Why I Pay More For Everything

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet In the book Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, the authors say that morality is defined by how the world should work while economics is defined by how the world actually does

Why Do We Shop?

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

This question has been examined by psychologists and personal finance bloggers for years and the reasons are usually broken down into the old needs vs. wants dilemma. I think it goes much deeper than that.

What IS Money?

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet photo credit: srish Beyond saying that money is a medium of exchange, what exactly is money? There are four types of money: 1. Commodity money. Throughout history, people have used different commodities as a form of money: gold, silver,

Welcome MSN Smart Spending Readers!

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

If you’ve arrived here from Smart Spending, welcome! Please take a moment to read my About page, look through the Archives and consider subscribing through your RSS reader or through your email inbox. Here are a few popular posts at

We Have A Winner! Clear Blogging Edition

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet Congratulations to Jeff from Michigan, the latest winner of a free book from The Wisdom Journal! This really good book, Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them, was full of tips

We Have A Winner: Clear Blogging Edition

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Congratulations to Jeff from Michigan who was the winner of Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them. Jeff the book is on its way to you right now and I hope you

8 Ways to Cut Your Clothing Costs

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet Ah, summer is almost here and I will be pulling out the short sleeved shirts, shorts, and lightweight summer clothing. Did you ever think that clothing carries a storage cost? It takes time to clean, fold, pack, and carry […]