Entertainment

A Frugal Man And His Wii: Answering A Plethora Of Reader Questions About The Purchase

One of the most frequent issues that readers write to me about is my thoughts on purchasing a Wii. I mentioned briefly before the five financial lessons that a Wii purchase taught me, but this didn’t seem to sate the questions from readers. So I’m going to take a brief sojourn here and answer all …

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The Simple Dollar Extra Edition: Your Local NCAA Tournament Pool

This isn’t really personal finance advice, but I felt compelled to post this because of the ongoing NCAA men’s basketball tournament and the prevalence of office pools. If you’re not interested, feel free to skip this post; this is merely an extra posting to fill people in on the details of a strategy for filling …

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The Only Thing You’ll Need To Spend Is Time: Ten Great, Free Hobbies

After my recent post on my quest to reduce spending on hobbies, a reader dropped me a line with the following query: All of my hobbies are really expensive and so I’m trying to find something cheaper to fill my time. Could you write a post listing some interesting free hobbies? As per request, here …

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Ever Looked At Your Credit Card Statement, Whistled, And Said “I Need To Find A Cheaper Hobby?” Here’s How.

As I mentioned recently, earlier this week I found an old credit card statement and spent some time evaluating what sorts of stupid things I spent my money on just a year ago. I decided to circle everything on the list that was directly related to a hobby and total each hobby up to see …

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Ten Tips For A Cheap And Memorable Super Bowl Party

Hosting a Super Bowl party this year (or thinking about it next year)? Here are some tips for making that party a bit easier on the ol’ pocketbook. Please note that there may be some pro-Colts bias in this post. Host it yourself. Don’t go out to a crowded sports bar – instead, invite people …

Five Sources For Great, Inexpensive (Often Free) Entertainment In Your Neighborhood

Recently, my wife and I have come to appreciate the huge amount of free community activities and entertainments available in our town. We used to find such things to be “lame,” but quite often that was a result of not knowing the huge array of things that were available to us and also a basic …