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Category Archives: Finances

23 Ways to Save $27,989.37 on Your Wedding

Note- Although I’m now divorced I feel that this information is still pertinent so I’ll keep it up.  The Wedding Industry is worth a whopping $55 BILLION dollars. The average wedding costs the happy couple and/or parents an average of $28,671.00! (honeymoon & engagement rings not included). With the honeymoon and jewelry included the average cost is:$37,698.00! Less people are

Sell stuff on Amazon? DO NOT make these 9 Mistakes!

I have been selling used and new items for over 15 years. Whether the item is old, I couldn’t return it, I got tired of it, or I found a great deal on it and resold it for a profit, the result is that I have been able to make a lot of money by

How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills

My post on Thursday, ‘How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills‘  has been very popular! So, I figured I should show my readers: How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills as well. Most internet bills are around $30-70 a month, averaging about $50.00 a month. There are many ways to make

How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills

 Although there are plenty of money saving apps out there, most of us don’t have the time to utilize them all. These are my Top 5 apps that I use on my smart phone to save me more money than the cost of its monthly bill (which is a lot considering I use Verizon). It is pretty

Couponing for Beginners: 11 Tips That Will Save You Thousands

 I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which

8 Ways to Save Money, Lower Calories and Provide a Tastier Lunch for Your Kids

Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza  These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of

23 Car Care Principles that will Save You Thousands

I have been around vehicles a lot. My father built a multi-million dollar business and has to deliver his products by cars and trucks. I have been driving to different states, hauling stuff for my dad’s company, since I was sixteen years old. With all of my travels, I have learned a lot about vehicles.

Top 20 New Year’s Resolutions…of the Rich

 Jim Rohn a late entrepreneur, author and very successful multi-millionaire went from rags to riches. He is one of the most famous motivational speakers of all time and has many well known quotes. One quote that I have always remembered since hearing it years ago is: “Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big

How to Avoid Debt

People who make a lot of money, and I mean A LOT of money are not always financially rich. I once heard about a plastic surgeon that was very well known. He had a huge practice and specialized in a high-net worth or celebrity clientele. He had a few mansions, a private jet and a

Gift Buying Guide for Indecisive Recipients

Have you ever asked someone what they wanted for Christmas (or their Birthday), only to have them say something like, “Oh nothing” or, “I don’t know” or, “Anything you want to give me”? What I  decide to do is to give gifts that relate to their hobbies. This is a gift guide for anyone who is

You May Have Unclaimed Money at Your State’s Unclaimed-Property-Division and not even know it.

Did you know that each state has an Unclaimed Property Division where millions of dollars are sent to be held on to until the recipient contacts the division? The Utah Unclaimed Property Division websites says this, “Each year, millions of dollars in bank accounts, stock certificates, checks, insurance checks, bonds and dividends are turned over

9 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Money and TIME This Week-Black Friday

Black Friday can result in huge savings for many needed items and gifts. To shop the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to maximize your money and time  follow these 9 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the Ibotta app and then go to BlackFriday.com.

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 2

In Part 1  (Click here to read) I mentioned that I was able to save $10,516.37 on my baby’s first year. Let me clarify. That number was from my list of things that I bought for our first baby. I took what I paid and subtracted it from what I would have paid by just ordering

How to Coupon at Target

Target has multiple ways to save and the best part is that you can combine most of them together and score big! Here are nine ways on how to coupon at Target and save BIG #1- Manufacturers coupons (they take manufacturer coupons both printed and newspaper). There is a limit of 4 identical coupons per

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