Cancer in Coffee? Not if the Beans Are Unroasted

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Good news for the java set: You can drink your coffee and not get cancer too. Unless you drink a ridiculous amount of it, in which case you should cut back a bit. 

5 Ways To Score a Free Turkey for Thanksgiving

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Although turkey is hardly the cheapest type of meat, it’s possible to score a free bird in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas if you play your cards right.

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I Saved $100 By Making Companies Compete

By |February 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

About a month ago I was installing a new dishwasher and I was using Tag's cell phone as a flashlight. Being the handyman that I am, I got water all over the place and it destroyed Tag's phone. We had been talking about getting on the same cell phone plan for a while, and my little mistake made "someday" become

Why Do Women Always Need New Dresses?

By |March 15th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , |

Last week I was at a wedding where my girlfriend Tag was the maid of honor. She looked absolutely gorgeous with her hair and nails all done up, but most importantly her dress was freaking beautiful. She looked so incredible, and I found myself already looking forward to seeing her in that dress again. Then it hit me. I forgot

Cash in on Unwanted Gift Cards

By |December 28th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

A gift card is an easy way to get someone a Christmas present. You don't know the person well enough to know exactly what they would want, but you think you know them well enough to at least pick a store they would like. Well, if you're as dumb as me then you can even get that wrong. How was

Make Christmas Shopping Simple

By |December 20th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Holy crap! Christmas is [insert number of days until Jesus' birthday] days away and I haven't gotten anything for [insert distant family member that you probably shouldn't be buying a gift for, but feel obligated for some reason] yet!!! Sound familiar? I've done it. You probably have too. Christmas shopping is hard. But it doesn't have to be. What if

Trendy is Another Word for Overpriced

By |September 2nd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Last night I went out to a trendy restaurant in downtown Cincinnati. I'm on a business trip for work, which means the company pays for all my meals. I'm usually a boring eater. I know what I like: steak, chicken, potatoes, and bread. Maybe some fruit on the side, but I like to keep it simple. If I'm going to

I’m Addicted to Credit Card Rewards

By |August 17th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I love credit card rewards. Getting paid to buy something I was already going to buy. Are you serious!? Holy macaroni I love me some credit card rewards!!! Here's the problem: I can't stop earning rewards, and it's starting to cost me money. I recently received $100 and $50 Visa gift cards after signing up for AT&T U-Verse (why they

Don’t Go Cheap When it Comes to Comfort

By |July 1st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

It hit me at about 2pm yesterday when my computer chair made its signature deafening squeak as I leaned back, trying to get comfortable on the five year old, $20 piece of trash: I need a new computer chair. I had been considering a new computer chair for a while, but recently I've been thinking about it every day. Things

The Worst Company in America – Round One Recap

By |March 29th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever seen someone else do something and instantly wished you had thought of it yourself? That's how I felt when I saw that Consumerist has been holding the Worst Company in America competition: an online competition where people vote on their least favorite company and the worst company in America wins the golden poo. What could be better