Find Bargains, Deals at the Dollar Store

Dollar stores: Love ‘em or hate ‘em? This week’s episode of “The Cheap Life” looks at the deals/no deals of shopping at dollar stores. Leave me a comment telling me what you think (on the YouTube page, not here) for a chance to win a $50 gift card … and see Little Jeff scrubbing up in the bathtub!

Pinching Pennies on Pinterest

My philosophy on saving money is pretty simple. I don’t buy what I don’t need. And if I buy it and I feel guilty about it (What am I going to do with this? This is too much to spend on this!) I’ll likely return it. There are some pretty smart cookies on Pinterest when it comes to saving money. I’m new to Pinterest and am completely overwhelmed by all the neat stuff out there. I want these people to decorate my …

6 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

Even cheapskates like me get struck by cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending anywhere close to the $158 the National Retail Federation says that the average guy will spend on his sweetheart this February 14. Here are some tips for saying amore for a lessee this lover’s holiday: Breakfast in bed. Skip the crowded, overpriced dinner out. Surprise your valentine with breakfast in bed instead. Set your alarm a little early and try my …