Saving Gets Better With Age

In keeping with this week’s “Frugal Fun” Savings Challenge, I wanted to share a story of my own about how you can have fun without paying full price. Emma, our 13-year old niece from Ohio, was visiting my wife and me here in Maryland back in August. It was sort of the last hurrah of Emma’s summer vacation. One evening Denise, my long-suffering wife, took Emma to a minor league baseball game. Both girls are avid baseball fans, so they …

Add to Your Retirement Stash, or Buy Now…How About an App for That?

You’ve been saving for that new flat screen TV. Wise consumer that you are, comparing prices is a given. Now for a new twist on shopping around: what if you kept your current TV, took the cash you had planned to spend on the flat screen, and put it in your 401(k) instead?

99 Ways to Save!

Everyone is trying to save money anywhere they can these days, while still doing all the things they love, like traveling and indulging in your favorite foods and restaurants. (I personally can’t wait for the coupon section each Sunday!) AARP Bulletin has a great list of 99 Great Ways to Save – with tips that you might not have thought of on your own! Check them out…and here is a sampling of a few good ones: Saving on Fuel: For …

Restaurant.com Discounts!

Today, AARP announced its latest member discount – and this one is very cool, especially if you need a break from cooking…who isn’t looking for a good deal on an evening out of the house these days? AARP and Restaurant.com have teamed up to bring an exclusive discount to AARP members on the 25,000 daily gift certificate options offered on Restaurant.com – how cool is that?! Check out the new AARP Restaurant Discount Center at www.aarp.org/restaurant for the lowdown. Once …

U.S. Forest Service: No More Discounts for Older Campers

A new proposal by the U.S. Forest Service is calling for an end to the 40-year long discount benefits older Americans and people with disabilities have been able to use when camping. Lifetime passes older folks and people with disabilities are given cut their camping fees by 50 percent. Reasons being that the number of older people are growing in a struggling economy, this new proposal suggests that these discounts be decreased to merely 10 percent. The public has until …