The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule or the law of the vital few, is an observation that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. I often use the Pareto Principle in my job, especially when we work on quality or process improvement projects. A nice thing about Pareto is … Read moreUsing The Pareto Principle to Improve Your Finances
Are you looking for a good deal? Chances are that you know about some of the daily deal sites out there. These sites provide you with a way to get deep discounts on various products and experiences. A good daily deal site can provide you with opportunities to save money on things that you normally … Read moreTop 5 Daily Deal Web Sites
My wife and I are always looking for ways that we can improve our family’s bottom line. Whether it’s through finding ways to make more money on the side, finding ways to save on regular monthly expenses or by finding ways to save on our taxes, we’re always on the lookout for ways to save. … Read moreSave Money with Health Care Flexible Spending Account
When it comes time to buy a new car most of us default to trading in our old car rather than trying to sell it ourselves. It’s not that we can’t sell it, but just that we get kind of…lazy! Let’s face it, walking into a dealership and turning in the keys to our car … Read moreWhy You Should Sell Your Car Instead of Doing a Trade-in
Chances are, you are already planning your holiday shopping. You might even be looking ahead toward Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With retailers still trying to lure customers into spending, this year offers the potential for some great deals on the biggest shopping days of the year. Here are some shopping tips that can help … Read moreHoliday Shopping Tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
With gas prices continuing to rise there has been an equal increase in the amount of marketing for new fuel efficient vehicles and hybrids. Some of these vehicles claim to have anywhere from 40 miles per gallon and above depending on your driving style. If you are in the market for a new (to you) … Read moreShould You Buy a New Fuel Efficient Hybrid or a Used Car?
We all need to make some quick cash from time to time. The easiest way to make a fast buck is to gather up everything you would like to get rid of. Gather items such as clothes you no longer fit into to pieces of furniture you no longer need. Then take good pictures of … Read moreThe Best Places to Sell Your Used Stuff Fast and Easy
Whether you are surprising your significant other with a marriage proposal or working together to select what she likes, buying an engagement ring can quickly become an expensive task. There are so many “rules of thumb” surrounding how much to spend on an engagement ring that it can be hard to decide what to do. … Read moreHow Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?
With drought sweeping the nation’s heartland, it’s time again to look at ways to save money on that most basic of human commodities, food. No matter what the price of food, we still need to eat but there are ways to buy groceries that can cut down on some of the predictable price increases. Photo … Read moreSaving Money at the Supermarket
Have you ever seen the television show “Doomsday Preppers“? A few weeks ago on a Friday night I happened across the show on the National Geographic channel. It was dedicated to telling the stories of people or families who are preparing for the modern world to collapse. It might be someone who really thinks 2012 … Read moreHow to Prepare for Disaster Without Going Broke