35 Household Budget Tips that Work!

My belief is that a household budget is the answer to achieving financial goals and being able to enjoy more life with your family. Without a family budget, I really couldn’t imagine being able to take family vacations, or save for emergencies. Our budget is our spending plan. It’s our opportunity to set family priorities […]

The Only How to Create a Budget Guide You Will Ever Need

Really??? The only how to create a budget guide you will ever need? Yes, I think so! There is nothing complicated about budgeting. Anyone can do it and the payoff is HUGE! This simple guide gives you easy steps to follow. In fact, I’ve written it for all my friends, family and readers that for […]

Best Personal Finance and Budget Apps to Manage Your Money on the Go

I have a simple question. If we are always on the go and our money is always moving at the same time, what is the best way to manage it? Smartphones have made us mobile, but now more than ever we need the ability to manage our money mobile as well. The good thing is, […]

How to Avoid a Materialistic Mindset And Get What You Want

When I first saw the writing topic “How to Avoid a Materialistic Mindset” come across my desk, I avoided it like the plague. How could I, a person who has been known to fill my AmazonPrime basket with things I’d never actually buy, talk about “avoiding a materialistic mindset” with any conviction? Months passed but […]

Easy Budget Method: Try a Bucket Budget

I know that budgets often get a bad reputation.  Most people may admit they should have some sort of budget to manage their money, but don’t have the time to create a budget or track their spending.  Or, some think that having a budget means you’re in financial trouble, or worse, you’re on a spending […]

How to Get the Best Deals at Outlet Stores

My wife and I like to visit our local outlet mall when we have some extra money.  We find deals and bargains on clothes that we wouldn’t normally be able to find in our local mall.  Overall, it seems we get a lot more for our money at major name brand stores. However, I think […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Credit Card at the Check – Out

I know I may be a bit late to the game compared to some of you, but just this year my wife and I made the decision to use a credit card as our primary form of payment for all of our monthly spending. Earning one airline mile for every dollar spent on our card […]

10 Travel Hacks to Save Money and Avoid Inconveniences

My wife and I just got back from a nice weekend getaway in sunny California.  We must have done something right because what we as a 4 day getaway felt much like a week!  Along the way, we met up with some minor travel related inconveniences, but that’s always to be expected when you’re traveling.  […]

My Favorite Online Productivity Tools

This is a post I plan to occasionally update and repost to the front of the blog as I find new tools to use and I think may interest you.  I’ve included several updates below. I guess you could say I’m sort of a nerd when it comes to productivity tools.  I’m always looking out […]

5 Ideas to Move the Management of Your Finances to the Cloud

Have you ever thought about moving the management of your finances to the cloud?  What is the cloud anyway?  It’s a buzzword that’s used to describe the use of software as a service over the internet.  This is nothing new.  A lot of companies are providing online services which means you never have to install […]