For Half of Americans, Only One Interest Rate Matters

Everyone loves to talk about the low interest rate environment being controlled by the Fed. Banks are paying nothing for deposits, bonds are yielding very little, and my “high yield” savings account is paying less than 1%. But half of all Americans are ignoring the only interest rate that matters – The double digit rate on their consumer debt.

Craigslist is Failing, Here’s Why

I sell a lot of stuff on Craigslist (which I’ve said before). Just this week I posted a few laptops, a few tablets, a few bluetooth speakers, 2 iPod Touches, a home theater system… Well you get the idea. I sell a lot of stuff. I prefer Craigslist for several reasons. The primary being that

7 Celebrity Net Worths You Won’t Believe

At heart, people are just nosy. So nosy, that I found an entire website dedicated to the net worth of celebrities. Some of the findings are really surprising. I mean, if you’re a celebrity and not a total idiot, you’re probably rich. But there is a big difference between $180 million and $9 billion rich,

How to Obtain and Use the Southwest Companion Pass

I recently mentioned the Southwest Companion pass when talking about our free vacation. However, some readers wanted more detail on the subject, so I  thought I’d post a follow-up with more information. Obtaining the companion pass allows you to designate a companion who can fly FREE on Southwest airlines for 2 entire calendar years. It

The Cash Cow Roundup

Welcome back to another edition of the Cash Cow Roundup, featuring the best online content from the previous two weeks. A Retirement Savings Crisis Americans have very little saved for retirement. Take a look at this report by the National Institute on Retirement Security, which showcases the desperate situation. Jaw-dropping highlights that stand out: The average American Review – 100% Cash back to You

“I don’t like getting money back,” said no one ever. Everyone likes getting free stuff, or getting paid to do nothing. Like…free Starbucks for example. That stuff ain’t cheap! But yet, that’s what we got by using Let me tell ya. I was stoked. Being the frugal fiends we are, Starbucks is out of

Are You Cut Out to be a Millionaire?

Please tell me I’m not the only one that remembers the year 1999. You know, when the show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” was all the rage. Apparently that show is still out in the cable network somewhere. Who knew, right? The reason that show was so enthralling is because everyone wants to be

Do You Always Get what You Pay for?

Seriously, who came up with the phrase: “You always get what you pay for.” They were wrong, and I don’t agree. Mostly because every single day, Jacob and I find deals all over the place with little effort. But just for fun, let’s consider that silly little phrase. The argument is that buying higher quality items,

Sleep Like a Baby in Free Luxury Hotels

Our recent tour of Texas was a smashing frugal success. We enjoyed seeing all of the major cities and sampling the finest foods at half price (thanks, Groupon). In addition to the discounted foods, the short domestic flights were booked using 4,500 Avios each way (free of charge, as I explained here). And one of our

The Undeniable Joys of Free Travel

I’m sitting here at gate B-35, waiting to board yet another delayed flight. In fact, it’s been 10 straight hours of delayed flights. Weather caused the malfunction, and the airport just never recovered. Flight crews are stuck on delayed flights, and planes are sitting in terminals, which are causing delays with other planes. It’s a