10 Scary Things You Can DIY


Sure, you can hammer a nail, sew a button and change an air filter. But some things that seem  too risky, too scary, to do yourself are things you can DIY. YouTube videos are a great source for learning step-by-step instructions. many retailer websites, such as Home Depot, are a rich resource for do-it-yourself tutorials. […]

Please Don’t Buy The Generic Version!

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Please Don’t Buy The Generic VersionOctober 26, 2015When I go to the grocery store I have to admit, I buy mostly generic products.  I love saving money so I am never afraid or uncomfortable buying…

The Secret to Cheap and Healthy Green Smoothies

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People are under the impression that making fresh, green smoothies every day – you know, the kind bursting with lettuce, dark greens, fruit and vegetables – is expensive. They buy a ton of produce and watch it go bad after a few days. I’ve been doing fruit and veggie smoothies for 10 years now without […]

8 Mind Hacks That Work Instantly


Learning never exhausts the mind Leonardo da Vinci I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a strong resistance in my brain, so I avoid the…

5 Shopping Mistakes That Kill Your Buying Power

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How savvy of a shopper are you? Keeping an eye on your budget and using coupons are a given, but you may be guilty of these five habits that are preventing you from really scoring the best discounts. Originally posted on Wise Bread: With the busy shopping season upon us, you’re probably striving to get […]

Deals to DIY: 5 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs

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Improvements A home is your retreat, your sanctuary. As such you will want to improve it and make it more your style, but this can be expensive. Redesigning your home can be a costly process, but…

How to Organize Your Refrigerator


An organized refrigerator makes it faster and easier to make your grocery list, plan your meals, put groceries away, and do your meal prep. It will even help you save money! Keep reading to find…

Bold Men’s Holiday Fashion Trend: The OppoSuit

Ugly holiday sweaters are old news. Holiday ties were the stuff your grandpa wore. For the man who is not afraid to make a brave holiday fashion statement, there’s the OppoSuit. Call it fashion or anti-fashion, it’s hitting mainstream retailers like Macy’s as well as Amazon and even HalloweenCostumes.com.   Made by a Dutch designer […]

4 Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party on the Cheap


Throwing a holiday party this year? Sure, you can go all out and try to impress, but if you think about it, what counts is who shows up. If you’re tight on funds, you can still pull it off with money left over for gifts. Here’s how to throw a bash without bashing your budget. […]

Money Management Tips That Really Work!


Whether you’re planning for holiday spending or not, you need to budget for expenses. Money management is crucial. In order to live within your means, you must understand your necessary financial income and output. However, monitoring expenses is sometimes easier said than done. Here are some fundamentals to plan your financial future – not to mention […]

Grab These Cyber Monday Travel Deals

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Travel is one of the best Cyber Monday deal categories. Book now and you can save on a winter getaway to the US and the Caribbean, as well as other locations that may pop up. Hotel accommodations are cheaper this time of year compared with airfares, but you can book now and wait for airfare […]

Protips for Black Friday Shopping

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So you’re shopping on Black Friday & Cyber Monday huh? Why not use the down time between now and then to prep! Check out these helpful hints to ensure you get the best deal! Shop Brands Directly. Sure Macy’s and Target are going to have huge blowout sales, but sometimes you can get a better deal […]

The Best DIY Kit Gifts for Handy People

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Know someone who likes to tinker, create, build something themselves? Instead of giving them a block of wood (not that you would!) or new tools and supplies, give them DIY kit gifts. Here are some that Uncommon Goods recommends:  Just because you’re shopping for a gift instead of crafting from scratch, it doesn’t mean that you […]

Mission: Black Friday

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Cue the theme from Rocky. The countdown is on.  You can do this. You’ve been hitting the gym (or doing baby-lifts) to ready those biceps for the annual sports of Shopping Bag Curling and TV Lifting.     You’ve gone easy on the turkey to avoid the tryptophan rush that would otherwise make you sleepy. […]

Turn A Crew Neck Into A V-Neck Video Tutorial

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How many times has it happened that you are given a t-shirt for a work event, or even have one in your closet that you never wear because they are crew neck t-shirts and not v-neck. Well, fear not – there is a simple solution for turning that crew neck into a v-neck! Wendy over at With […]

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