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 […]
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.
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 […]
Your bank’s routing number is important because it’s the key to knowing where to send and receive money. If you want to find your routing number, the easiest way is to find one of your personal checks. There are a lot of numbers on a check. Let me steal this image of a check from […]
Everybody’s trying to save a buck these days. But hey, sometimes you want to treat yourself to a decent meal at a restaurant. If you have kiddos, though, you know how easily the bill multiplies when you add mac ‘n’ cheese and chicken strips into the picture. If you’re a busy parent who wants to […]
Over 15 years ago, I graduated college with $35,000 of student loan debt. It was a mixture of different types of loans but I was able to consolidate them into a single fixed rate, somewhere in the 3% range, and serviced by ACS Education Services. ACS, short for Affiliated Computer Services, recently changed their name […]
College is expensive. I graduated with $35,000 in student loan debt. Some graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I never had access to a 529 plan. I started college in 1998 and they were created in 1996 as Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. Even if we knew about it, it […]
Ahh, the dollar store. In an age where prices are soaring, it’s the beacon of thrifty shopping options for people looking to save a buck. While you can easily score cheap party decorations and glass bowls at the dollar store, it can be tough to know what is and isn’t a good deal when it […]