Saving Money

Photo-Themed Christmas Gifts

I realize we are just a tiny bit early to be talking about Christmas.  BUT, it will be here before you know it, and when you are doing personalized gifts, it sometimes takes a bit longer. [bctt tweet=”I think that photo gifts really are the both my favorite gifts to give and to receive”] I […] Read more…

Fabulous non-tech gift ideas. These dot-to-dot and coloring books make for some awesome and interesting gifts for adults or teens that can sometimes be a tough to choose gifts for.

Unique Non-Tech Gift Ideas

OK, now that Halloween is past, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the upcoming holidays.  This is something I’ve purchased for my own family and it was a big hit.  That doesn’t happen all that often, but in this case, my sons both liked theirs enough that I had to go out and […] Read more…

I will NOT use home made laundry soap, and here's why. @AdriansCrazyLif

Why I WON’T Use Homemade Laundry Soap

I have seen SO many posts over the years about saving money by making your own laundry soap.  I think it’s a good idea, in theory.  However, I learned a tough lesson about this more than 25 years ago.  My mother-in-law found some laundry soap that was on a “great sale” and she gave me […] Read more…

Magazines can be an enormous source of clutter plus a waste of money. What if you just eliminated all of them.

How to Eliminate Magazine Clutter

America has a huge love affair with magazines.  There are thousands of magazines created every month for everything from knitting to golf and every other hobby or interest imaginable.  Most people have at least 5 to 7 magazine subscriptions every month. Makes me crazy because it’s such a waste. Probably millions of pages of print, […] Read more…

Couponing Guest Post from Jason at DealSpotr.com - Some great couponing basics for every smart shopper.

Grocery Store Couponing Strategies

Today we have a guest poster from DealSpotr.com.  I’ve long wanted to do a couponing guest post because it’s the one financial strategy where I have no expertise.  But Jason is a pro at it, so I’ve asked him to share some of his couponing magic with my readers.       Jason Feller is […] Read more…

The Biggest Financial MISTAKE Women Make @AdriansCrazyLif Did you know that 60% of all older women end up living in poverty? This is why.

The Biggest Financial Mistake Women Make

I’m going to clue you in on the biggest mistake many women make in their financial lives. They depend on other people – typically their husbands or partners, but sometimes their parents also, to keep them financially safe.  We can’t help it – we are trusting people, and we like the thought that someone else […] Read more…

7 Secrets to Prevent Identity Theft

Here is some good common sense advice that was passed onto me years ago by an attorney I know.   With all of the security breaches we’ve been having lately, this is some excellent advice to do whatever you can to prevent identity theft and to limit the amount of damage if it does happen […] Read more…

How to Create a Debt Snowball @AdriansCrazyLif I've found a terrific FREE resource to help you build your own debt snowball.

How to Build a Debt Snowball

OK, first of all, I should probably explain what a debt snowball is and how it works.  They are fairly easy to set up and use, and they are very powerful.  It’s even easier since I’ve found a great FREE resource that will help you create your own Debt Snowball. What IS a Debt Snowball? […] Read more…

Simple Trick to Avoid Library Fines @AdriansCrazyLif This is a quick and easy tip to reduce or eliminate those pesky library fines.

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  I LOVE books.  I mean, I really LOVE books.  Before I discovered the interwebs and all the temptations therein, I used to read 3 or more books per week.  These days, I don’t read as much, but I still squeeze it in as often as I can.  Because I’m thrifty (or cheap – that […] Read more…

Why I can NOT be Trusted at Costco #AdriansCrazyLife Big box stores are my Kryptonite when it comes to shopping and this time I really went OVERBOARD. #ShoppingFail

Why I Can NOT Be Trusted at COSTCO

I am just about the only woman I know who does not have a membership at Costco or Sam’s or any other of the big box stores.  It’s hard sometimes when I hear my friends singing the praises of the latest tasty item they’ve found there, or I see what terrific deals they find.  I’d […] Read more…

Put your Naughty Credit Card in a Time Out. #AdriansCrazyLife Have you been hitting the cards a bit too hard lately? Me too. That's why I'm giving mine a time-out!

Give Your NAUGHTY Credit Card a TIME OUT

I found a post on one of my social media sites that really got me thinking. This lady was declaring a 90-day spending moratorium because she realized she had created some real debt issues for her family.  It wasn’t the fact that she was sharing this that got me thinking.  It was the response to […] Read more…

Organize Your Bill Paying System #AdriansCrazyLife How to get your bill paying under control.

Organize Your Bill Paying System

I’m writing this on my bill paying day, so it got me thinking. Paying bills is an important part of our financial lives, maybe one of the most important parts, so I’m wondering what is your bill paying strategy? – Do you pay your bills right when they hit your mailbox? – Do you have […] Read more…

Is Pet Insurance a Good Buy? #AdriansCrazyLife Should you purchase pet insurance for your pet's medical bills? Maybe yes, maybe no.

Is Pet Insurance a Smart Buy?

As the owner of four cats and a dog, I have paid out my share of vet bills.  Maybe even more than my share.  Last year, our St. Bernard – Joe got out of the yard, got hit by a car, and ended up with a broken leg that cost us about $800. It really […] Read more…

Worry to Wealthy - #AdriansCrazyLife A woman's guide to financial success without the worry.

From Worry to Wealthy Book Review

Chellie Campbell is one of my secret weapons when it comes to earning more money.  I’ve been getting her newsletter for about five years now and I always come away with new ideas. Her concept is that there are three basic money types – sharks, tuna, and dolphins.  You don’t want to be a shark […] Read more…

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