash by doing a pantry challenge, I thought it would be a good time to blog about some ideas for spending extra cash. One of the best ways to use extra money is to pay off debt.   A long time...