5 Best Mobile Apps to Save You Money

5 Best Mobile Apps to Save You Money

5 Best Mobile Apps to Save You Money

For most of us, our smart phones are only a money drain. We pay at least $40 per month, on a family plan, or up to hundreds per month for unlimited plans, to get our calls and internet wherever we are. We can use those phones, though, to save us money. Here are my favorite free money saving apps. … [Read more...]

How to Set a Savings Goal

How to Set a Savings Goal

How to Set a Savings Goal

We just discussed how to make saving a habit, but a lot of people do not know how much to save. Since you know how to save, today take a few minutes to decide on a saving goal and put a savings plan to action. … [Read more...]

How to Make Saving A Habit

How to Make Saving A Habit

How to Make Saving A Habit

The end of the year is approaching and with it an excellent time to analyze your financial house and see what changes you’d like to make for the upcoming year. For some this might mean examining their spending for ways to save money. With a few tips you can be on the road to saving money and improving your financial health. … [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...]

4 Ways to Save on Drinks at Your Next Party

I recently moved out of an apartment and into a condo. For a single guy like me, that means one thing: More parties at my place! My condo is the unofficial pregame and party headquarters for half a dozen of my closest friends. I love entertaining, and now that I don't have to worry about a landlord, it's easier than ever. But it's also costlier than ever.While saving on … [Read more...]

How to Rule 0% Financing

I recently wrote a post discussing whether it is best to get a new or used car. One astute commenter got me thinking about car loans, and zero percent financing in general. If you do it the right way, you can rule 0% financing to come out on top. … [Read more...]

Easiest Way to Save Money on Your Wedding

The following is a post by Wayne at Young Family Finance. He writes to educate young families on the financial challenges of life, like paying your bills on time or choosing between daycare or stay at home parenting.If you are thinking about getting married soon, chances are that you are trying to save money on your wedding. Weddings can be an expensive event to host, … [Read more...]

Eating to Green Savings

This post is by Melissa at Mom’s Plans and is part of a Yakezie blog swap based on the topic, “What is your best go green method to save money?” You can read my post on the same topic at Melissa's blog.When I graduated from graduate school, I was $20,000 in student loan debt and newly married.  My job paid less than double the balance on my student loans, so money was very … [Read more...]

Interview: Jason at Live Real Now

Welcome to the newest installment of the Yakezie interview series. Today, we have questions answered by Jason at Live Real Now. Jason has been making major strides cutting his debt and has chronicled the journey at his site.How did you get started in personal finance blogging? What was your inspiration?In April 2009, my wife and I were on the verge of bankruptcy.  We … [Read more...]