Money talks in this entertaining and educational hub!

a woman holding a bag to demonstrate gifts gotten from Swagbucks

Bag Fulla Swag

Now, I’m no celebrity (yet) … but, I do dream of the day that I get doted on with event swag-bags full of cool stuff. Until then, I make do with the next best thing:  Swagbucks App.  Read More …

set of neutral colored pencils

Neutral is the New Black

One of my go-to tricks for saving $$$ is buying items in neutral colors.  This rule of choice is non-regrettable, easy, and helpful to your budget! Read More …

familiarity bias needs change to be avoided

Latest(Living.com) and Greatest

Familiarity bias has a strong effect on what you buy. There are often better options out there instead of just sticking with what you know.  So, change up your comfort zone and expand your horizons like I did with LatestLiving.com – a growing new retailer offering the latest, high quality, affordable home decor and furnishings. Read on to learn more about my newfound familiarness with this bias and this brand. Read More …

picture of kid in a carseat to go on my post about cars.com

Safety Saves

Let me drive home the message that car safety is 1 area where time is well-spent – especially when it comes to our littlest passengers. Read More …

a globe with money on top demonstrating how to translate money

Money Mapping

Let’s use a dictionary to translate money in languages across the globe. Join me in learning new words and then in mastering world currencies! Read More …

Introducing Rubbabu: My New Go-To Toy Brand!

I’m excited to share my discovery of Rubbabu, an awesome toy collection that kids and the environment love. I’m going to show you items I tested and the ones I still want! Read More …

a monkey eating a banana to demonstrate the concept of price per unit

Gone Bananas

When in grade school, I did a project that made me go out to a store and record price per unit on a list of grocery items.  That exercise made a definite impact; I haven’t shopped since without a glance at the shelf label, and often I find myself re-doing some quick math of my own. Read More …

einstein image relating to relativity bias

It’s All Relative

Einstein equation, E = MC2, may have cracked the scientific code with his theory of  relativity stating that small amounts of mass are equivalent to huge amounts of energy. However, I’m going to uncrack the psychology code on a predisposition in our buying psyches called the relativity bias. Read More …

will and testament tree

Weeping Willows & Testaments

After correlating weeping willow trees to last wills and testaments, I’m telling how I came around to making my own and then giving you a few options for making one. Read More …

thinking outside the box about NatureBox

Think Outside The NatureBox

A neighbor recently sent me a credit for this new thing called NatureBox.  I had heard it advertised on the radio as over 1 million people use it, but hadn’t…

missingmoney.com

Remiss & Reward

A friend recently let me in on a secret. She was funding some pricey whims and fancies with a heap of cash ($1500, to be precise) earned through a quick search on MissingMoney.com. Read More …

hair cuts

Hair Cuts

Let’s all have a good day (and a good hair day) knowing that we can trim our budgets, but not the quality or stylist, simply by spacing out the time between haircuts. Read More …

parking lots

Parking Pointers

With a winding story, I’m going to drive a lesson home about parking lots that might save you a lot of time by avoiding the unsuspecting mishap. Read More …

paid mock jurors

The Jury Is Still Out On That One.

In my search of expansive ways to build a side income stream, I tried legal sites that enable members to be paid mock jurors. Upon review – I feel that it’s my duty to advise against this course of action. Read More …