Saving Money Tips

50 Free Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

50 Free Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

One of the first things that gets cut from every budget is expensive activities, right? Out the door goes all the lattes and visits to the movie theater. But finding free things to do turns out to be a lot easier than expected. It’s important to find free things to do so we don’t go…

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Grocery on a Budget: How to Easily Cut Your Bill by Half

Learning how to hit the grocery on a budget – and not overspend – is something most people struggle with. I get it. I’ve been there. Our grocery budget was out of control, and the one budget category we couldn’t seem to get on track. Creating a grocery budget was one of those things I…

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How to Fight and Conquer Discrepancies in Medical Bills

Medical bills are unfortunately a part of our life, no matter your plan, coverage or deductible. Whether you’ve just had a checkup, a baby – or something in between – chances are you’re going to end up with a medical bill. But what do you do if those services are incorrectly billed and processed? Here’s…

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Easy Dinner Ideas to Stop Eating Out

I’ll admit it – I hate trying to figure out dinner ideas for tonight. Needless to say, this is probably our biggest downfall when it comes to our food budget. Having nothing planned means grabbing dinner on the way home – on top of a coffee from the drive thru, a snack on the go,…

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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

The average American has over $7,000 just in credit card debt. Ouch. Add to that student loans, car loans, medical debt and mortgages, and you’ve got a ton of stress and quite possibly a less than stellar credit score. The average APR on credit cards is 15%. If you take a year to pay off…

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Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest? Practical Tips to Decide

It’s the age-old question about which comes first. (No, not the chicken or the egg. Well, maybe – it IS about your nest egg, anyway.) Should you pay off your mortgage or invest first? While both are very tempting options, there are some major considerations to think over before making this decision. You don’t want…

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Amazingly Simple Cleaning Tips that’ll Save You Tons of Money

Every spring I feel the need for a refresh. There’s just something about the fresh air and sunshine that makes me want to review our budget, get rid of clutter, and do a deep spring clean. So why not bust open the windows and start your spring with my favorite frugal cleaning tips that’ll help…

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How to Jumpstart Your Finances Quickly with Sinking Funds

Are you struggling with budgeting and trying to stay ahead? Wondering where in the world you’re going to find money for upcoming expenses outside of your budget, yet again? The best way to break out of this cycle is to create and use sinking funds. Sinking funds are the best way to make sure that…

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How to Stop Spending Money You Don’t Have

Another payday hits, and you’ve already got the itch to go shopping. Next thing you know, your paycheck is spent before the weekend is over. Unfortunately, it’s another 2 week stretch to keep yourself afloat until the next payday. You know you need to stop spending money you don’t have, but how? If this sounds…

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How we saved $240 in minutes with the Trim app (so far!)

The Best Money Saving App: How we saved $240 in minutes with Trim

I like to think that I’m pretty savvy when it comes to saving money. I feel like I’ve learned all the tricks to cut costs and find extra dollars in my budget. Boy, was I wrong. By signing up for one service, and spending about 5 minutes to sync our accounts and submit our internet…

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