Microsaving apps have exploded in popularity in recent years but they’re constantly changing. Digit.co was one of the first in the market but this past summer they instituted a monthly fee of $2.99. I created this page specifically to list alternatives to Digit.co (for a deeper dive into what Digit does, read our review of […]
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.
We tend to only think about saving money when there’s a reason. An impetus. Maybe it’s the holidays, you’re looking at all the folks you need to buy a gift and thinking where you can cut back. Maybe you want to go on a vacation this summer so you’re looking for a few good places […]
According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 65% of graduates from public and nonprofit colleges in 2018 did so with student loan debt. Of those, the average loan debt was a staggering $29,200. When I graduated nearly fifteen years ago, I had about $35,000 in student loan debt and that is with the […]
Americans have a funny relationship with money. We, as a society, celebrate the ostentatiousness with which the Kardashians live their life on TV. They are famous because they are rich, have cameras, and show a little vulnerability so people feel like they can relate. TV is entertainment. It’s an escape. It’s fun. I don’t begrudge […]
Less than a year ago, I took advantage of “Electric Choice” in Maryland and locked in a great rate for my electricity. Electric Choice allow residents of states that have deregulated utilities to shop around for the supplier of their electricity. Your local utility delivers it, bills you, and otherwise is your point of contact… […]
Lifestyle creep is sneaky. That’s why they call it creep. They don’t call it a lifestyle EXPLOSION… if they did, well, you’d probably notice an explosion right? 🙂 A couple weeks ago, I’m emailing with a reader (Edward) about his biggest challenge (I ask everyone who signs up to our newsletter for their biggest challenge) […]
If you’re like me, you take a lot of trips to the grocery store. It’s where they keep the food! 🙂 Seriously though, shopping for groceries was a lot easier when it was just adults. Now that we have three kids, we tend to turn grocery store trips into group activities and go a lot […]
When my wife and I were first combining our finances, my wife had to track down some savings bonds she’d received from her grandfather when she was a child. Her bonds were still accruing interest, those Series EE bonds earn interest for 30 years, and finding them was a simple matter. Unclaimed savings bonds are […]
We all know that budgeting is one of the best ways to find savings. Anything that gets measured can also be improved. When I first started working, I kept a budget that captured every penny I spent. It was before Mint, Personal Capital, or other automated tools that made your life easier. I kept receipts […]
Some of the simplest ideas have endured because they work so well. The wheel. A hammer and nails. A lever. Hugs. One of my favorites is the humble change jar. At the end of every day, where do you throw your change? Try a change jar. Use it as a way to save up some […]