‘Tis the season for holiday gift exchanges! Every year, our group of friends does a White Elephant gift exchange. That’s where you bring a gift under a dollar amount (ours is $25) and we all draw gifts in order. The first person picks a gift, unwraps it, and then waits. The next person can steal […]
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.
If you’re looking for gently used designer clothes, shoes, and accessories, Poshmark is one of the most popular marketplaces online. Founded in 2011 by Manish Chandra, Poshmark is a marketplace that lets you buy and sell clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, dresses, and even makeup on online. It’s a great way to buy products at a […]
If you want to get better at managing your money, you should start with a budget. But who wants to track everything in a spreadsheet? (if you do, here are a few free budgeting spreadsheet templates to get you started!) That’s where a budgeting app comes in. One of the more well-known apps in this […]
Do you ever feel as if your budget only seem to go up? Or you find yourself spending on things you never remember spending it on? If you’re already budgeting, it can be a frustrating experience. But not uncommon. And if you’re as busy as I am, it could be difficult to muster the time […]
When my girlfriend (now lovely wife) and I first started dating, we’d go on various road trips together. I don’t think it was that long ago but this was before the days of having Waze or Google Maps on your phone. We’d print out Mapquest directions! I’d drive, she’d navigate, periodically changing the directions because […]
When I was a kid, I collected a lot of stuff. Baseball cards, comic cards, Magic the Gathering cards, aaaaand stickers. Stickers were fun but once you stuck them on something, well, they were done. So I kept them on their little slick pieces of paper. And so that’s how I had a sticker collection. […]
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 […]
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 […]