3 Great Ways to Bring the Tailgate Party Home

3 Great Ways to Bring the Tailgate Party Home

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October is one of my favorite months of year for many reasons. From the cooling temperatures to the proximity of the holidays I really enjoy this month. Most importantly, I love October because the college football season is in full swing. I could watch football at any level and enjoy it as it is a guilty pleasure of mine. While I was in college I always enjoyed being a part of … [Read more...]

3 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Lawn Care this Summer

3 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Lawn Care this Summer

Save Money on Lawn Care

It may be only mid-May, but the dogs days of summer are not far from us. That means a number of things, but what it means for us is working on in our yard. We have been homeowners for six years now (Geez, has it really been THAT long) and we have learned numerous ways to save money on our lawn care over those years. The key that we have learned is that it really does not … [Read more...]

The Economics of Cutting the Cord

The Economics of Cutting the Cord

ESPN Sportscenter TV

I got rid of my cable in January, 2010. It was a liberating and awesome moment. Cutting the cord is one of the easiest ways to save on home expenses. But when I tell people, they ask, "what about sports, what about new TV shows?" I don't need sports or new shows, I'm happy with old shows. But if you are interested in keeping sports and new shows without cable at home, read on … [Read more...]

4 Simple Ways to Make Money Through Spring Cleaning

4 Simple Ways to Make Money Through Spring Cleaning

Spring Birds

It’s official, springtime has arrived. From going on evening walks to gardening, there can be many things to look forward to with spring. My family and I live in the Midwest and the opportunity to spend time outside in the winter is generally limited so we love to do things outdoors once we hear the birds chirping. Springtime can also mean spring cleaning. Some may love it, … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Save Money

Having a family of five we’re always looking for ways on how we can save money on every day, common expenses. We like to be frugal in many areas so that we can spend money on other things we enjoy and ultimately that comes down to making hard choices about how we spend our money. While we have come up with a number of ways, the possibilities are really limitless in terms of … [Read more...]

How to Cut Back on Home Expenses

How to Cut Back on Home Expenses

How to Cut Back on Home Expenses

Finance “experts” often tell you to cut down on expenses at home, but they rarely have any useful advice on how to do it. Rather than give you the usual advice, today I am giving you specific steps you can follow to save money in the home for a long-term, big win. … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Apartments for Bad Credit

As many of you know, I bought my first condo just over a year ago. Going from renter to buyer, I learned a lot about insurance. When it is time for you to renew or evaluate your next policy, you should know the basics of what is covered and what is not. … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Unexpected: When Pooping Cost $340

I always encourage readers of this site to save up an emergency fund that can cover your cost of living for at least 3-6 months and has enough of a cushion to handle anything unexpected that comes along if they can’t afford it. I am glad I followed my own advice. Experience showed me why it is important to save up for an unexpected disaster. … [Read more...]

Investing in Fine Art

Investing in Fine Art

Me with Michael Godard

On Saturday afternoon, I went to an art gallery and bought my first very high quality painting. I have graduated from the college days of posters to the grown up days of fine art. A lot went through my head before I handed over my credit card. … [Read more...]