Say you have $100,000 sitting in cash, what would you do with it? Should you sit back and relax or should you make an investment with it? Before you go crazy and splurge on cars and gadgets ,you must take a deep breath and think about the things that you can do with your money. So what should to do? How can you keep your hard-earned cash safe while still making sure that it grows? This … [Read more...]
The Top 10 Frugal Living Articles:
- Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month - Cut your spending by $13 a day, and you’ll save $400 a month and $4800 a year! Here's a list of 88 ways to cut your spending...how many will you try?
- The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous - Serve it at your Super Bowl Party, serve it at a cocktail party, serve it anywhere and you'll get rave reviews! It's super easy, and you'll have everyone asking for the recipe.
- Hot Coupon Codes for Big Savings - Take this pledge: I will never, ever leave the coupon code box blank. Make it your mission to always find a coupon code for extra savings...learn how!
- Easy at Home Teeth Whitening for Any Budget - Most people can whiten their teeth from home, using products that are already in their cabinets. Try this 2-step process using hydrogen peroxide & baking soda.
- Birthday Freebies - Think beyond just a free dessert! You'll find birthday freebies like a $30 gift certificate from Benihana or a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast from Denny's!
- How to Make Homemade Cleaning Products - Save your money with these recipes for homemade cleaning products. Most ingredients can be found in your kitchen like baking soda and vinegar.
- Eat In, Not Out - 5 Ways to Ditch the Drive-Thru - If you're ready to ditch the drive-thru and save money, these 5 tips will get you started!
- Amazing Race Birthday Party - This Amazing Race Party is designed for pre-teens or teens. Party ideas include invitations, challenges, food and favors that can be adapted to your location.
- Top 30 Minute to Win It Games -There are tons of Minute to Win It games and ideas that you can use to set up the ultimate game night at your house. Great for kids and adults alike.
- Fudge Pie - Fudge Pie is made with ingredients we almost always have on hand, and it takes just 30 minutes to make!
The average gas price in the United State is at $2.73 a gallon for regular unleaded and $3.02 for diesel. Depending on where you live and the type of gas you use, you could be paying much more. With oil production low, prices are expected to rise even more this summer. If you drive a large vehicle or truck, it could be costing you $40, $50 or even $100 to fill up your tank. That’s a lot of … [Read more...]
Craigslist was created in 1995 to serve various communities across the world as classified ads. Instead of searching through various newspapers, you could post ads online and have them viewed by thousands or even millions of people. Many people have used Craigslist to sell things they no longer need, ranging from electronics to household items to cars to yard tools to furniture to clothes to … [Read more...]
Online Shopping has been giving so much convenience to the world for years. Imagine not having to spend time in traffic to be in the mall just to go shopping and being in the comfort of your own home while everything is just a click away. But have you ever encountered an online retailer that has a price drop policy in which they promise to give you a refund of the difference of your purchases … [Read more...]
Finding quality help these days can be hard. You’re often required to scan through pages and pages of local directories, while spending time analyzing who would be a good fit. Then when the professional doesn’t live up to your expectations, all of this hard work goes out the window. You don’t have to worry about this as much when you use TaskRabbit, a mobile marketplace that allows users to … [Read more...]
Trying to determine which robo advisors are best can be a challenge. When comparing Wealthfront vs Betterment, you will have different pros and cons then when you compare Wealthfront vs Vanguard. Assessing the impacts of short-term capital gains, long-term capital gains, tax-advantaged accounts, tax-efficient investing, management fees, and retirement accounts all come up with different … [Read more...]
When you think of daily deal sites, Groupon is probably the first one that comes to mind. People enjoy using Groupon because it is tailored to local deals. It has a variety of deals in categories such as beauty, restaurants, travel, household products and health. Groupon also offers high-quality services, so it’s no wonder that it boasts more than 100 million subscribers. While Groupon is … [Read more...]
