My first job out of college was with a defense contractor that required I get a security clearance. If you’ve ever been through the process, you know how scary it can be. You have to fill out a form detailing every place you’ve lived, every place you visited, anyone you’ve had “close and continuing contact […]
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.
There are better options than over-paying for 500 channels you don’t watch. Cable companies are losing thousands of customers each month because people have realized they don’t need hundreds of channels. People like you and me are looking at our cable bills, which can be over a hundred bucks each month, and wondering – “Why […]
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life. So much so, people try to get a “perfect” credit score of 850. Here’s the thing… a perfect score and an almost perfect score are the same. Someone with a 800 and an 850 will get very nearly the same interest […]
If you’re on top of your credit, and we should all be on top of our credit, you know that you can get your credit report from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax once a year. They are not the only consumer reports you have the right to see each year. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction […]
I hate dealing with customer service. Between the waiting and the semi-scripted verbal dancing, it’s a real waste of time. I know why I’m calling. The poor rep knows why I’m calling. Yet we still need to do this dance where he (or she) tries to retain me. Then I wait for a fantastic offer […]
Scholarships for college are available in so many places, but many students don’t realize it! Today, I’m going to share four places to find big (and small) scholarships for college. I’m passionate about this topic because I’ll never forget the day I received an e-mail saying I won a scholarship for my entire study abroad […]
I have a friend, we’ll call her Susie, and every year she gets a massive tax refund check. (to be fair, I have many friends like this and so do you) I’ve never told her that she can adjust her withholding to avoid giving the Federal government an interest-free loan. I don’t tell her because: […]
When you have a bank account and receive a check, it’s easy. You open up the app and snap some photos. If your bank doesn’t have an app, you take it to the branch and hand it to a teller or use the ATM. What if you’re one of the many millions of people who […]
The cornerstone of every financial life is a good bank. A good bank won’t ding you with fees. A good bank won’t require a huge minimum balance. A good bank will even give you some interest for your money. So how do you find a good one? Look at online banks. My first online savings […]
My weekly shopping trip to the grocery store is always hectic. Just getting my two toddlers out the car and keeping track of them in the store seems like a job in itself #amiright? I’ve looked into subscribing to meal delivery services but it’s just not affordable once the promotional period ends. So, I’ve tried […]