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13 Free or Cheap Ways To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Much to the chagrin of my pregnant wife, I held off on turning on the air conditioner until last night. In the evening it was getting cool enough to open the windows and let Mother Nature cool our house. In the morning, I would close the windows and blinds before I...

Setting Boundaries for Grandparental Spending

My in-laws came over to our house yesterday. Their visit was very tense as my wife and I had decided to begin confronting the issue of my mother-in-law’s spending habits, especially concerning our children. She is a spendthrift and she would rather spend every penny...
I Just Paid a Stranger To Mail Me $29 Worth of Worms

I Just Paid a Stranger To Mail Me $29 Worth of Worms

Yes, you read that correctly:  I paid a stranger $29 to send me a pound of worms via Priority Mail.  But, you see, these aren’t just any ordinary worms. These are Eisenia fetida, otherwise known as Red Wigglers. Last week, I stumbled upon a post on DIY Life titled,...

A Recession Could Do America Some Good

I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking… “How in the world could a recession be good?” A recession is a painful thing that nobody likes to go through. It’s an exercise in endurance and it’s all the more painful since we’ve had such outstanding growth since our...