Long time readers of The Simple Dollar know that I have a number of hobbies that I’m quite passionate about, most of which are actually
While I was once willing to do just about anything to save money, I’ve learned that some savings strategies work better than others over time.
Buying a house can be both an exciting and simultaneously stressful experience. One reason the home buying process tends to be so stressful for many consumers
If you believe everything you read in the Lowe’s or Home Depot mailer, you probably think you need a new grill, decorative stones leading to your glamorous
While everyone has their own savings strategies when it comes to groceries and household goods, I tend to take the easy route. Instead of driving
Once a week, I go to a community board game night for several hours. There’s usually about 20 people in attendance with a healthy mix of
Springtime is incredibly busy around our home. Our children each participate in a spring sport of their choosing (if they want to). They’re also finishing
With spring in full swing and summer on its way, people are busy sprucing up their home’s outdoor areas. Perhaps you’ve cleaned out your garage,
Ever since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Americans have shown a renewed interest in health savings accounts, or HSAs.
It’s hard to predict what the future will look like. Back in the 1960s, many people thought we were headed toward a Jetsons-inspired future full
While I have wanted a summer garden for what seems like forever, I never made the time to build one until we moved into our
Google “gift ideas for college graduates” and you’ll find a dizzying array of tchotchkes whose sole purpose is to impress or entertain. Buzzfeed, for example,
Back when I was a Division I collegiate athlete, one of my favorite perks was getting free massages. Any time I felt tight, I could head
Over the past few years, my wife has been working hard to earn her masters degree in education in order to become a better educator.
The average American upgrades their cell phone every 29 months, but I have a friend who goes through phones much more quickly than that. He
A little under a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Using the ‘$1 Per Meal’ Strategy to Save Big Time on Food Costs. In
In Part 1 of this frugal wedding mini-series, I talked about how my fiance and I are trying to spend just $2,500 on our wedding.
Earlier this year, my husband and I ordered a wooden shed for our yard. This decision took more than a year to make, mostly because