Tiny houses: big rewards, bigger challenges

Big Leap to a Tiny House Lifestyle

July 11, 2016

Downsizing to tiny houses is all the rage now, but is it really as cost-effective and beneficial as some TV shows would have you believe? We look closely at what it takes to simplify your life to fit comfortably in a tiny house and find big challenges may stand in your way.


You can save money without going crazy with extreme couponing

Extreme Couponing Isn’t All That Extreme

May 18, 2016

Everyone wants to save money, but not everyone wants to go crazy with extreme couponing practices where you go the extra mile – or five – just to save a few bucks. We get the word from money-saving experts on how you can coupon without going to extremes so you can save money even with your busy lifestyle.


DIY and how to save money at Home Depot

12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

May 13, 2014

Guest Post By M. Butler. Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your cart with a bunch of different items. Sometimes this means […]


Go Ahead and Be a Sellout

May 12, 2014

By Jennifer Derrick A long time ago I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that I had to eat, pay rent, and fill up my gas tank. […]


Cashless toll roads and rental cars: 6 tips

May 5, 2014

By Melody Warnick The advent of electronic-toll highways was designed to make traveling down toll roads easier for harried drivers. Goodbye brake lights, lines of cars and fumbling for coins, hello electronic transponders and license plate-readers. But if you’re in a rental car in an unfamiliar city, driving on an e-toll road with no cash […]


7 signs you need to cash in your rewards – now!

May 2, 2014

By Tony Mecia Some people collect baseball cards. Others favor classic cars or coins. But one item you should not hoard, experts say, is credit-card reward points. It can be tempting to stockpile reward points and envision a far-flung, luxurious vacation someday, paid for with the trove of airline frequent-flier miles and hotel points you’ve […]


How Some are getting Paid to Lose Weight

April 14, 2014

By Jeffrey Strain Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you want to achieve, then the social dieting website DietBet may be exactly […]


Money saving strategies for single parents

Money-Saving Strategies for Single Moms & Dads

March 3, 2014

Being a single parent is tough, particularly when it comes to your budget and ability to maintain stability. Still, while it can be tough to make ends meet, these money-saving strategies can help you get ahead of your bills and avoid problems with debt to stabilize your household finances.


DIY Thursdays: How to DIY and SAVE at the Same Time

February 27, 2014

By Jessica Williams DIY projects all have the hidden agenda of saving you money. When you begin to take a look at your finances, chances are that you will begin to see exactly how much you are overpaying for everyday conveniences. From ordering take out a few time a week to paying for a cleaning […]


Workouts You Can Do at Home to Avoid Gym Fees

January 24, 2014

Guest Post by Niccole Schreck. More than two-thirds of Americans with a gym membership (67 percent) never use them, according to Club Industry, a fitness industry source. With the average cost of a gym membership at a whopping $55 per month, that’s a lot of money going down the drain. Exercising at home is much […]


Why Are Teens Horrible When It Comes to Dealing with Finances

January 20, 2014

By Jessica Williams A lot of people have made bad financial decisions, but teenagers are definitely guilty of making mistakes with money as they have no real understanding of the value of money or money management. As parents, it is up to us to teach them the proper responsibilities that come with both spending and […]


DIY Thursdays: Inexpensive Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

December 19, 2013

By Jessica Williams With less than a week left until Christmas, your holiday budget is probably starting to run out. But before you let the panic set in, let us help you to get organized while saving some money. First make sure you have a list of all those who you still need to purchase […]


DIY snow globes make the holidays merry

DIY Thursdays: Create a Holiday Inspired Snow Globe

December 5, 2013

Making the holidays merry and bright around your home doesn’t have to break the bank. We walk you step by step through making DIY snow globes so you can have a stylish holiday season without worrying about the holiday debt hangover that can follow after.


Be Frugally Creative With Your Holiday Gift Giving This Year

November 26, 2013

By April Lewis-Parks This is the time of year where you belly is full of food, your soul is full of joy, and your wallet is full of the trace of money that once resided there. With so many back to back commercials, catalogs, radio advertisements, and other printed advertisements, this time of year can […]