Archive for the ‘Saving money’ Category

The Big Ugly Truth About Daily Deal Sites

Posted on September 27th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

I have been hesitant to talk about the daily deal site boom until now because I felt like there was something missing…well, now I know what it was. I’ve used a few deal sites myself and gotten some great deals. I used Groupon and snagged a sweet Amazon gift card at half price for a […]

5 Ways Being Stupid Will Cost You

Posted on May 27th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

People are pretty stupid. You have to admit it, the human race as a whole is not something to be proud of. Sure we have the philosophers and greats throughout history but they are few and far between. Here are five ways being stupid can cost you money. Speeding. This should be pretty obvious but […]

Taking Advantage of Untapped Assets

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

I go to some length to save a buck when possible and I’m sure most of you reading this do the same thing. In our circle it’s not unheard of to spend hours and hours crunching the numbers to discover the best method to save or the best formula to grow that hard earned dollar. […]

112 Ways to Save Money via Consumerist

Posted on January 25th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

The Consumerist put this article out a few months ago but I thought it had some pretty good info, and some not so good info that I wanted to share. The article is essentially a big list of tips that came in from Consumerist readers. Here are some of the better ones that I liked: […]

Flexible Spending Account Basics

Posted on November 18th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

November is almost over and most of us, myself included, have already finished up during our Open enrollment benefit elections at the office but I think it would be a safe bet that some of us, again myself included, are new to benefits and don’t quite understand how everything works. Having just gone through my […]

Are Car Maintenance Interval Suggestions Completely Bogus?

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

In light of our recent used van purchase I thought I would brush on a topic that I feel is very important; proper vehicle maintenance. It’s very important to keep your car maintained well, be it old, new to you, or even brand new. Keeping up with maintenance on your car will not only help […]

Do You Put Your Emergency Fund To Work? – Part 1

Posted on August 25th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

This is the start of a three part series. The other parts can be found here: Do You Put Your Emergency Fund To Work? – Part 2 Do You Put Your Emergency Fund To Work? – Part 3 Since my bank closed down and I would be moving my emergency fund money over to one […]