Category: Money Saving Tips

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 6 – Little Bean Pods!

Summer hit yesterday with full force (it was 89F out when I took these pictures) and the plants are officially living outdoors full time. Last week I was pretty excited about that possibility since I was sick of lugging the pots in and out each day. Hopefully they’ll survive the heat (it’s about 20 degrees

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 5 – Transplanting the Seedlings

Last week we started transplanting, with the beans and a few tomato plants. This week we did the bulk of the transplanting, moving the seedlings into their final containers. Just to be safe, we’re moving an extra seedling or 2 just in case one dies off. Later we’ll thin out the weaker plants. We have

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 4 – Wilting Cucumbers

We’re done with the fourth week of our container gardening adventure. The temperature in Chicago decided to drop again this week, so while we were in the 70s for awhile, we’ve dropped into the 40s & 50s, so the plants have mostly been indoors for the past week, just because it’s warmer. Unfortunately this week

Free Streaming Yoga, Pilates, & Exercise Videos on Hulu

Looking for video recommendations? Check out the 10 best yoga videos on Amazon Prime. The weather is getting warmer here and just like spring is a fresh start for all the plants growing outside, it’s a good time to make personal changes for a “new start.” The boyfriend and I have been actively seeking ways

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 3 – Pepper Surprise!

I know I didn’t do a week 2 update last week, but it was a hectic week and there really wasn’t much change from week 1. Our seedlings continued to grow and that was about it. Well, during week 3, we got a little surprise. The pepper seeds we’d given up on have started to

Happy Earth Day! Save Money Being Green!

It’s Earth Day today, which is a great day to remind us to try and live greener lives. This is good because being green and eco-friendly can actually save you money! A lot of people think you have to spend a lot of money being green, which may be the case for things like installing

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 1 – The Seedlings

Spring is officially here! I love looking out the window and seeing buds on the trees and flowers popping up. They’re all signs that the weather is warmer and gardening season is here. When I lived at home, my parents had a garden every year, growing all kinds of vegetables and fruits. I always enjoyed

How To Save Money While Working

This post is for the new graduates, entering the working world for the first time, and those of us who’ve been toiling in our day jobs for awhile now. Working is hard and (depending on your job) sometimes not the most fun the in the world. Most people only work because they need money to

Tricks to Pay Off Student Loans After College

If you went to college, it’s pretty likely you’re one of the 2/3rds of student who graduated with an average of $23,186 in student loan debt. I’m one of them, and my debt amount is way more than the average. Now that I’m out in the real world, I have the challenge of repaying that

Jewel Shoppers: Earn Catalinas with Your Bucks

Mashup Mom turned me on to this originally, and I was able to finally try it out this past weekend, and I’m now a huge fan. If you shop at Jewel, you have to sign up for this. YourBucks is a free pilot program where you register your Preferred Card and you earn back Catalinas