I take great pleasure in learning French and it has been an ongoing aspiration of mine to achieve fluency. Though not exactly useful in the U.S., it is a beautiful language that I'm sure will come in handy when I eventually travel outside of North America for the first time. If you would like to … [Read more...] about 7 Best Free Resources for Learning French
Did you know that if a purchased item's price drops within a week or two, if a better price is found elsewhere, or if you miss a coupon, many stores will refund the excess amount paid? As great as that is, many of us don't have the kind of time and patience required to perform routine, temporally … [Read more...] about Free Automated Price Tracking Refunds with Paribus
All natural. Do these words make you feel all fuzzy inside? If so, a fallacy is at play in your mind, and it could be costing you big time. The naturalistic fallacy, coined by British philosopher G.E. Moore in 1903, though originally identified by Scottish philosopher David Hume (“Hume’s law”) … [Read more...] about 7 Food Myths Burning a Hole in Your Wallet
Our species is programmed to crave and enjoy sugar, but in the modern developed world, that adaptation does not serve us well. Nearly 71% of Americans are overweight, with about 38% obese, per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention 2016 statistics, and sugar no doubt plays an important … [Read more...] about Cut Back on Sugar to Reduce Costs and Improve Health
Rebate apps are valuable tools for cutting down on your grocery expenses—I reviewed several in an earlier post, Save Money with Rebate Apps. But if you want just one great rebate app, go with Ibotta. Founded in 2011, it’s by far the most popular and well-known of the rebate apps and works at over … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide to Ibotta
In 2015 Consumer Reports found organic food to be on average 47% more expensive, based on over 100 product pairings. But is it worth the additional cost? Let’s dig into the data. Organic produce indeed has less synthetic pesticide and fertilizer residues than its conventional counterpart. Foods … [Read more...] about Is Organic Food Worth the Added Cost?
In today’s hyper-digital world—the age of Instagram and Pinterest—images of excellent caliber are a critical accompaniment to text. You can probably make a compelling case that imagery predominates over written content. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking aesthetics.) Shamefully, I'll admit … [Read more...] about 5 Best Free Stock Photo Sites
Going to the movies might just be my favorite recreational activities, but boy, it sure isn’t the activity for the money-conscious person. Fortunately, however, AMC Theatres, which became the largest movie theater chain following a major acquisition in 2016, offers some worthwhile opportunities to … [Read more...] about Ways to Save on Going to the Movies at AMC Theatres