AARP savings Challenge

I’m Taking Away Your Allowance

Posted on 10/29/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: My husband will not quit spending. He has purchased several vehicles, only to trade them in for less than we owed on them. During our 18-year marriage, we have refinanced our house six times to pay off loans and credit cards. When we refinanced this last time, I refused to pay any of his credit cards or loans off. I would not have even considered refinancing again, but the low rates were appealing. That was 21/2 years ago. I …

“Fall Into Savings” Challenge Wraps Up

Posted on 10/29/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsThe special 2012 “Fall Into Savings” Challenge is now history, and it indeed made some history, with a record number of more than 5,600 individuals now registered in the Savings Challenge group. Who knew there were so many cheapskates out there? This month-long Challenge, which ended on Oct. 28, was all about finding simple, creative ways to save money. So simple, in fact, you might say you just “fall into” these money-saving methods (get it?). Yep, group members really got …

Save Money By Breaking Bad Spending Habits

Posted on 10/8/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsIt’s true what they say:  Bad habits are hard to break.  But the good news is that breaking many bad habits will not only make you happier, and maybe healthier, but richer too. And that’s what the Week 2 “Break a Bad Spending Habit” Challenge is all about.  We want to hear your success stories about how you’ve kicked some nasty habits and saved some cash because of it. Maybe it’s a habit you just fell into like getting coffee …

Get Ready for the AARP Savings Challenge

Posted on 03/29/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsLet the games – and the money saving – begin!  Next Monday, April 2, we’re kicking off a special springtime edition of Savings Challenge, a chance for you to share your penny pinching tips, learn some new ways to save money, and maybe even win some terrific prizes! Every week from April 2 through April 29, we’ll be hosting a week-long challenge, asking for your best tips and stories as they relate to a specific money-saving topic I’ll announce each Monday.  …