Maybe you had an emergency come up and you realize you need to save $1,000 this month. Or maybe you are wanting to save a $1,000 emergency fund as soon as possible. Or maybe your friends just invited you on a trip and need some cash to join them. Whatever your reason for wanting to […]
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(The following is an abbreviated transcription from a video Linda & I recorded. Please excuse any typos or errors.) Today we’re talking about how to find the best price for things. This actually comes from a listener question, which I will read. “When you’re talking about how quick and easy it is to find the […]
I am currently reading Your Money or Your Life — which is a great book by the way. And I won’t turn this article into a review of the book since I haven’t finished it yet, but one of the things that I found very valuable the other day was calculating your real hourly wage. It’s not as simple as saying, “I make $400 a week and work 40 hours, therefore I make $10/hr.” When you factor in all the additional expenses of having your job (which some may not be obvious) that you could avoid if you didn’t have that particular job, you begin to see the value in this calculation.
I wrote this article article a few years ago, but it has been updated for 2019. This February I took off for what we called a bit of a sabbatical rather than a vacation. But either way, it was great. We rented a condo on the beach and it was SO much cheaper than the […]
My frequent Amazon purchases had me wondering, “How can I save money when shopping on Amazon?” So, I have put together my top 8 Amazon savings strategies that I have found to be quite useful in saving money. And, I know these hacks will save you some money too! If you would need any further […]
Since these days so many people are looking for cheap date ideas that are actually fun, I decided to create a little list of a few…
Let’s be honest, we have all received some homemade Christmas gifts that never saw the light of day again – sometimes they are well intentioned and so we might not care that our peppermint-scented ruler holder won’t get too much use. The thought and love behind it makes up for it’s lack of usefulness…
This was a trick I discovered late in college, that I wish I would have known about earlier, it could have saved me thousands over my college years. It shouldn’t take more than a hour and could save you hundreds each semester.