Buy Like Buffett: Alternatives to Savings Account Interest Rates


No one wants to park their money in a savings account only to get paid next to nothing for their money. Earning small amounts of interest may seem like a rare occurrence but many savings account holders are finding this to be the case everyday. Instead of just letting banks get one over on you, you should look for alternate places to put your excess cash to work. You can earn a higher rate of return if you are willing to take a little more risk with your money.

Here are a few alternatives that will pay you a lot more interest on your money.

Six Birth Control Options to Help You Save Money


Recently, an article from CNN stated that contraceptives should be fully covered under the new health reform law. I fully agree with since it seems absurd to allow Viagra to be covered but birth control pills are considered elective drugs. How does that even make sense? Viagra can also be considered an elective drug since some of the people taking them are doing it for recreational reasons.

If you think about it, covering birth control pills, the patch, the sponge and other contraceptives is actually cheaper for insurance companies than to cover the cost of an entire pregnancy. Doctor’s office appointments, tests, hospital stay and epidurals cost way more than $10 – $30 per month for the pill. Not to mention the cost of raising a child which has been estimated at $226,920 from birth to age 18. I think that number alone is birth control for some people.

So, what are some ways you can save on birth control before this law (hopefully) gets passed?

The Pros and Cons of Traveling with Kids on Virgin America Airlines


Just recently Virgin America, opened up services to Chicago and since the price was right and I needed to book tickets for my cousin’s wedding, I chose to fly with them.

I’d flown with them before when my older child was almost two years-old and had a great experience.  At the time, my daughter was a little sick and instead of having her sit on my lap, they gave me the entire row.

I have to say that this time around, I was a little disappointed with the inconsistency of customer service.

Mrs. Money: Unique Ways to Use Cucumbers When Your Vegetable Garden Runneth Over


It seems that my garden is producing more cucumbers than I know what to do with! I love to eat them cut up with salt, but there are only so many cucumbers you can eat! 

Here are some unique uses for cucumbers:

Savings Pledge Stories: Bargain Blessings Makes a Goal to be Completely Debt-Free


I took the savings pledge last week and made a goal to save an extra $200 each week. This might seem like a lot to some, but saving money is something that I consider myself to be good at so I decided to shoot for the stars.

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