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The Bible's Ecclesiastes 3:18 says: "To every thing there is a season". Not to trivialize that great book, the same can be said for the American economy, especially when it comes to shopping. Nearly every month there is something, somewhere the price is not only a good one, it is the near perfect time to buy,but with the old Frugal Yankee caveat - if you need it.
The idea of buying anything at any time just because it is on sale is, well, lame brained. However, if you need something, buying it while it is at its cheapest is one the most basic of thrifty tenets. To make this process as easy as possible, every month the Frugal Yankee goes out and researches when prices are their most affordable on a wide range of goods. May offers some great deals. Read more »
Ok, let's be honest. The economy is not going to get better anytime soon. The pressure on our budgets is being wracked by rising costs and lowered incomes. The traditional virtue of New England thrift is essential. All of us, will be required to design a financial regimen. One that protects our families and our homes. This isn't new. It has been done in the not too distant past. We can and will do it.
Of course, the Frugal Yankee has a few pointers to help you. It is the ABCs of Frugality. The first step is relatively easy, but in its simplicity lies the core of smart planning. Here then, are 8 simple rules to spending less and enjoying life.
The family is gathered. The table is set. The house smells of wonderful cooking smells - pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes, everything you love at Thanksgiving including that big ol' bird sitting in the middle of the table.
Then all the eyes fall on you. You have been given the honor of carving the fowl. A moment of panic slips silently into your soul. You don't want to muck it up. Do not fear, the Frugal Yankee is here.
We scoured the internet and found, what we think is the best "How To Carve a Turkey" video. Use it to brush up on your technique or if you're tackling your first.
Here are a few more tips:
• Be sure the turkey rests for about 20-25 minutes after coming out of the oven.
• Cover it with aluminum foil while it rests.
• The knife to be used should be sharp & thin.
• Be a bit of a showman, show everyone sitting at the table the turkey so they can "ooh and ash". Read more »
Have you reached that age when you're considering a will or even have one? Did you consider your digital world? Many people don't and when it comes time for their heirs to poke around your files, they may never be able to access all the info they'll need to process the estate.
Naturally there are services out there that can help. All you have to do is google "digital account help" and a bunch will pop up.
Yet essentially it gets down to something simple. Make sure all your assets have a clear and easy to find road map. Sometimes drawing up that map may be difficult, so the frugal Yankee suggests you start keeping track of everything in a small notebook. Then transfer all that information into a document. Another trick is to have a special place on your computer for all passwords and accounts. As you change their particulars, change it in your 'special place' as well.
Perhaps you have some tips you'd like to share on this topic? Please do.
Sadly, Carl Beane has died. The Frugal Yankee interviewed him and he was great. We even asked who he slept with to get the Fenway gig. Ever the gentleman, he never revealed who it was. While he was alive, he had one of the best jobs in Boston as P.A. announcer at Fenway Park. Carl Beane tells all. Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls.....
When it comes to foods that are bad for you, it seems human creativity knows no bounds. It also seems that marketing maven have no morality. Who cares if the nation is getting obese or that the cost of a nation of fatties will out strip the gross national product of many countries in the world. It it's salty, loaded with fat, and simply bad for you then we're going to make it, promote it and hopefully sell a enough to make some skinny guy rich.
Here then are five of the worst/best food ideas to come down the candy land chute in some time.
Credit card companies are not my favorite capitalistic entities. They promote a better life style, charge outrageous rates, take advantage of the disadvantaged, corrupt the political process and hurt far too many people. They are bottom feeders who are no better than a thuggish street corner loan shark. If credit card companies could break your leads for non-payment, they would. What makes credit card companies indistinguishable from many other avaricious companies is when things go wrong, they use words to pave over their short comings. They attempt to make it sound innocuous.
This past week Visa and MasterCard revealed that data has recently experienced 'unauthorized access'.'Less than 1.5 million' credit card holders information had been misappropriated by illegal means. And, glory be, the 'incident had been contained'. Read more »