My first bank account was at a credit union, where checking and savings accounts had funny names like “share” and “share draft.” It was at that credit union that I learned of a third kind of account – the money market account. I remember seeing it listed on the board, which was one of those […]
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.
It’s good to have a credit card and a debit card. But there are certain circumstances in which a prepaid debit card actually makes more sense. Free and low fee prepaid debit cards make even more sense. Why Prepaid Debit Cards? There’s been a surge in prepaid debit cards in recent years. A big part […]
There are two gas stations very close to my house, each within a couple of miles, and both are name-brand companies you’d recognize. They both sell Top Tier gasoline. They’re in similar areas (suburban, not near major exits). And they’re equally convenient to me. One station sells gas that is always 20 cents less per […]
HOOOOOLOOOOOO…. what a weird name for a streaming service. But I remember the Super Bowl ad featuring Alec Baldwin showing Hulu as this vast government conspiracy. It was really hokey but I remembered it. I guess that’s the point! And for a while, I used to watch a lot of shows on Hulu. It was […]
Netflix has been putting out some good documentary series lately. I just finished watching Dirty Money and episode 3, Drug Short, is all about prescription drugs. While it focuses more on Valeant and some smaller drugs, it opened my eyes to the true size and scope of the pharmaceutical industry. There are so many expensive […]
By now, you’re familiar with online digital streaming for TV shows and movies. About a decade ago, the only options to watch TV were channels by antenna and cable. Companies like Netflix have helped pave the way for streaming movies and TV shows by streaming from your computer or through a game console, inspiring viewers […]
When I’m buying something, I tend to use a credit card. It’s easier to keep track of expenses when you put it on a card and it’s often faster too. But there are those times when cash is preferable. I try to use cash at smaller stores, to give them a break on the merchant […]
Whole Foods gets a bad rap for being expensive. But you know what? It’s one of the best places to shop if you want quirky, health-conscious ingredients. I’m 3,000% basic, so Whole Foods is my go-to store for finding more exotic ingredients. I’m basic, sure, but I’m not made from money. Fortunately, there are ways […]
We have three young kids so we don’t fly a lot. But when I do, maaaaan, I love TSA PreCheck. This post will tell you which credit cards will give you Global Entry and TSA PreCheck for free. A few years ago, my lovely wife signed me up up for TSA PreCheck and it’s been […]
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 […]