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Why Caesar’s Gruesome Death Makes me Celebrate Friends

Good friends make a great life. The Ides of March is almost here. That's the day Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back by his friends.  Every March 15th, in honor of Caesar, I celebrate friends. "Caesar got killed though..." Yes, indeed. How many of us have...

Surviving Restaurants with Your Not Broke Friends

Do you fear going to restaurants with your not-broke friends? "Can you go out to the restaurant with us?" Normal people answer yes or no depending on if they're busy.  Broke teachers always say no...because they're broke. Broke teachers don't go to fancy...

Traveling Light? Try Hotel Tonight

Want to see the world but too broke to travel? Maybe not! Getting a hotel room doesn't need to break the bank or force you to plan fifty years in advance. "Get a room on Hotel Tonight," said my friend.  I travel to New York for Job 2 from time to time. When I'm...

Quality Cookware Nearly Free

Quality cookware can be really expensive...but it doesn't have to be! I love to cook.  My cookware is really important to me, and I'll be honest--I've got some quality stuff.  Some, I got for my wedding, and some I got when I wasn't a broke teacher. Not all, though....

Why Couponing May Be Costing You a Fortune!

Couponing is costing you money! There! I said it.  Couponing is bad. I'm the cheapest person on earth.  I'm the master of thrift, the Chieftan of Cheap.  I was reusing, recycling, and repurposing long before it became a thing.  When extreme couponing shows hit the...