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… […]
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.
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 […]
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 adults. Now that we have three kids, we tend to turn grocery store trips into group activities and go a lot […]
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 […]