* The gracious host, Ms. Thrifty, of this week's Carnival of Personal Finance has been kind of nice to feature my article in this edition's fine selection of PF articles. Please head on over to check it out. Last week, I wrote a post about Visa's #smallenfreuden campaign and some of the problems I saw with using your credit card for every day … [Read more...] about How to Earn Rewards Points without a Credit Card
Fun & Excitment
Online Dating: The Rise of the McRelationship?
I was recently reading an article from Money Talk News about how online dating produces stronger marriages. The author quoted a study stating that online dating tended to lead to more satisfying relationships because the people that used these services tended to have better impulse control, motivation for a long-term relationship, and were more … [Read more...] about Online Dating: The Rise of the McRelationship?
Top Ten Fun & Frugal Travel Tips
I read an article in a magazine recently about ways to make travelling less stressful. This inspired me to think of fun and frugal ways to travel and I came up with these top ten tips! 1. Bring your phone or camera and download/take pictures of destinations that are on your itinerary – that way, if you’re in a foreign country and there’s a … [Read more...] about Top Ten Fun & Frugal Travel Tips
Weekly Spending Money Update: April 8 – 14
I’ve learned a lot from tracking my spending money over these past few months and I thought I would start posting my weekly spending totals on Sundays. This week has been a good and bad week for spending: I have spent under my $100 limit in the entertainment spending money category – including food & dining, entertainment, and cash … [Read more...] about Weekly Spending Money Update: April 8 – 14
Socializing: Budget-friendly and buddy-approved!
When you’re trying to balance socializing with maintaining a budget, you can run into problems pretty quickly. You’re first thought might be that you have to become a hermit and avoid answering the phone for the next two years to pay off your debt, but it doesn't have to be that way. Before you move out to the isolated shack in the mountains, read … [Read more...] about Socializing: Budget-friendly and buddy-approved!