Category Archives: Saving Money

Low Cost Gift Games that Maximize Fun

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, its time for the late season shoppers to get out and help the US stack on some more consumer debt. WalletHub is projecting that the US will  “end 2016 with a net increase of roughly $80 billion in credit card debt.” If you still have some shopping to… Read More »

Favorite Money Mind Tricks to Cut Spending

Making a long term change to your spending requires the development of new habits. It may be opting for the generic brand, making your coffee at home or planning out your purchases ahead of time. Its not an easy transition, it requires some self awareness (some purchases are on auto-pilot) and self control. The best… Read More »

Find Cheaper Solutions to Expensive Problems

Somedays it feels like the world wants us to blow all our hard earned cash. Shit breaks, banks overcharge, and it costs a ridiculous amount of money to have a family. Awhile back I wrote about Dealing with Spending Outside of you Control. Now I want to take it one step further and Find Cheaper… Read More »

15 Tips to Make Future You Happy

I used to rely on my brain to keep everything in my life organized. As we added more activities, bills and general complexity into our life, some of the smaller things started slipping. We started implementing some strategies to make everything easier. Below is a list of 15 things you can do to make future… Read More »

5 Money Moves You Need to Make

Over the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time thinking about the events that have improved our financial situation. While I am a firm believer in small incremental changes over time, there are a few moves that stand out over the rest. Obviously, these aren’t a get rich quick scheme, but some… Read More »

How We Saved over $20,000 with a Mortgage Refinance

Mortgage Interest Rates dropping over the last year to historic lows have presented a unique opportunity to consider a Mortgage Refinance. Knowing we could potentially save thousands of dollars on one of our biggest expenses, I finally decided to get my act together. Our Current Mortgage We were on the unlucky side when we locked in on… Read More »

10 Simple Ways to Save Big on Groceries

Since we have not mastered cutting our grocery bill, I asked Amanda if she would be willing to do a guest post and cover this topic. She is a pro, and I am glad she agreed to share her expertise! Make sure to head over to her site and check out all the great content.… Read More »

How to Save Money on Transportation Costs

As a Public Transportation user for the last 5.5 years, I have taken the savings for granted. I knew my bus pass was cheaper than driving, simply because a month of parking was more than my bus pass. One comment from a co-worker motivated me to sit down and actually figure out how much we… Read More »