Category: Homefront

Kitchen vanity upgrades

Kitchen vanity upgrades

I live in a city condo, which means space is premium.  I am always on the lookout for ways to increase storage space without decreasing spaciousness.  The more storage I can create in my unit,...

AHHHHHH! The taxing issue of the fiscal review…

AHHHHHH! The taxing issue of the fiscal review…

We all have to pay taxes.  And we all should review our finances—at least annually—to see what has changed.  Rather than have two headaches, I combine the two tasks into one and risk only...

Home improvement workshops for 2012

Home improvement workshops for 2012

One of the “joys” of home ownership is keeping your place in shape, or improving what you already have. Fortunately, Home Depot has regular workshops and “do-it-herself” with a lot of options, and you...

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

I’ll admit it…I’m lazy.  I want Christmas cheer without much effort or money.  But I also want things to look nice. I still use the same fake tabletop tree that I bought when I...

Year-end planning: flexible spending accounts

Year-end planning: flexible spending accounts

Just a reminder to everyone with flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to spend, spend, spend that money on or before 31 December!   Don’t lose the money that was already taken out of your paycheck. 2011...

The Thriftista Black Friday & Cyber Monday Guide 2011

The Thriftista Black Friday & Cyber Monday Guide 2011

Black Friday seems to start earlier every year, bleeding even into this past weekend! But it’s still the biggest shopping day of the year. Here’s how you can get through it: Wait, what’s the...