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Small Change: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

Even Personal Finance Writers Make Mistakes

I recently opened the monthly statement for my MasterCard. When I read it, I gasped. No, not because my balance was ridiculously high. I actually had a zero balance on this particular statement. What surprised me was my annual percentage...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Consumer News , Nancy Trejos  
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To Bake or Not to Bake

If you follow my blog posts, you would think I have an obsession with food (Three of my last four were about eating.) Clearly, my friends do because one of them pointed out this interesting story on Slate.com. The author,...

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 23, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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Small Change for Reducing Your Utility Bill

If we were saintly as well as frugal, we would consider saving money an end in itself. But we are far from saintly. And the frugal part is still a work in progress. So our ears perked up when we...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cheap & Green , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Looking Good in a Recession

Spring is here and some of you might be in need of some new outfits. And because we are in a recession, Dolce &Gabbana is probably out of your range. It’s definitely out of mine (actually it always has been....

By Nancy Trejos  |  April 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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Coupons More Popular than Britney

A team of very nonscientific researchers have finally discovered the one thing that can distract the nation from Britney Spears: coupons. According to the Omniscient Oracle of Google, the number of searches for coupons have outstripped those for the pop...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 21, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bargains , Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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White House to Look at Credit Card Fees

There was an interesting story in the Wall Street Journal today about the White House preparing to look closely at credit card practices. A subscription is required to read the WSJ, but we'll sum it up here for you here!...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 20, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
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The Dirt on Saving Money

Today we have another guest blogger for you, our colleague Kelly Johnson. She solved a big financial and logistical headache with a little savvy frugality: It took me most of an afternoon to realize he wasn’t coming back. The contractor...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 20, 2009; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cheap & Green , Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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