When it comes to investing, it is important to know that you are in good hands. If you are thinking of robo-advisors to help you financially, you will come across two of the best robo-advisors available today: Betterment and Acorns. Both will allow you to invest passively without having to move an inch, but which is better for you? In this article, we will compare Betterment and Acorns … [Read more...]
Americans just love to buy things. In a recent survey, six out of 10 Americans admitted that they're ready to make purchases that they've put on hold during the past five years. If you're one of these people, you might want to slow down and think about your spending for a few minutes. Owning things is a great feeling but in some instances, it's much more practical to borrow instead of buy. There … [Read more...]
You’ve probably seen these sites advertised that offer you cash back just for shopping online, survey sites or other tasks for cash. Maybe you’ve been interested in trying them out. Perhaps you immediately dismissed them as scams. After all, why would a website offer free money? Bottom Line Up Front: If you are looking to make a quick decision... Go with InboxDollars here if you are … [Read more...]
Being frugal sometimes requires some careful planning. If you want to be economical, you sometimes have to make big purchases in the beginning. These purchases help you save money in the long run. These purchases are also things that you will begin to depend on to save money. The 8 items a frugal person should have will help you out saving money in the long run, being more budget-friendly, and … [Read more...]
First time parents often fall prey to the advertising world's "New Parent's MUST HAVE" line. When you're on a budget, this might make you frustrated, worried, and potentially scared that you won't have everything your baby needs. I want you to put the Target ad down and back slowly away. A little further. There you go. There is nothing in that ad that you can't most likely find at a cheaper, … [Read more...]
It's hard to eat right on a budget! That's because many of us become overwhelmed at how to start. Most of the time, we end up buying food that just sits in our fridge and goes bad because we're unsure of what to do with it! Luckily, there's an easy way to save money. There are 10 food staples every frugal kitchen should have. These are items that hardly go bad, always come in handy, and can be … [Read more...]
When your life is busy with kids, priorities change. Maybe you want to keep a beautiful backyard or a spotless house, but it’s not quite as simple as it used to be. It can be easy at times to let home maintenance projects slide so that you can give more time to your family and more time to yourself. There are, however, several often forgotten items in the home that need special care from time to … [Read more...]
In a quest for healthy skin, I've spent a good deal of money on products that promised a clean, clear face but didn't come through on that promise. What a waste of money they were! I've finally found a facial routine that works for me, and I'm not only happier with my skin, but I'm also spending less money on beauty products. To help you avoid the mistakes that I've made, I'm sharing with you this … [Read more...]
Busy moms have a tendency to put everyone else's needs before their own. Although it's good for us to take care of our families, we also need to take care of ourselves. We need to make self-care a priority. That doesn't mean that we need to spend big bucks on weekly professional massages and pedicures. Rather, self-care can become a regular part of our at-home routine. Use these self-care tips for … [Read more...]
Your electric bill is an inevitable monthly expense. Even though you probably can't knock out this bill entirely, you do have some control over how much it costs. Simple changes around your home can reduce the amount you pay to the electric company each month. Some of these tricks can be accomplished in just minutes. Others can be done over the course of a weekend. Read through the following list … [Read more...]
I'm all for driving my cars as long as possible, so it's been a while since I've bought a new one. When I do, though, I can almost guarantee you that it will be a pre-owned vehicle. I'm convinced that used cars are smarter investments. Here's why buying a used car is better than buying new. Used Cars Have Already Depreciated The biggest drop in depreciation happens in the first … [Read more...]
Have you ever looked at a bill or maybe even just an item in a store and thought "I wish this didn't cost so much"? Good news! It doesn't have to! As my grandfather says, everything has a price, but most things are negotiable. While you might know certain things (like car prices at the dealership) can be talked down price-wise, you may not have known that other things are also negotiable. Here, … [Read more...]
I'll be honest: One of my favorite reasons for buying items in bulk is that it saves me trips to the store. For me, the fact that I can save money with bulk purchases is just a bonus--albeit, a very nice bonus. While not every bulk buy is a good purchase (for example, a vat of salad dressing that will spoil before you eat it all), many large-batch purchases can save you major bucks in the long … [Read more...]