Saving Money

Six Misperceptions That Waste Your Money

February 20, 2012

While everyone likes to save money, there are some things that many of us do that actually cost us more money in the long run than they save.  Moreover, many of these money mistakes and misperceptions are commited thousands of times per day across the globe.  Here are some of these common money misperceptions and […]

Is Living in a Frugal Way Worth It?

December 16, 2011

People often wonder if living in a frugal way is worth it.  I guess that depends on how you define frugal and to what degree of frugality you live.  Technically, all you need to survive is a canvas sheet and a piece of flint, but would it be worth it?  Probably not.  I think the […]

Remodeling a Bathroom on a Budget

December 9, 2011

Whether you’re looking to increase resale value, help sell your house, or just are in need of a new bathroom, remodeling a bathroom can add value to your home and is considered one of the more likely ways to get the money back from your remodel.  Depending on where you live and who’s estimate you […]

Save Money With Low Budget Holidays

December 4, 2011

With the Holidays rapidly approaching and the economy still in the dumps, there are millions of households that are looking to save a little money this Holiday season.  The most important thing to remember is that the Holidays are all about feelings, and not about money and material things.  Technically, all Holiday spending is unneccessary.  […]

Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

October 24, 2011

Most people are shocked when they find out how much their dream wedding will cost.  In some parts of country, a standard wedding can cost $50,000, and an extravagant wedding can cost more than double that.  How does it all get out of control?  We’re guessing because of all the emotions involved.  Most women dream […]

How to Save Money When Building a House

October 20, 2011

There are esentially two ways to save money when building a home.  You can save money on labor and service costs, and you can save money on material costs.  We’ll look at each type of cost separately and give some advice on how to save money on each expense. How to Save on Material Costs […]

A Unique Way to Save Money

September 30, 2011

Today, I feel enlightened.  For months I’ve been visiting the websites of every catalog I recieve in the mail and either opting out of future catalogs (if its an option on their website) or contacting them to ask for removal from their mailing list.  Today, I discovered that their is a national do not mail […]

Ways to Save Money on Food

September 19, 2011

Grocery and restaurant bills can really become a large chunk of your monthly budget, especially if you have a large family or dine out often.  Here are some tips on how to save money on your food costs, both dining out and at home. Dining Out.  It is usually more expensive to dine out than […]

Save a Million Dollars

August 24, 2011

A million dollars isn’t as much as it used to be, but it is a number that most people get excited about when it comes to saving and investing.  The easiest way to save a million dollars is to save as much money as you can every month.  The second best way is to invest […]

15 Ways to Save Money on Landscaping

August 16, 2011

Landscaping costs can be downright outrageous!  We got a quote for a 40 foot retaining wall and it was over $9,000, and that didn’t include getting permits.  For our house, we hit the 10 year old mark and the landscaping started to look kind of dated.  Here are some tricks we learned to help us […]

Top Ways to Waste Your Money

August 10, 2011

Wasting your money is the opposite of saving money.  There are hundreds of ways that people waste their money every day.  Today, we’ll focus on some of the most common and obvious ways.  Check our list and see if anything you do makes the list.  If so, maybe you can change your habits to prevent […]

100 Biggest Ways to Save Money

August 4, 2011

Need some money saving ideas?  We’ve compiled a list of 100 ways to save money.  For this list, we’ve started with the biggest ways to save money at the top of the list and then worked out way down to some small but still useful ways to save even more money.  Not all tips will apply to everyone […]

Watch Your Savings Grow

August 1, 2011

Need motivation to save and invest?  Here are some charts that can help you find that motivation. Do you put money into your savings / investment account every month?  Good for you!  Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it?  After all, month by month it doesn’t seem to make much difference right?  Well, you’re wrong!  It […]

Three Biggest Ways to Save Money

July 31, 2011

There are thousands of ways to save money, but there are only a few ways to save a lot of money.  Here, we’ll cover the three biggest ways to save money.  Logically, they are by reducing your three biggest expenses – your home, your car, and your insurance. First, look at your home expenses.  Whether you […]

It’s All About The Money

July 27, 2011

Why not launch our money blog with a quick article about why we are writing about money?  While we know money isn’t everything and that it can’t buy you happiness, it sure comes in a close second.  On the reverse side, look at all of the problems caused by not having money.  Many marriages are […]