You don’t want identity theft. Believe me. One of the scariest moments of my life was when my data was stolen. A woman walked around Sacramento with a drivers license with her picture and my data. Since she had my Social Security number and date of birth, along with false documents, she opened up […]
Money Saving Tips
Our financial lives can get complicated, and sometimes things slip through the cracks. I forgot about an old account when I moved from California to Utah a few years ago. I kept $140 in a checking account at a credit union to maintain membership, since credit unions often have great auto loan rates. The […]
Have you been thinking of trying online clothing consignment and thrift store – ThredUP? I tried it and here’s the review of my experience for Tightwad Tuesday Episode #13
It’s amazing how much money slips through our fingers. Once I started tracking my spending, I found my frequent trips to discount retailers added up. Buying a dress or blouse for $25 – $30 seemed like no big deal but take all together, the purchases added up to $120 – $150 a month. Until […]
I used to be excited when I bought something on sale. The “deal” was my indication of success. In hind sight, I wasted a lot of money with this mindset. Price is only one part of the equation. A better way to think about your purchases is to determine the cost per use. For example, […]
In Episode 10 of Tightwad Tuesdays, I share thinking behind making a major purchase. Skiing is my favorite sport so I bought new boots this season. Were they an expense or an investment? You tell me! What was your very best sporting goods purchase?