How to Use Free and Cheap Sites Safely

How to Use Free and Cheap Sites Safely

Need to save this holiday season? Or all year round? It's two days before Thanksgiving as I write this. Seems like we just got done with Back-to-School sales. Then, Halloween candy hit us like a diabetic brick, and we didn't even get Thanksgiving this year--Black...

Things You Pay Too Much For: Storage

Things You Pay Too Much For: Storage

Do you have storage overkill? If you have more than two of these: Dropbox, Google, Box, an external hard drive, and Apple Storage, you're paying way too much for storage you can never fill. And you're paying every one of those bills. Remember when your hard drive...

Skip The Streaming Wars & Save a Bundle of Cash Today

Skip The Streaming Wars & Save a Bundle of Cash Today

Let the streaming wars begin! Disney's set to win this, hands down. Every kind in America knows Disney made a service and all the stuff they used to watch elsewhere is now exclusively there. "Mom, I'm signing up for the free trial."  Declan knew the release date for...

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Cure the "broke teacher" syndrome--starting...now! "Any teacher that won't give a kid a pencil shouldn't be teacher." Someone said that to me once, not long after I started my "no spend" policy. I was a broke teacher and figured the only way to stop being one was to...

Stupid School Supplies Teachers Make Kids Buy

Stupid School Supplies Teachers Make Kids Buy

Are you one of "those teachers" who makes kids buy a list of specialty school supplies? If you're a parent you know what I'm talking about--that school supply list a mile long. "Mom, I need a pink, purple, blue, cyan, and black seven subject notebook, a set of 33...

Stir Fried Rice for Pennies (without the MSG)

Stir Fried Rice for Pennies (without the MSG)

Stir fried rice is Chinese takeout for pennies. Take out is expensive and takes time to pick up.  You don't need it. You can have this stir fried rice instantly.  Rice is freezer friendly, so you can freeze any leftovers for this quick meal. I call this "recycled...

Low Carb & Lazy: One-Pot “Egg Rolls”

Low Carb & Lazy: One-Pot “Egg Rolls”

Who doesn't love an egg roll? Home cooks, that's who. I started making this recipe when I went keto for a year to test for health reasons. I had to be strict about it because it wasn't a weight loss diet (though that's a side benefit!) it was medical. So, I started...