Archive for April 2011

Killing Off Your Credit Card Debt

Killing Off Your Credit Card Debt
Debts are no good…they cost you money, take away your financial freedom and most people don’t know how to escape.  Today, we’re dueling with the debt! CREDIT CARDS – THE BUDGET KILLER If you have credit card debt, you need to pay that off ASAP.  Here’s how!   When I was in debt my smart... Read more »

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!
Okay my title pretty much sums it up!  What is the deal with the price at the pump?   While I sadly don’t have any secret tips for discounts or coupons on gas….I can offer other savings advice.  I’ve heard a rumor that if you pay cash sometimes you can get a 10% discount at certain stations.  Also... Read more »

Go On Vacation...For Free/Cheap!

Go On Vacation...For Free/Cheap!
People go crazy on vacations….and then when you get back to work and real life you have vacation blues and vacation BILLS!  Why not try a frugal vacation or even better….a FREE vacation? OFF-SEASON This is not limited to “October”…as most people would think.  For real off-season deals, you have to think outside the box!... Read more »
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Give Blood for a Cheap Date!

Give Blood for a Cheap Date!
Okay – this title sounds creepy, but stay with me!  So this Saturday is a BLOOD DRIVE for LifeSouce in Evanston at Century Theaters.  While I’ve always been VERY afraid of giving blood, my husband encouraged me last year to overcome my fears for the benefit of others.  So, I gave blood, helped save a... Read more »

Earth Day Freebies!!

Earth Day Freebies!!
Save the world and get free stuff!  Here’s the best freebies I’ve found for Earth Day 2011… APRIL 16 – 24 Free entry into all National Parks!!! APRIL 17 Free reusable bag @ Target APRIL 22 Free item when you bring in cosmetic packaging to recycle.   Free coffee @ Starbucks when you bring in... Read more »

$5 Martini Night at Bravo Cucina Italiana

$5 Martini Night at Bravo Cucina Italiana
Time to rejoice…date night or Martini night with the girls just got better!   As many of my readers and friends know…..I LOVE BRAVO Cucina Italiana!  Yum!  Not only is it just steps away from my apartment in downtown Evanston, but their Bar Bites for just $2.95 a plate are the perfect delicious and inexpensive... Read more »
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12 Great Songs About Money

12 Great Songs About Money
While everyone’s talking about money, taxes, the national debt, and throwing around crazy numbers like Trillions and Billions…why not sing about it?  Every genre and style has songs about making money, paying bills and of course complaining about the tax man…and why not?  We pay 10% in Chicago ON TOP of our huge federal income... Read more »

Today's Cheap Tricks: Cheap Transportation!

Today's Cheap Tricks: Cheap Transportation!
Gas prices are more expensive than a Starbucks latte today!  If you are trying to get around town but need to save gas money, check out today’s cheap tricks…  Chicago’s EL – get an unlimited Day Pass for $5.75 DAY PASS FOR CTA If you have a lot of running around to do, grab a... Read more »