Is It Okay to Buy a Refurbished Product?

refurbished product, electronics, second-hand gadgets

Most refurbished items are electronics. We’ll stick to that category for the sake of this post. If you’re concerned about buying refurbished, electronics are probably your concern. So many parts to break. So is it okay to buy a refurbished product? When I say ‘okay’ I mean, is saving the money worth buying a possibly … Read more

Extreme Minimalism

extreme minimalism, saving money, minimalism, frugal living

What a complex topic to discuss! See, the word ‘extreme’ is very… how shall I say it… extreme. It’s rather meaningless, really. What is extreme to me may not be extreme to you and vice versa. However, I’ve read enough comments on personal finance posts to be able to gauge the readership of this blog … Read more

Do you really need an emergency fund?

Do you really need an emergency fund?

If you’ve been around the personal finance blogosphere for more than a day, you’ve read about emergency funds. I haven’t written about emergency funds until because I thought they had already been covered to death. But what hasn’t been covered to death is the why. Most people write about how an emergency fund is just … Read more

New Life Insurance Policy Covers Death By Loch Ness Monster

When you take out a life-insurance policy, you are choosing to protect your family should the worst come to pass and you die prematurely. Life insurance is an important aspect of financial planning, and many people decide to purchase a policy for their peace of mind. However, when you buy life insurance, you may not … Read more

The Practical Benefits of Biking to Work

The Practical Benefits of Biking to Work

For years I’ve biked to work. Rain or shine, I pedaled all the way to work on my cheap bicycle. I’ve lived in a lot of different places while doing this routine. I’ve biked daily anywhere from 6 miles to 19 miles. Needless to say, I’ve had plenty of time to think about all the … Read more