Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About Small Change  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed  |  On Twitter Ylan  Nancy  |  Email: Ylan  Nancy

Small Change: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

Readers Respond: Grace (Period) Under Pressure

I got the money! My fabulous, wonderful, darling tenants finally came through with their rent check 48 hours before the grace period ended. They sent it overnight mail -- I don't even want to think about how much that cost...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Young Adults Cope with the Recession

I came across a sad statistic yesterday. According to a poll by an online advocacy organization for teenagers and people in their 20s, two in five young adults have skipped a meal to save money. Come on, is it that...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 9, 2009; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nancy Trejos  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Economic News That's Not (Too) Depressing!

I've started affectionately calling this era my No Depression Recession because I'm tired of feeling financially defeated all the time. Apparently, I'm not alone. Last night, Discover card released the results of a new poll (PDF) taken last month that...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 9, 2009; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Eating Out Early and on the Cheap

The early bird apparently not only gets the worm, but also saves money. Last weekend, one of our colleagues went out for brunch at Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe in Rockville and noticed several large parties. Being a journalist, she eavesdropped...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Green and Hip, on the Cheap

Today we'd like to introduce Frances Stead Sellers, health editor at The Washington Post. She has some tips acquired from across the pond on how to cut corners on the basic task of drying clothes. Got a cheaper way to...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cheap & Green , Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Part 2: The Price -- and Profit -- of Beauty

After we posted about the price of beauty this morning, this e-mail from a local reader came into our inbox. We thought it was a great example of how you can make frugality actually work for you! We'd love to...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 7, 2009; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Price of Beauty

I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with Bulgari beauty products. It started when I stayed at a Ritz Carlton with a friend. No, I didn’t pay for my stay there. The Ritz is not in my budget. But my friend could...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Nancy Trejos  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Frugal Forever (Or, at least, for a few more months)?

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story today about whether this new era of frugality will really last. We all know that people are saving more and spending less, but is this just temporary belt-tightening or more of a...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 6, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ylan Q. Mui  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Will Clean for Rent

Pari’ Wright, 23, lives rent-free in North Arlington, where rents are among the highest in the nation. Her secret: Bartering. Exchanging goods and services in lieu of cash is an antiquated system of conducting business, but in these tough economic...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nancy Trejos  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company