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 […]
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.
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 […]
Unfortunately, scams are all around us. Sometimes it’s intentional, sometimes it’s not. Many years ago, I bought a airline voucher from someone online. I paid them 50% of the value of the voucher but then discovered that I couldn’t use the voucher on the flight I planned. There were some restrictions on the voucher and […]
Do you remember the first day of college? I sure do. I was excited. Or afraid. Or both. The idea of living on my own, hundreds of miles away from my folks and my friends, was daunting. I’d arrived in Pittsburgh just a few days earlier and even took some time to wander around the […]
A little more than five years, we bought a brand new car (GASP! I know — how not frugal!). We wanted a Toyota Venza and it was the first model year so no used cars were available. (see???) If you’ve ever bought a new car within the last few years, you probably have a trial […]
When I started my first blog, Bargaineering, I never thought it would become a business. I knew I could make a little money but I famously told my wife that it’d be nice if the site could pay for a nice vacation each year. It was a hobby and anytime you can make money on […]
Fire up your smartphone and tell me what’s on your Home screen? The standard apps, maybe some games, probably a stock market app or perhaps Personal Capital to help manage your money? 🙂 How many of those apps cost you money? I bet a lot are free with some in-game sales. If the apps free, […]
Last year, we took a vacation to Puerto Rico with two other families and had a blast. It was beginning to look like a fun annual trip and we were looking forward to it when the threat of Zika became too big to ignore. 🙁 Instead of Puerto Rico, we all thought it would be […]
Here’s one thing I learned about myself, when I don’t have a plan then minor setbacks can derail me emotionally. I start to get down on myself for not doing more and I feel like I might fall further behind or fail to achieve a goal. But in reality I have no idea. Minor setbacks […]
I love Uber. If you’ve never used Uber and you hate the whole process of using taxicabs, I’m about to blow your mind. Think about what it’s like to get a cab – you stand by the curb and look for a cab to drive by. You raise your arm each time and then see […]