I love “behind the scenes” of any business. It could be something as mundane as a laundromat, I eat that stuff up. One of my favorite “behind the scenes” episodes of any program was one titled 129 Cars on This American Life. In 2013, This American Life goes to a car dealership in Levittown, NY […]
There are very few "financial" things you do each and every day - 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.
By pure chance, we get television, internet, and wireless cell phone service through one company – Verizon. For TV and internet, we don’t have a choice. We live in a slightly remote area and the only cable line that runs to our house is from Verizon. I know this because due to construction in our […]
Have you ever heard of Kasasa? Until recently, I hadn’t. But I’ve heard of similar products out there. Kasasa is financial services company based in Austin, TX, and they offer white-label banking services to small community banks and credit unions. Founded in 2003, they were originally called BancVue (doing all the same stuff) and changed […]
When I got married nearly a decade ago, my groomsmen were scattered across the country. There was only one store that had locations in all of these places and that store was Men’s Wearhouse. I visited a local Men’s Wearhouse in Maryland and learned they were rotating out their existing tuxedo lineup and replacing them […]
I’m an independent shopper. If I need something, I like going into the store, getting it, paying for it, and leaving. Online shopping is perfect for me because I don’t have to drive anywhere, wait in line to pay, and then drive home. Which means one thing — I really do not like going into […]
Everyone needs a hobby. Or two. Or five. But not everyone can afford a hobby. Or two. Or five. Especially if that hobby is an expensive one, like golf or, you know, something absurd like collecting cars or art. The perfect hobby is one that lets you tap into some of your energy and creativity […]
As part of my Disney for Free Strategy, I opened up a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card because they used to offer a massive points promotion bonus. I’ve since banked a lot of points from using the card so I was a little worried when they announced a merger with Marriott – how would […]
If you’re a fan of Greek mythology, you’ve probably heard of the king who was punished for his greed and deceit by being forced to push a boulder up a hill. Whenever the boulder neared the top, it would magically roll away from the king and back down the hill. Sisyphus would be forever punished […]
Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to smell the roses. But if you’re as cheap as me, a florist’s bill smells anything but sweet. I adore flowers, but I don’t love pricey bouquets or stinky week-old flowers that attract gnats. Fortunately for my budget, I’ve found a few ways to hack flowers to […]
I haven’t updated my resume in over a decade. Today, that’s going to change. But it’s not going to change in the way you think – I’m going to create a failure resume. A failure resume is exactly what it says – it’s when you list your career and personal failures. It’s not a new […]