How to Negotiate to Keep Your Cable Promo Rate

December 30, 2013

One of life’s “sure things” is that, at some point, your cable promo rate is going to expire, and you are going to be stuck with a higher rate for the remainder of your contract. While some experts recommend that you call and threaten to cancel (and eat the termination fee that comes with quitting […]

10 Ways to Cut Your Restaurant Bill Big Time

January 11, 2013

A common piece of money saving advice is to cut back on eating out. My wife and I eat much more in than out but like to hit the restaurants on Friday or Saturday nights. Below are some ways that we keep our food bill to a reasonable size. 1. Split the bill. We have […]

How to Buy Designer Clothes on a Budget

December 26, 2012

What do you do to buy designer clothes if you don’t necessarily have the budget to afford them? There are several places where you can usually find designer clothes and buy them at much lower prices. Lower Priced Department Stores When we think about designer clothes we usually think about high-end department stores and clothing […]

How to Save Money on Magazines

November 28, 2012

Follow the tips below and you can read all the magazines you want for little to no money out of your pocket! The tips are listed in order of most expensive to least expensive so if you really want to save money be sure to read them all. 1. Throw Away the Bill Once you […]

Saving Big Money in the Big City

August 29, 2011

Whether you are moving to the big city, embarking on a journey of a lifetime, or simply visiting for a few days, you should know that there are many ways to save money while fully enjoying the benefits of city life.  This post will explore some of the ways you can save money when visiting […]

Free Moving Boxes for All!

August 16, 2010

Free moving boxes can help you save a little money when you move. I hated the thought of spending money on boxes I would only use once so I spent part of the weekend rounding up boxes to pack up our stuff. Here are five good places to look for free moving boxes: 1) Recycling […]

Memorial Day Savings

May 30, 2010

Many people think of Memorial Day weekend as a time to spend money because so many businesses have big Memorial Day sales.  I’m actually not planning on spending any money this weekend, other than a little on food and beer for a barbecue : ) However, for all of you hitting the Memorial Day sales, […]

Do Kids Inherit Frugality?

February 5, 2010

Our son has been making me proud lately with his unexpected frugal remarks.  The first one came as he browsed the toy aisle in a CVS pharmacy while we waited for a prescription to be filled.  As he played with the trucks he said: “we won’t get these… they’re too expensive” Then the next night […]

Save Money at Restaurants – Tips for Spending Less When Eating Out

December 4, 2008

Saving money on your restaurant bill is simply a matter of doing several small things that can add up to big savings.  I cover most of them last year in how to cut your restaurant bill big time but I’ll cover a few of them here and add in one that I missed. Main Course & Appetizers […]

Guide to Budgeting & Tracking Money For Newlyweds

August 31, 2008

Do you often wonder where you money goes? Do you struggle to save money after all of your bills are paid? The problem is your budget, or lack of a budget. Less than 5% of the households in the United States keep a consistent household budget, and that is why 95% of the nation struggles […]

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