Last year, I tried Airbnb for the first time when traveling in order to save money on the costs of a hotel. I was staying in a pricey city and wanted to keep costs low for as many expenses as possible so I could spend more money on attractions. If you haven’t heard of Airbnb, […]
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.
Are you familiar with the game Blackjack? It’s really simple. You get two cards, the dealer gets two cards, and then you say Hit if you want more cards. The point is to get closer than the dealer to 21 without going over. To get an edge, you can “count cards” to keep track of […]
Chick-fil-A is delicious. There’s no way around it. That spicy chicken sandwich is divine. Heck, I just ate and looking at the picture of the dang thing is making my mouth water. My kids love it too. Six piece nugget, fruit cup, and a chocolate milk. Sometimes juice. Want to know the best hacks for […]
Microsaving apps have exploded in popularity in recent years but they’re constantly changing. Digit.co was one of the first in the market but this past summer they instituted a monthly fee of $2.99. I created this page specifically to list alternatives to Digit.co (for a deeper dive into what Digit does, read our review of […]
We tend to only think about saving money when there’s a reason. An impetus. Maybe it’s the holidays, you’re looking at all the folks you need to buy a gift and thinking where you can cut back. Maybe you want to go on a vacation this summer so you’re looking for a few good places […]
According to the Institute of College Access & Success, 68% of graduates from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 did so with student loan debt. Of those, the average loan debt was a staggering $30,100. When I graduated over ten years ago, I had about that much in student loan debt and that is with […]
Americans have a funny relationship with money. We, as a society, celebrate the ostentatiousness with which the Kardashians live their life on TV. They are famous because they are rich, have cameras, and show a little vulnerability so people feel like they can relate. TV is entertainment. It’s an escape. It’s fun. I don’t begrudge […]
Updated 7/28/2017: The Treasury Department is shutting down the myRA program. When Todd Maddox was watching the State of the Union in 2014, he was intrigued when President Obama talked about a new retirement account called a myRA. He’d already been contributing to a 401(k) and knew Roth IRAs were a good way to save, […]
Less than a year ago, I took advantage of “Electric Choice” in Maryland and locked in a great rate for my electricity. Electric Choice allow residents of states that have deregulated utilities to shop around for the supplier of their electricity. Your local utility delivers it, bills you, and otherwise is your point of contact… […]
We don’t eat out very often but when we do, I make sure we maximize our passive cashback rewards. I call them passive because they’re rewards where I don’t have to do anything and I get it. I don’t have to check in on an app, I don’t have to print out a coupon, and […]