The Lost Art of Garage Sales

With the advent of the Internet, sites like eBay, Craigslist and FreeCycle have made garage sales something of a relic. Yet none of them replace picking through another person’s discards on a Saturday morning after your second cup of coffee or your first, depending on how eager (and competitive) you are. Garage sales were a […]


The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Bartender

If you’ve ever been to a bar and thought the bartender didn’t seem like the bartending type, you won’t be surprised to learn that many bartenders have day jobs.  Some are software designers, others are teachers and the rest have the same jobs you and I work on Monday-Friday.  For many, free time means extra […]


Yodlee Review – Online Budget Tool

A lesson I learned early in life was not to judge a book by it’s cover.  Yodlee is an excellent online budget tool that is certainly more serious than it sounds. In fact, you might already have used it because in addition to Yodlee MoneyCenter being a free online budgeting tool, Yodlee was the software […]


Five Bank Fees To Avoid at All Costs!

We’ve all had our jaw drop at one time or another regarding a fee imposed for a seemingly routine service at a bank we’ve been doing business with for years.  When my bank charged me $20 to print a copy of a check I’d written to a landlord proving that I paid a security deposit, […]


The Hidden Costs of Exotic Pets

Household pets can be an excellent addition to any family or home.  Animals like dogs, cats and birds are loving companions to millions of American families and the cost of owning them is just a drop in the bucket compared to the joy they can bring.  Housing, equipment, food and supplies are the basic needs […]


Not All CD’s Are Created Equal

There are only a handful of ways to earn “guaranteed” money on your investment and because the interest earned in an online savings account isn’t very high, it’s a good time to take advantage of CD’s.  Certificates of Deposit traditionally earn higher interest than that of savings accounts because your money is locked in for […]