When I was a kid back in the 1970s most everybody drank water from their tap.
When me and my friends were playing outside and we needed to quench our thirst, we ran up to the nearest neighbor’s water spigot and grabbed a drink from the hose.
Not any more. Now it seems like almost everybody drinks bottled water.
I even see the neighborhood kids carrying around bottles of water now when they
Continue reading Taste-Test Experiment: Bottled Waters vs. Filtered Tap
Oops, my bad. This is a guest post from some guy who wasn’t who he said he was and was trying to make a few bucks off of an affiliate link. Still, I can attest to the information within this post as being accurate, as I too buy my glasses and contacts on-line – so I will keep this post up. But I have since removed the offending affiliate links from this
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Are name-brand groceries really worth the extra cost when alternative cheaper store-brand groceries are available? More specifically, when it comes to edible products, does the quality and taste of name-brand products always justify the price premium which can often be as high as 50 percent or more?
Last October I tried to answer that question, one of the great never-ending debates in the world of personal finance, by conducting a scientific
Continue reading My Store-Brand vs. Name-Brand Blind Taste-Test Experiment #2
Coupons can save you hundreds of dollars each year, if not more. So why is it that so many people choose not to use them? Maybe it’s that they don’t consider them worth the trouble, or have had bad experiences with using coupons in the past. It could be that people just don’t know where to look to find good coupons, or they don’t understand how to get the most
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Hey! You know what I haven’t seen lately on the blogosphere? A personal finance post on great gift ideas!
I’m kidding. Kinda. After all, there are already some great pieces on Christmas gift ideas for military members.
So… Are you tired of giving the same old stuff year after year?
I mean, come on. How many neckties and bottles of Old Spice can
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This year Thanksgiving dinner is at my house. We’ll be serving dinner for 16 people including my sister and her family, my mom and dad and the Honeybee’s folks.
You know, since he came out to visit a few weeks ago, my father-in-law Tony has taken over a lot of the chores around the house, including fixing the water heater (and saving me $400 in the process).
It’s not that I’m
Continue reading Talkin’ Turkey: Evaluating My Thanksgiving Dinner Scorecard
One of the great never-ending debates in the world of personal finance is whether or not name-brand groceries are really worth the extra cost when alternative cheaper store-brand groceries are available. Furthermore, when it comes to edible products, does the quality and taste of name-brand products always justify the price premium, which can often times be as much as 50%?
Because inquiring minds like mine want to know, I decided to
Continue reading My Store-Brand vs. Name-Brand Blind Taste-Test Experiment
This is a guest post by Mr. Credit Card from www.askmrcreditcard.com. Today, Mr Credit Card is going to talk about how getting into the cheap, lowest cost mentality may not be the best thing for every purchase that we make. This is a slight departure from his usual credit card subject although he uses a couple of such examples below. If you are looking for a credit card, check out
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According to Wikipedia, buyer’s remorse is “an emotional condition whereby a person feels remorse or regret after a purchase.” It often refers to higher-priced items that are difficult or impossible to return, thereby making the buyer feel like, well, a complete idiot.
If you’ve ever felt a twinge of regret or self-doubt and caught yourself saying “I should have known better,” then you’ve definitely experienced the heartache of buyer’s remorse.
Continue reading Scary Stories: Fellow Bloggers Share Their Tales of Buyer’s Remorse
I don’t know how many people pack their lunch every day for school or work, but I think it is safe to say that the number can be measured in millions. What I do know, though, is that packing your lunch is more economical and almost always healthier than eating out at a burger joint or some other greasy spoon.
Of course, I think we can all agree that there are
Continue reading Brown-Baggin’ It? Here’s A Price Comparison of 10 Sandwiches.