I’m a big fan of Star Trek. Not quite cosplaying and going to conventions but I enjoy the shows. I’ve enjoyed everything from TNG onward – including the much-maligned Enterprise series (I enjoyed that too) – and so I was excited when CBS announced they’d be bringing the series back. Yet, when CBS announced a […]
There are very few "financial" things you do each and every day - saving and spending money is one of them.
Whether it's on gas to get to work, food to put in your body, or shampoo to wash your hair - you're spending money.
If you want instant progress with your finances, it's by learning how to save more of your cash. This archive will show you all the tricks I know to make your dollar go further.
Our most popular posts are about our store specific hacks, like Amazon, Costco, Uber, and Netflix; but we also share how to get free food at restaurants on your birthday, how to cut your cable and save $800+ and 105 easy ways to save money guide.
I grew up in on Long Island in New York and went to school in Pittsburgh for several years and would end up settling in Maryland. I’ve only ever lived in the Mid-Atlantic region, if Long Island counts, and for my adult life, PNC Bank has always had a location nearby. When I went off […]
Everyone loves photo booths. Kids. Adults. Grandparents. Everyone. There’s something about seeing one that lets people be silly, whether or not they’ve had some adult beverages! I remember the first time we saw a photo booth at a wedding. It was a massive booth like the ones at the mall. You got inside with one […]
Investing is a lot like religion. They both rely on faith, they both have rituals, and to the outside observer, there are aspects of it that don’t seem to follow intuition or expectation. With investing, you also mix in a bit of gambling that many people seem to enjoy on their own. Like a modern-day […]
There’s something sexy about owning gold. In times of turbulence, gold seems to be valued as a store of value. It’s never bad to get a little stability as fiat currencies rise and fall in value relative to one another. We recently spent some time in England over the summer and enjoyed how far the […]
When we bought our first house, it took quite some time to find the right house. We purchased our first home in 2005 and documented the entire process on my previous blog, Bargaineering, and it was a stressful and scary experience. We looked at square footage, we looked at bedrooms and bathrooms, we looked at […]
When you’re going to spend several hours at a public place, or even a friend’s house, how often do you ask for the wi-fi password? Maybe, you need to finish a work project on your laptop, or you are megabytes away from exceeding your cell phone monthly data limit. Whatever the reason, this guide can […]
Have you ever wondered why some banks have “National Association” after their names and others don’t? If you look at the bottom of the Bank of America website, it says, “Bank of America, N.A.” At the bottom of Discover Bank’s website, it just says, “Discover Bank, Member FDIC.” I was doing research when I noticed […]
Have you noticed a recent rise in the number of “cash management accounts?” If the term is new to you, you’re not alone. I only learned about these a few weeks ago and they’re fascinating. They are not technically bank accounts. The companies that have them are not banks. They’re usually some other type of […]
Did you know that Capital One launched a brand new online savings account called 360 Performance Savings? I sure didn’t! Unfortunately, it’s not a particularly exciting new account. I have a few accounts with Capital One Bank but they all were legacy ING Direct accounts. Capital One acquired ING Direct back in 2012 and I […]