Quality versus crap: Why I bought $80 pajamas

Yesterday, I spent $80 on a pair of pajama bottoms. (Or, as the company calls them, Alaskan guide lounge bottoms.) On the one hand, this feels like an insane amount to spend on sleepwear. On the other hand, my last two pears of pajamas — both $20 specials from Costco — have lasted no longer … Read moreQuality versus crap: Why I bought $80 pajamas

The 8 Best Things to Buy at Amazon Today

Every week, Amazon offers a handful of products at bargain-basement prices. The deals are even better if you are a Prime member and can take advantage of free two-day shipping. Here are eight of the best deals that you can get now. You can save up to 67 percent on these bargains. Remember, not only … Read moreThe 8 Best Things to Buy at Amazon Today

The Fight for the Right to Repair: Why It’s Getting Harder to Fix Your Own Stuff

Major technology manufacturers have been making it increasingly difficult for the average person to repair the items they produce. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, it’s us consumers who demand every new generation of smartphone be faster and lighter than the last. That doesn’t happen by magic. It takes fancy screws, special adhesives, … Read moreThe Fight for the Right to Repair: Why It’s Getting Harder to Fix Your Own Stuff

Your Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card — Plus Cash Back on Everything You Buy

Our partner Ebates offers a great way to save money on many of the purchases you make online. Now, signing up for Ebates is potentially even more lucrative: We’re giving away $500 in Visa gift cards to shoppers who already use Ebates and to those who sign up between now and Nov. 10. Here’s all … Read moreYour Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card — Plus Cash Back on Everything You Buy

Get Cash Back on Everything You Buy — Plus a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

Our partner Ebates offers a great way to save money on many of the purchases you make online. Now, signing up for Ebates is potentially even more lucrative: We’re giving away $500 in Visa gift cards to shoppers who already use Ebates and to those who sign up between now and Nov. 10. Here’s all … Read moreGet Cash Back on Everything You Buy — Plus a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About

6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About [Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us 😉 I couldn’t help but interject … Read more6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About

8 Products Under $20 That Make Dinnertime Easier

Getting tired of takeout? If your busy life keeps you from cooking meals, we have just the solution: A bunch of products under $20 that can help you save time while making meals that are nutritious and inexpensive. Following are eight clever products that make meal prep and clean up quick and easy. Think of … Read more8 Products Under $20 That Make Dinnertime Easier

How They Make Fast Food Look So Good

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Mmmm … that TV commercial makes you want to run out and get two all-beef patties loaded with the fixings on a sesame seed bun. But after a trip through the drive-thru, you realize your burger doesn’t look anything like the one in the commercial. What’s up … Read moreHow They Make Fast Food Look So Good

21 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Dollar stores lure us in with rock-bottom prices. Sometimes you get what you pay for, but often the things they sell are good products at a tremendous discount — a real bargain. Here’s what bargain-shopping experts say are good buys at dollar stores. 1. Greeting cards icatnews … Read more21 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store

12 Things I’ve Bought from Secondhand Stores in the Last Year

One of my favorite tips to hammer home on The Simple Dollar is the value of shopping at secondhand stores. About a year ago – I think I started the note last November – I started keeping track of things that I bought at the secondhand store with the goal of someday listing them in … Read more12 Things I’ve Bought from Secondhand Stores in the Last Year