It used to be that you need coins all the time. If you used a laundromat, you needed quarters to run the machine. If you went on a toll road, you needed coins to pay the toll. If you parked at a meter, you needed coins to pay the meter. Nowadays, many of those places […]
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.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, we try to do as much as we can within reason. We recycle, we drive our hybrid vehicles sparingly and avoid relying too heavily on our heating and cooling systems throughout the year. When I was researching electricity suppliers, which is a great way to save money on […]
How much of my monthly budget should I be spending on food? Am I eating out too much? What about rent? Am I spending too much on rent or maybe utilities? These are all difficult questions. It’s hard to know if we’re spending too much or too little, unless we’re constantly in the red, but […]
One of the new trends in credit cards is making the card out of materials other than plastic. I was hanging out with a friend when he paid for his part of the bill with an American Express Platinum Card. It caught my eye because it didn’t look like your typical credit card. Much like […]
Do you remember those Free Credit Report commercials? They featured a young man playing a guitar singing a jingle about how his poor credit led to so many problems in his life? It was catchy, for sure, but it also came with a catch. When you signed up for your “free” credit report, you also […]
Today’s post is a guest contribution from a fellow blogging friend of mine, Sean from The Money Wizard. When he approached me about sharing his journey to building an early retirement portfolio, I was intrigued because he comes from the financial world. It’s a world where people celebrate high salaries, high expenditures, and retiring early […]
When you need a document or a package to get somewhere tomorrow, it can get really expensive. Sometimes you have to ask yourself if you really truly need it to be there the next day, or if you only need it to be postmarked by today. For example, if you mail your tax return, you […]
Are you in the market for a checking account and considering TD Bank? They’d like to sweeten the deal for you with a pair of checking account promotions that are among the richest we’ve seen for a checking account. The terms are fairly simple for both – open an account and receive direct deposits. The […]
If you’ve known many renters, you’ve heard the war stories. One of the worst stories involved a friend of mine. She was renting in an apartment complex that was old but well maintained. Her place was nice, the fixtures were a little dated but not too bad. One day, she noticed a little discoloration in […]
Dave Ramsey is a polarizing figure. Some people love him and swear by his advice. After reading his books and listening to him on the radio, many have changed their lives. It’s quite amazing. But others disagree with his approach. Some think he’s just a savvy businessman. Some point to his anti-debt stance and how […]