Lisa Aberle

Lisa Aberle

Staff Writer

Lisa Aberle is a college professor by day and a freelance writer by night. Always an aspiring writer with an interest in money, she once ironically misspelled "mortgage" during a spelling bee. Most of her current adventures take place on the four-acre mini-farm she shares with her husband in the rural Midwest (where she writes with gel pens whenever possible).

Recent Posts
Can a cash grocery budget save you money?
This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle.

As I mentioned in my last article, I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I couldĀ save more money each month. Well, my little experiment opened a whole can of worms. The Experiment Basically, I always try to keep my grocery spending in check, but I usually don’t limit quantity or variety…

The pros of experiencing the cons of poverty
This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle.

At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Could IĀ save on my grocery budget if I only paid in cash? While I will share more in the future about what I specifically learned about groceries…

Cold and flu season: Stock your medicine cabinet for less
This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle.

Though our family has already had one sneak peek, cold and flu season is about ready to really get started. Because I would like avoid as many sick visits to the doctor as I possibly can, I decided to check out our medicine cabinet and make sure it is ready for this winter — and beyond. What you should include in your medicine cabinet Obviously, what…