Save More Money: Cut Cell Phone Costs [Post 5]

This is the fifth post in a five post series sharing a total of 20 tips to save more money.  In this post, I cover cutting your cell phone costs, dropping premium cable, buying economical cars and avoiding yard care services. Cut the cost of your cell phone – Cell phone costs have become increasingly […]

Save More Money: Earn a Side Income [Post 4]

This is the fourth post in a five post series sharing a total of 20 tips to save more money.  In this post, I cover earning more money, buying in the off – season, shopping for insurance and not being a coffee or treat snob. Earn side income – Probably the best way to increase […]

Save More Money: Wait for Major Purchases [Post 3]

This is the third post in a five post series sharing a total of 20 tips to save more money.  In this post, I cover waiting for major purchases, coupon and stockpiling, eating out less and needs based clothes buying. Wait for major purchases – The ability to save more money each month is often […]

Save More Money: Set a Savings Goal [Post 2]

This is the second post in a five post series sharing a total of 20 tips to save more money.  In this post, I cover setting a savings goal, increasing savings with pay increases and how downsizing can free up money for more savings each month. Set a savings goal – It’s important to establish a […]

Save More Money: Budget Your Savings [Post 1]

I know there is a lot of advice on how much savings you need to have put aside, but more and more I don’t subscribe to the percentages, ranges and so forth.  I just think it’s important to save and that it will always be that way.  You may need to save more if you […]

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.  […]

Capital One 360 Savings Review

Online savings accounts, such as the Capital One 360 (formally ING  Orange Savings) are great options to consider for short-term savings needs, emergency accounts, etc.   They pay better interest versus traditional brick mortar banks because they don’t require the overhead.  Their services are typically limited online business, phone and email to save on costs. Overall, […]

Guide to Finding the Best Children’s Savings Accounts and Teaching Children How to Save Money

Teaching children how to save money and helping parents find the best children’s savings accounts is important to me for many reasons. There are a lot of money lessons you can teach a child.  For example, a parent can teach a child to spend wisely, give to a greater cause and how to earn money. […]

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps and Crown Money Map Review

Do you prefer Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps or the Crown Money Map?  Dave Ramsey created the Baby Steps and Crown Financial Ministries created the Money Map for prioritizing and setting financial goals.  I think both are great resources that help provide focus and prevent you from diluting your efforts in trying to work on too […]

10 Easy Ways to Save Money

When you think about saving money, it can be an exciting challenge to think of new and creative ways to keep more money in your wallet!  I thought of ten easy ways to save money right off the bat – don’t spend money, don’t spend money, don’t spend money…  Now, to the real ideas… 1. […]