When I started working after college, I went from earning a few thousand dollars a year as a college student, mostly doing crazy side hustles, to earning $60,000 a year as a software engineer in the defense industry. It was a fortune. (it still is!) I was earning a full-time salary but I still had […]
There are very few "financial" things you do each and every day - saving and 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.
A few years ago at FinCon, I was invited to meet with the folks who created Twine. This happens a lot at Fincon because companies are always looking to promote their new products and services and I tend to only go to the events where I think the company is interesting and if my other […]
If you buy something online and don’t go through a cashback site, you are leaving money on the table. Most people know that you can earn cashback through your credit cards. For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is one of the best cashback cards that will give you 2% of your purchase as Chase […]
Have you been binging Marie Kondo’s Netflix show? Looking to sell some of your stuff, like clothes, accessories or other apparel? If it’s almost new, you should consider trying to sell it at a local or online consignment shop. If it’s a little more worn than that, consider donating to a local Goodwill or other […]
When Shark Tank first aired, I fell in love with the show. It was the first time you could get a peek at how entrepreneurs pitched their companies and their products. Some were polished, giving really good pitches to the panel, and some were excellent businesses that fit nicely with one of the Sharks’ existing […]
Need to get a money order but don’t know where to get one, how they work, or how much it’ll cost you? We’re here to help! We’ll explain how money orders work, why you might want one, and then explain the best places to buy a money order as well as the best place to […]
We make chicken parm fairly regularly. It’s a simple recipe. Bread some chicken breast, cook it, top with tomato sauce and mozzarella, warm it up to the melt the cheese, and then serve over pasta. But if you looked at it the first time we made it and the latest time, the two looked massively […]
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 […]
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 […]