Joel Larsgaard About the author:

I love saving money. And drinking good beer. Eternal optimist. Founder of SaveOutsideTheBox.com, and producer for The Clark Howard Show.

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8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring
8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring Deals & Savings April 14, 2014
Spring is the absolute best time of year. The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming. The gloominess of…
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad Business & Entrepreneurs October 15, 2013
I love entrepreneurial people. In fact, I wish I had more gumption. I really love the idea of leaving behind…
To be or not to be a minimalist?
To be or not to be a minimalist? Money & Credit October 8, 2013
The concept of Minimalism has been picking up a lot of steam lately. It appears to me as though it’s…
The big why of money
The big why of money Money & Credit October 2, 2013
If you're just treading financial water, keeping up with the Joneses, you have yet to discover your Big Why of…
DealsNews helps you find the best deals when shopping online
DealsNews helps you find the best deals when shopping online Deals & Savings September 14, 2013
I love finding a deal. I mean, whodoesn't? Therefore, my favorite website helps me do that every day. Most of…
The best and cheapest home security system
The best and cheapest home security system Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2013
Do you have a home security system? If you do and you aren’t using Simpli Safe I can almost guarantee…
4 reasons I do not budget
4 reasons I do not budget Money & Credit September 3, 2013
One of my mom’s classic lines is “if the shoe fits, wear it.” If New Balance made a bad budgeter…
4 apps that pay you to use your smartphone
4 apps that pay you to use your smartphone Mobile & Electronics August 5, 2013
Smartphones cost consumers big money every month. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have one, but it is an…
Best options for rural internet access
Best options for rural internet access Mobile & Electronics July 31, 2013
Unfortunately as internet technology has expanded around the nation, the one group of Americans that have been left out of…
Ways to save money on baby stuff
Ways to save money on baby stuff Life July 8, 2013
My baby girl is supposed to come out and play with us any day now. If you ask my wife,…