As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned one key fact about shopping. New is nice but “gently used” + saving money is waaaaay nicer. Back in the day, consignment stores developed a bad reputation of taking practically anything saleable, marking it down, and selling it. Given enough time, you can find a home for anything. While […]
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.
When I was younger, I loved going to the street markets in Taiwan because it was a masterclass in negotiation. Only tourists paid the price written on the placard. In fact, this is true in a lot of places outside of the United States. People are more comfortable negotiating and it’s just part of the […]
When I started working after college, I went from earning a few thousand dollars a year as a college student, mostly doing crazy side hustles, to earning $60,000 a year as a software engineer in the defense industry. It was a fortune. (it still is!) I was earning a full-time salary but I still had […]
Last year at Fincon, I was invited to meet with the folks who created Twine. This happens a lot at Fincon because companies are always looking to promote their new products and services and I tend to only go to the events where I think the company is interesting and if my other blogger friends […]
If you buy something online and don’t go through a cashback site, you are leaving money on the table. Most people know that you can earn cashback through your credit cards. For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is one of the best cashback cards that will give you 2% of your purchase as Chase […]
Have you been binging Marie Kondo’s Netflix show? Looking to sell some of your stuff, like clothes, accessories or other apparel? If it’s almost new, you should consider trying to sell it at a local or online consignment shop. If it’s a little more worn than that, consider donating to a local Goodwill or other […]
When Shark Tank first aired, I fell in love with the show. It was the first time you could get a peek at how entrepreneurs pitched their companies and their products. Some were polished, giving really good pitches to the panel, and some were excellent businesses that fit nicely with one of the Sharks’ existing […]
Need to get a money order but don’t know where to get one, how they work, or how much it’ll cost you? We’re here to help! We’ll explain how money orders work, why you might want one, and then explain the best places to buy a money order as well as the best place to […]
We make chicken parm fairly regularly. It’s a simple recipe. Bread some chicken breast, cook it, top with tomato sauce and mozzarella, warm it up the melt the cheese, and then serve over pasta. But if you looked at the first time we made it and the latest time, the two looked massively different. We’ve […]
It used to be that you need coins all the time. If you used a laundromat, you needed quarters to run the machine. If you went on a toll road, you needed coins to pay the toll. If you parked at a meter, you needed coins to pay the meter. Nowadays, many of those places […]