Funny Money: 5 Things Totally Worth Overspending On And 5 Things That Are Totally Not

At a certain point, minimalism turns into masochism, and frugality is just foolishness. Some things in life are simply worth paying for. Meaning, the stuff you use every day, that has a major effect on your quality of life. Like socks. If your … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Low-down, Dirty Tricks for Salary Negotiations

With all apologies to the cinematic masterwork of the revered Jean-Claude Van Damme, the real blood sport is not kickboxing, but salary negotiations. It's these brutal, high-stakes tangles with lopsided power dynamics that determine not only the size … [Read more...]

Funny Money: What Our Favorite Board Games Taught Us About Money

Before money was in your life, there were board games. From the instant your parents trusted that you would no longer swallow game pieces and allowed you to compete against them, you were subconsciously learning lessons through the games about life, … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Cheap Alternatives to Common Everyday Expenses

Everyone frets over major purchases and overanalyzes them as if their financial future depends on their choices. But rest assured that when you've really screwed things up and you're sitting there wondering where it all went wrong, it will have been … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Desperate Ways to Scrounge Up Extra Cash

When money gets tight, standards get loose, and any and all options for scooping up more cash become viable possibilities. The desire to sacrifice your dignity for some easy cash extends to those of all social backgrounds, which is why you'll see … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Estate Planning Myths And Why You — Yes, You! — Need a Will

In your twenties, it’s easy to put things off. After all, you’re young, invincible and have all the time in the world. Retirement savings, medical check-ups, returned phone calls to mom and credit card balances all seem like they can wait for another … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Hidden Costs to Avoid at All Costs, Part Two

Last week I ranted about the ways weddings, funerals, cars and cell phones have a way of latching their leech-like maws onto your wallet and siphoning away unexpected costs. This week yields the epic sequel to that potboiler. Expect thrills, chills … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Hidden Costs to Avoid at All Costs, Part One

Deal hunters pride themselves on being great with money, and conniving marketers exploit that pride by luring them into dark corners with low prices, only to mug them with a barrage of hidden costs. The more effective the mugger is at mugging, the … [Read more...]

Funny Money: The Highs, Lows, Hustles and Flows of Video Streaming Websites

What a magical time this is for movie fans. Now, for the first time in history, the technology exists to let us hunt down any movie we desire on video streaming websites, drop a few invisible credit card bucks, then sit back and relax to watch images … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Stuff You Should Never Buy Because You Can Get it For Free

People tend to say and repeat the quote "there's no such thing as a free lunch" as if it's something wise and profound. These are people who have never been to Denny's on their birthday, where there is also a free breakfast and dinner. I'm not … [Read more...]