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 […]
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.
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Lifestyle creep is sneaky. That’s why they call it creep. They don’t call it a lifestyle EXPLOSION… if they did, well, you’d probably notice an explosion right? 🙂 A couple weeks ago, I’m emailing with a reader (Edward) about his biggest challenge (I ask everyone who signs up to our newsletter for their biggest challenge) […]
If you’re like me, you take a lot of trips to the grocery store. It’s where they keep the food! 🙂 Seriously though, shopping for groceries was a lot easier when it was just two adults. Now that we have two kids, we tend to turn grocery store trips into group activities and go a […]
We’re one week removed from Cyber Monday, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and you might have noticed something strange – a lot more emails. You didn’t buy everything you put into your shopping cart. Did that merchant send you a reminder? Maybe even a coupon? As some of you might […]
When my wife and I were first combining our finances, my wife had to track down some savings bonds she’d received from her grandfather when she was a child. Her bonds were still accruing interest, those Series EE bonds earn interest for 30 years, and finding them was a simple matter. Unclaimed savings bonds are […]
We all know that budgeting is one of the best ways to find savings. Anything that gets measured can also be improved. When I first started working, I kept a budget that captured every penny I spent. It was before Mint, Personal Capital, or other automated tools that made your life easier. I kept receipts […]
Some of the simplest ideas have endured because they work so well. The wheel. A hammer and nails. A lever. Hugs. One of my favorites is the humble change jar. At the end of every day, where do you throw your change? Try a change jar. Use it as a way to save up some […]
Unfortunately, scams are all around us. Sometimes it’s intentional, sometimes it’s not. Many years ago, I bought a airline voucher from someone online. I paid them 50% of the value of the voucher but then discovered that I couldn’t use the voucher on the flight I planned. There were some restrictions on the voucher and […]
Do you remember the first day of college? I sure do. I was excited. Or afraid. Or both. The idea of living on my own, hundreds of miles away from my folks and my friends, was daunting. I’d arrived in Pittsburgh just a few days earlier and even took some time to wander around the […]
A little more than five years, we bought a brand new car (GASP! I know — how not frugal!). We wanted a Toyota Venza and it was the first model year so no used cars were available. (see???) If you’ve ever bought a new car within the last few years, you probably have a trial […]