29 Financial Tweaks to Boost Your Savings This Week

In honor of my 29th birthday, here are 29 financial tips to give your savings goals a leg up this week

I turned 29 this week. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about saving money is that it’s a discipline of the mind, not a discipline of the wallet. Where your attitude about debt, giving, stuff, and wealth goes, your account balance will follow. Photo credit: Produce Department via photopin (license) For my birthday, I was invited […]

Cash Envelopes Vs. Digital Envelopes

Which method will save you the most money?

In last week’s post, A Beginner’s Guide to Using Cash Envelopes, I described the many budget-friendly benefits to paying in cash.  It’s a powerful discipline that I believe everyone should try. If you simply detest cash, however, digital envelopes are an option. Photo Credit: 401(K) 2013 via Compfight cc When we use cash, we divide several […]

7 “Orange” Ways to Have Frugal Fun This Fall

How to Brighten Your Autumn with Budget-Friendly, Memory-Making Fun

Fall is here, and with it, many shades of orange.  It splashes across the evening sky, the trees, the fields and the many yards that are decorated for harvest time and Halloween.  So I decided to put together a bunch of fun and frugal fall ideas that include the color orange.   I got the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Coupons

Coupons are complicated.  There are 801 different ways to begin.  Here is my guide to getting started, and how I saved $402.94 my first year. Photo Credit:  WalterWhite (MorgueFile) In 2013, I watched “Extreme Couponing” with my jaw stuck on the floor.  Turns out, none of the stores in my area offer the type of doubling […]

11 Reasons Why I’m Renewing My Costco Membership This Year

About a year ago, I got a membership at Costco for the first time.  I plan to renew it.  Here are 11 reasons why. Photo Credit: Mike Mozart (Creative Commons) Less cost:  A recent study was done that compared a Costco shopping trip to Kroger, Kohl’s and specialty retailers like Best Buy.  When it was […]