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Devilishly, Deliciously Cheap Football-Watching Recipes

Posted on 08/29/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith fall here and the football season underway, here are the recipes for some of my favorite frugal tailgating fare. Notice the names of the recipes. Do you detect a theme? That’s right, I’m playing the devil’s advocate with these devilishly delicious dishes, but in each case the spices can be reduced or even eliminated to turn down the heat factor. Be sure to wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers and spices.   Devil’s Inferno Crock Pot Wings If …

5 Money-Saving Uses for Leftover Charcoal

Posted on 09/4/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith Labor Day behind us, you’re probably thinking about putting away the outdoor grill for the summer and wondering what to do with that half empty bag of charcoal left over from the grilling season. Well whatever you do, don’t throw it away! See also: Repurpose Other Things Around the House Check out these creative ways to use up the last of the summer’s charcoal. When I’m talking about charcoal, you should use natural “lump”-type or pure charcoal briquettes without chemicals …

Labor Day is No Picnic for the Unemployed

Posted on 08/31/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkLabor Day isn’t the easiest holiday for the millions of folks who are unemployed. For family and friends of people who are jobless, being unsure of what to say – or not say – is tough as well (the link has some good advice). It’s an especially difficult time for people who haven’t had to job-hunt in years, and for workers with multiple decades of experience who often face age bias. AARP has resources to help on topics from decoding job …

Helping Others in Hard Times, it’s our Responsibility

Posted on 09/6/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIn 1884, President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day and an official Federal Holiday. In 1898, Samuel Gompers called Labor Day, “The day when toilers’ rights and wrongs may lay down their tools for a holiday…touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it.” I had to look the definition of phalanax up; that’s a big word for 1898. The definition would basically be a military formation; who knew? I overheard my two …