Secrets of Smart Savers Revealed

Secrets of Smart Savers Revealed

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We are all the same when it comes to saving money. Nobody is born with better skills than someone else. Nobody is a natural at personal finance. Sure, some folks are cheap by nature, while others want to indulge in everything. I get that. That's not a valid excuse though. … [Read more...]

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...]

Understanding “Need” vs “Want”

Have you ever heard someone say how much they “need” something that is a complete waste of money? They need their gym membership, they need their SUV, they need their daily latte. We all know that it is a want, but it is an important psychological issue to understand. … [Read more...]

Why I Hate Carrying Cash

A dollar, a greenback, a buck. There have been many nicknames for the US Dollar. Americans are proud of their currency as a safe-haven currency during economic hardship. We love our money. That is just part of our culture. However, I am kind of tired of it. I hate carrying cash. … [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...]

Holiday Spending Hangover

As Christmas is over and Chanukah is slowly waning away, people around the world are enjoying new video games, toys, electronics, jewelry, and other presents from their friends and family. They are taking their gift cards to the store, but most people have not received their holiday credit card statements yet. I will give you a warning, they are on the way. … [Read more...]

Yakezie Blog Swap: Getting Value From Spending

This is a post from my friend Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog as part of the Yakezie blog swap. Jeff writes about finances, sustainability, health and self reliance on his blog 3 times per week. You can see my post on the same topic at Jeff's blog.Lots of spending is value driven. For the most part, if you didnt value that 4th beer on a friday night or that cup of joe before … [Read more...]