Google-X’s Detailed Tipping Strategy

Inspired by Personal Finance Advice’s discussion of tipping, I felt that it was appropriate to discuss my own strategy for tipping, which revolves around one


Battling The Convenience and Costs of Fast Food

The biggest advantage that fast food has is that it is so easy and it saves time by allowing us to multi-task. On busy days,


The Correlation Between Saving Money And Losing Weight

Over the past few months, I’ve discovered an amazing correlation between my debts and my waistline: they’re both shrinking. Here’s how it happened. I started


Staple Foods You Should Always Have On Hand

One of the greatest money savers is cooking at home. You can often prepare tasty, simple foods at home very easily and quickly and with


Feeding My Sweet Tooth Without Breaking My Belly Or Breaking the Bank

I have a problem. I have a sweet tooth that sometimes runs rampant over all rational sense. I especially love ice cream, particularly well-made ice


20 Tips On How To Survive With Very Little Money

At a certain point in my young adult life, I reached a crossroads of intense poverty. Although I was working and going to school, I


How To Save Money: 5 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket

Many people think about saving money, but decide that it’s too much work or it interferes too much with their lives. I’m usually this way,


The Road to Financial Armageddon #9: The Road to Recovery

Yesterday, I described my financial meltdown, when I reached a point where there was more money going out each month than coming in with no


10 Firefox Plugins That Save You Money

For those of you out there who are still using Internet Explorer, there is another option that won’t open your computer to all sorts of


The Road to Financial Armageddon #7: Here Comes Baby

Yesterday, I talked about the period in my life where my wife and I spent money like it was going out of style in order


The Author of Google-X Admits to Being an Idiot

That’s right, readers, I’m an idiot. There’s really not much more to say other than that. I am capable of coming up with some useful


Bought A Flawed Product? Here’s The Best Way To Handle It

Once every few months, I will purchase an item at the store, take it home, and discover a serious problem with it. The bread has


Zen and the Art of the Grocery List

Supermarkets are designed to mess with your mind. I believe firmly that they are designed by a room full of middle management folks, sitting in


Mastering Coupons (Without Being a Coupon Nut)

I used to think that clipping coupons was a giant waste of time. “Coupons encourage you to buy extra junk that you don’t need,” I