I use to hate cooking and I mean HATED IT! I can’t tell you how much money I have wasted on food because I didn’t want to bother cooking.
This was mostly due to the time crunch (and laziness) I dealt with when cooking my own meals.
As you know … Read more
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
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
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
The average number of classified ads posted on Craigslist monthly is 80 million.
A large number of them are from people buying and selling. Some categories of items like car parts and concert tickets go quick on Craigslist. However, some other categories are hard to get traction in … Read more
Free gift cards may not sound as exciting to you as they do for me, but listen up. Getting gift cards for free is basically free money.
Why would you want to pass up free money?
For example: As I was getting ready for our upcoming trip to Naples … Read more
Christmas, other holidays and birthdays have gotten so hyped and over marketed in stores lately. I think the same gifts and merchandise available in stores just keep getting recycled and regurgitated to you, year after year, but upgraded or slightly different in some way. I rather come up with a … Read more
As the holidays roll around, you might be getting anxious about upcoming holiday plans. Whether it be travel related, gathering related, meal related, gift related, or your family is just plain crazy, you are going to need some help getting through this holiday season whether you like it or not. … Read more
This blog post was sponsored by Qmee. All opinions are my own.
If you ever searched online for side gigs and apps to earn extra money in your spare time, you might have come across Qmee. Qmee isn’t your regular survey app. This app also pays you for searching and … Read more
It was about 1 year ago that I originally found the Dosh smartphone app. I think I came across an ad for it on Facebook. At the time, the app was still fairly new and still working out the kinks. I remember I had trouble withdrawing the money from my … 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
This is a guest post by Cassie and David from Living Low Key. A few years ago they decided to change their lives by creating a budget, paying off debt, and saving $140,000 and counting!
How many of us spend our whole lives worrying about money? I know I used … Read more
As Halloween nears, so does the question of what to wear to celebrate this ghoulish holiday. However, I am not willing to fork over $150+ dollars at one of the local Halloween shops for a Khaleesi costume (Game of Thrones reference..). Call me cheap, but you probably aren’t willing to … Read more
As I turn 29 this year on September 1st, I am feeling the need to reflect and give gratitude to everything that has gotten me this far. With that, I put together 29 life and money lessons learned in 29 years.
I honestly never thought I would get this far. … Read more
One of the first side hustles I had when I was younger was selling my paintings. I still paint to this day along with crafting various other decorative items. Recently I started a couple of DIY crafts to sell for extra money and thought I would help my readers do … 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
Millions of people love using Expedia to book their travel plans and I don’t blame them. Expedia is one of the world’s largest and most easy to use online travel agencies. You not only can find discounted prices for airfare, hotels and cars on Expedia but you can also find … Read more