Funny Money: How to Watch NFL Football for Little or No Money

Like any addiction, the NFL comes with built-in costs that can only truly be known by the addicts themselves, as well as their friends and family. Fans set aside business obligations, yardwork and family time to yell at the screen for hours on end. … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 4 Ways Being Dumb with Money Can Pay Off

Since you're filling your head with financial know-how by reading such a wonderful and brainy site as this one, you're most likely an ant. As you carefully plot out your money future, the grasshoppers are off spending themselves into oblivion without … [Read more...]

Funny Money: A Field Guide to Money-Sucking Friend, Family Members and Acquaintances, Part 2

Back in March, I shared my original field guide to financial leeches that surround every one of us. But that was just the beginning. There are more types of people out there whose main purpose in life seems to be sucking your wallet dry than … [Read more...]

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...]