Carol Cavazos has some great tips in Living on the Cheap that she acquired from downsizing expert Monica Friel. She not only gives us great ideas for downsizing the many things we manage to accumulate in our homes over time, but she also has a link at the beginning on her other article on downsizing your home. Check it out here: … [Read more...] about Ways to Eliminate Some Clutter and Maybe Save Money!
The Easter holiday can be hard on a family’s budget. You’ve just made it through Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and now you have Easter coming up quickly. Traditionally, this holiday means new outfits and filled-to-the-brim Easter baskets and lots of delicious food for a special holiday dinner. The cost can add up quickly. Read Kelly Black's story in Living on the Cheap.com on four ways to make … [Read more...] about How to Save on Easter
There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. So check out these possibilities: INSTALL A HOME ALARM SYSTEM - This money saving idea is also for senior homeowners, so if you’re a renter you can skip this … [Read more...] about Great Discounts for Seniors That You May Not Have Known About
When you receive your income tax refund, it’s okay to allow yourself a little treat. It may not be completely logical to run out and buy new shoes or take the family out to dinner when you also have debts, but sometimes, it’s nice to do. Don’t blow all of it, though. Think about having fun with 10% of the refund, then using the rest to improve your financial situation. Read Dawn Papandrea's ten … [Read more...] about How to Spend Your Tax Refund
Ford Mustang lovers: Did you know that at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, you can sit in the driver’s seat of a custom-built 1965 Ford Mustang merged with a 2015 model? Plan your visit today to get a first-hand view into how far automotive design and technology have come in the past five decades — and what the next half-century could bring for the … [Read more...] about Free: “Split Personality” Ford Mustang Exhibit
Strategies to take control of your money and organize your financial life Raise your hand if you’ve ever made this resolution before: This year, I vow to take control of my money. Raise your other hand if, once again last year, you failed to exert the kind of budget control you wanted. This can be the year you get control. There are lots of ways to budget, and you can find people to … [Read more...] about How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions: Managing Your Money
Washington, DC, is home to more free attractions than any other American city. The Smithsonian alone has 17 museums, galleries and a zoo, and that's just a fraction of the incredible things to see and do in the city. This is as it should be for the nation's capital, a city FOR all of the people in the United States. But it can be overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. Here's a primer of … [Read more...] about Best Free Attractions for First-Time Visitors to Washington, DC
“Portraits of the World: Switzerland” opened December 15, 2017 and will run until November 12, 2018. It is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an international artist affiliated with the lending country. The featured work is Femme en Extase, a portrait of … [Read more...] about Free: New Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery