Essential Tips For Lowering Your Grocery Bill

One of the big reasons the Honeybee has tolerated me for so long is because I love to cook. Some of you fellas out there would be wise to keep that in mind.

Why is that, you ask? Well, it’s somewhat ironic, but the fact remains, the more time men spend working in the kitchen, the less time they spend in hot water with their wife or girlfriend.

Trust me.

Anyway, as the

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How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree (In 3 Easy Steps)

When I was growing up I had a friend whose family used to put up an artificial aluminum Christmas tree every year; pink.

I remember one particular Christmas that same family had an ornament of a smiling Elvis Presley hanging on their pink tree — just above the manger scene they had neatly tucked under it. I know.

Those of you counting at home could reasonably argue that their version of the

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Silver and Gold: The Superheroes of Wealth Preservation

The face value of this silver quarter is 25 cents, but it's really worth a whole lot more.

Back in 1964, a gallon of gasoline cost about 25 cents in the United States. That’s right. Believe it or not, way back in 1964, you could buy a gallon of gas for a quarter.

It just so happens that 1964 was the last year that the US Treasury minted silver coins, including

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Why Close Is Often Good Enough When Managing Your Money

I’m not a big football fan. Oh sure, I occasionally enjoy watching football on television. But, unlike hockey and baseball, I rarely bother buying tickets to attend football games in person.

That being said, this past weekend my buddy had an extra ticket to a college football game between USC and Arizona State, so I eagerly tagged along.

Anyway, as I was sitting in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum blissfully watching the

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100 Words On: A Grim Warning to Those Who Think Money Grows On Trees

A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

– Alexis de Tocqueville

The bottom line: By 2016, our National

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What Barfing Out of a Bus Window Teaches Us About Managing Money

Hi, Len Penzo dot Com fans! I’m Jana and I run a personal finance blog, Daily Money Shot, where I talk about money (but not the boring parts). I’m thrilled to be guest posting here, and when you’re done reading what I have to say, come say hi on Twitter or Facebook!

When I was in college, I was in a sorority. One of the perks of this was date parties.

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Your Personal Finance Voter Guide

I love October.

I mean really; what’s not to love about it?

October is the first full month of autumn and you know what that brings: milder temperatures, cooler evenings, beautiful colors and, um, a never-ending stream of shameless cut-throat political advertisements.

I know. But an informed electorate is absolutely essential for ensuring the health of any representative democracy.

Of course, it’s just as important to make the right decisions when it comes to

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100 Words On: How to Avoid Burning Out

It takes real drive to turn our biggest dreams into reality, but sometimes the relentless passion that fuels our inevitable push for success becomes counterproductive. When personal expectations finally exceed what we can reasonably achieve on our own, we burn out. Unfortunately, burnout leads to wasted time, energy, and even poor health. The key to avoiding it lies in recognizing our limitations — physically and mentally — and achieving a

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The Best Things to Buy During the Fall Season

When it comes to getting the best deals, timing is everything.

After all, there is nothing more frustrating than buying something and then finding out later that a friend, coworker or neighbor got the exact thing for less than you did.

Because I don’t want to see that happen to you, I’ve compiled this handy dandy list of some of the best things to buy in autumn.

OCTOBER

Patio furniture. With summer over, the

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100 Words On: A Hidden Home Storage Space Most People Overlook

If you’re like most folks, it seems as if there can never be enough storage space in the home — especially when there’s a household full of kids. The good news is, that unused triangular nook under the stairs can often provide a natural solution for reducing everyday clutter by converting it into the perfect hiding spot for your stuff. And with a little imagination, sometimes it can even be

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