July 2010

Several readers have expressed regret about not being able to attend the Savvy Blogging Summit earlier this month.  Recordings of the session are now available and the keynote by J.D. Roth is a free download!  Click here to visit Savvy Blogging and check out the sessions for purchase. At $10 each you can pick which […]

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“Where the turf meets the surf” is the tag-line for the local Del Mar Race Track. This past week was opening day and as tradition goes, they have a hat contest with some pretty unique (and outrageous) entries. I have no desire to watch horses (or any animal) race but it’s a unique San Diego […]

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The subtitle of a recent AARP article is “Spending is out, simplicity’s in.  Why the nation’s thriftiest people are also the happiest”.   This isn’t a story about middle class people giving up lattes and recreational shopping. Instead the subjects are members of Jeff Yeager’s miser advisor network surveyed when he wrote The Cheapskate Next Door .  These are people […]

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The sessions at the Savvy Blogging Summit July 8-10th were incredible.  I learned so much that I want to apply to this blog that it’s taken this long to start to figure out where to begin.  You might notice gradual changes in the next few months as I get through the list. Last week’s recap […]

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When drafting your zero-based budget (you have one, right?) you most likely included discretionary items.  These are the things you could cut out if push came to shove.  I know my budget isn’t as lean and mean as possible but believe including these extras, some might call them luxuries, help me follow the plan. Pedicure […]

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