When I started my new job in September, I had the option to sign up for either a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). I have always used a PPO in the past, so moving to an HDHP wasn’t something I was excited about. However, when I ran the numbers, I […]
If you are married, live with a boyfriend/girlfriend/partner, or have anyone else in your life that you substantially share your money with, it is super important to make sure you are on the same page with your money priorities. My wife and I have an open and ongoing conversation about our money, and the best […]
Do you always feel like you are tight on cash? Do you breathe a sigh of relief when the month comes to a close and all the bills are actually paid? What if you never had to feel this way ever again? What if you were able to get through each month with hundreds of […]
It is never too early to get started with your holiday shopping and planning. Taking care of everything well ahead of time can save you hundreds of dollars on gifts, decorations, travel plans, and everything else that comes with the holiday season. While it is a festive time, ignoring holiday savings can bust your budget […]
If there is one necessity in our budget that we absolutely can’t live without, it is food. While it is easy to skip out on restaurants and coffee shop visits, cutting grocery bills can be a big challenge even for the most budget minded planners. If you are looking to cut your budget at the […]
Internet Explorer. More like Internet Exploder. Mozilla Firefox. That’s so 2011. Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world with nearly 44% of all internet traffic. That is nearly double the next biggest browser. If you are using anything but Chrome, you might be missing out on some of the biggest money […]
Having friends over is a ton of fun. I love entertaining and hosting people for parties, dinners, and fun evenings. But hosting events can get expensive quick. Here are five budget entertaining ideas to have people over while the weather is nice without blowing your budget.
What do you think of your car? Are you embarrassed by it? Do you absolutely love it? Or, is it just an okay car that gets you around? Maybe it has always been like this, but it seems that in the recent years people are very conscious about what they are driving. Somehow they think […]
My Grandpa Joe lived through the Great Depression. It was not an easy time for most Americans, and some of the lessons from the Depression stuck with its survivors for the rest of their lives.
Have you ever thought about what you would do if you suddenly had a $10,000 windfall? Perhaps a relative left you a portion of their estate, or maybe you win the lottery (which I wouldn’t recommend playing by the way), or you have an anonymous check show up in your mailbox with no explanation. What […]
The search for a new job can be stressful, especially if you’ve got bills to pay and a family to look after. In the current financial climate it could take you a while to find work, so it pays to look after your finances as well as you can while you’re between jobs.
Do you know anyone that is a millionaire? Don’t look at their wrist for a gaudy watch or check their driveway for brand new cars and boats. There are plenty of people that show off some expensive products, but they don’t actually own any of it. Truthfully, most of the people that look like they are […]