You guys, a 14-year-old figured how to save the federal government $136 million per year. My biggest accomplishment at 14? I learned to ride my bike with no hands.
It started when Suvir Mirchandani was a sixth-grader at a Pittsburgh-area middle school. After realizing his class was using a ton of printed material, he looked for ways to save on printer ink. After some experimentation, Suvir found that his school district could save as much as $21,000 a year–just by switching to Garamond. Continue reading
Whether it’s car insurance or health insurance, the irony of insurance is a little painful. I pay nearly a hundred bucks a month for something that I hope I’ll never use.
Of course, I try to lower this expense as much as possible–while making sure I’m adequately covered, in case sh!t happens. But here’s a sneaky little thing I just learned about.
Ever heard of insurance price optimizing? I hadn’t either, until I read this article from Credit.com. It’s a sneaky insider trick, and, well, here’s how they put it:
“Price optimization is a data mining tool used by insurers to charge higher premiums to those consumers least likely to shop for a new policy in the face of a rate increase.” Continue reading
My cravings usually don’t contain anything green. Unless maybe it’s pistachio ice cream, in which case, bring it on. I hate to admit it, but for the most part, my food fantasies are unhealthy and processed and, well, disgusting.
Except for spring rolls. I could probably stuff my face with these every day. Years ago, a friend’s mom shared a cheap recipe for fresh spring rolls. They’re a little time consuming to make, but they’re totally worth it. Continue reading
According to the weather, it’s time for a damn vacation.
When traveling, it’s easy to get caught up in all the sightseeing and exploring and boozing. So I thought I’d put together a handy infographic of ways to carry money safely while traveling. If you like these tips, check out a more extensive post I did on this topic over at Lifehacker’s Two Cents blog.
Do you have any travel plans this summer? How do you protect your money while traveling? (For a larger view, click on the image and zoom in.)
More on Brokepedia:
5 Affordable Cities for a Budget Vacation
Tingo Offers Refunds on Hotel Price Drops
7 Ways to Save Money at the Airport
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Some beauty products are so expensive, I’d rather live with the fine lines they promise to cure. If you’ve ever stepped foot in a Sephora, you know what I’m talking about.
But as a 31-year-old trying to defy both gravity and time, I’ve learned to appreciate the value of a good beauty product. Sure, I’m all about the cheap, versatile, DIY stuff. But there are some products you come across that work magic. And for that reason, they’re worth every penny.
Of course, you also want to get the most out of them. Here are a few tips for extending the life your beauty products.