Category Archives: Save Money
I usually am always filtering out scammers in my mailbox, but recently that “filtering” caused me to accidentally throw away $1,604.73! I brought in the mail a few days ago. First, I opened what looked like a check from the outside of the envelope. It was not marked and I was thinking to myself, this could
Two and a half years ago, I was looking at the amortization/debt schedule of my dream home that I was about to buy. It was mind boggling how much money my family would pay in interest over the course of a 30 year loan! Even at the pretty low interest rate we had secured we would end up paying $134,739.01 in interest. That is
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
People always say, “Babies are expensive!” When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to meet our little guy. I was ecstatic about everything ‘baby’… all except the costs associated with having a little one. After some research, I found multiple studies that show that the first baby can run you anywhere from $12,000-$26,000 for the first
Thrifty people look for deals any time of the year. Even if the deals are for holiday goods 364 days early. You can save big by buying holiday items after the holiday has just past. Usually stores will discount their holiday merchandise the day after that holiday has past. This is the best time to
Couponing for over the last decade and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars has taught me a lot. I made many mistakes along the way. Below are 17 Mistakes Couponers Make and How to Avoid Them. Mistake # 1 is: Thinking you have to get EVERY deal. A phrase that I think of and recite to