Getting an income tax refund this year? Good for you! Just don’t blow it.
It’s so easy to think of this as a windfall, or as “free” money. But that was your money to begin with – you worked for it last year, remember?
Uncle Sam took some of it … Read more
This is a guest post by Melissa from MelissatheCoach.com.
Hello, my name is Melissa and I became debt free so I could pursue my dream of meeting Elton John. I became a fan in middle school, went to my first concert when I was 19 and decided at that … Read more
You might be asking yourself – “What even IS frugal living?”
Being frugal doesn’t mean you are an extreme cheapskate and can’t buy anything you want in life.
Living frugally means that you make the necessary choices in your life to be less wasteful, more resourceful and thus … Read more
This is an interview done with Tawnya from MoneySavedMoneyEarned.com, who was able to double her income as a teacher, pay off debt, and teaches us that it isn’t about becoming rich but becoming better than you were.
Tawnya, tell us a little about yourself.
First off, thanks so much for … Read more
We went on so many trips in 2018 and we aren’t stopping anytime soon. Especially with our new travel hacking techniques and discovering cheap travel destinations for the new year.
My parents gave us gift cards to Southwest Airlines for Christmas. I seriously love my family! That got me … Read more
Have you ever done a money saving challenge before?
They are pretty fun. Don’t stress.
Alright, I am just going to say it. Saving money is VERY difficult when you are on a low, fixed income. And then…the bills…
Don’t get me started on the bills.
When you … Read more
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When you purchase a new home, you may be ecstatic about this new chapter of your life and can’t wait to get moved into your new humble abode.
Not so fast though. I know you think your new home is … Read more
This is a guest post written by Alli Clark who is focused on raising financial awareness and confidence among young adults and recent college grads.
Life as a college student can be full of challenges— from pulling an all nighter to finish a paper, to doing laundry without parental supervision. … Read more
This is a guest post from David at the Tiny House Society, a blog and dedication to inform more people about the tiny living movement.
Thinking about living tiny? Over the last several years, the tiny house movement has gradually gained momentum and a big online presence. This social movement … Read more
After summer and the extra vacations, you may seem a little more broke than usual. Totally understandable. With the holidays around the corner you will need to save some extra cash for family gatherings, present exchanges, dinners and maybe even more trips. I came up with some great ways to … Read more
Have you ever heard of a no spend challenge? If you read any finance blogs or apart of any finance groups, chances are you have. Having spend days or a no spend week challenge is a useful hack to saving more money.
According to CNBC, you can save more … Read more
If you are a first-time renter you may be looking at how to save money on your rent. There are a variety of ways you can do this, from the location you choose, to cutting monthly expenses, to lowering your utility bills. Once you have the know-how, you’ll be saving … Read more
Do you feel like you are drowning in debt with no real solution? I ignored my student loan debt during the first couple of years which I regret. That doesn’t mean all hope is lost though. There are a couple of steps you can take to help you out of … Read more
One of the simplest ways to lower your household bills is by using green eco friendly products. Not only does going green help you lower your utilities costs but will lessen your carbon footprint as well. We all call the same planet home, so how about we treat it as … Read more
Our recent travel kick has got my wife and I looking at other areas to live in the Unites States. We fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and started looking at how much it might cost to live somewhere like Trinidad, CA. Our wishful thinking, fantasizing, and wanderlust had … Read more
Depending on what country you live in, finding affordable healthcare can be tough. If you are in the United States like myself, it gets complicated. If you don’t have health insurance at all, you get fined a hefty cost come tax time. Then if you don’t have affordable health insurance … Read more
This is a guest post by Patricia Sanders. Patricia Sanders has been working as a content writer for over 4 years. She contributed many articles to various finance communities and blogs. Reading and writing meaningful content are her 2 passions in life, and she loves to nurture them on a … Read more
There are a million reasons and excuses people make up in their heads to avoid saving money. Whether it be that they think saving money is too hard or that they think they must spend their money as soon as they get it.
95% of the time, our money motives … Read more
This is a guest post by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and the founder of Making Sense of Cents, a personal finance website. She helps readers learn how to earn more, save more, and live more. She sold her house in 2015 and has been traveling full-time with her husband and two dogs … Read more