Ways to Save Money

These articles outline ways to save money that I have used. Some are quick tips others are longer term things you can do to save money, but they all will help you save money!

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10 Free Household Budget Spreadsheets

A bunch of free budgeting spreadsheets available to download

Someone asked me to share my favorite free household or personal budgeting spreadsheets… Each one of these budgeting templates are free… If you use OpenOffice (basically a free version of Microsoft Office)…

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Best Financial Books for under $1

The best financial books that you can get for under a $1

In the case of this article, I picked out five of the best personal finance books out there that you can get for less than a buck. I wouldn’t say that these are necessarily the five best financial books written, but they are all very popular and have proved themselves to be worth something – even if it is only a buck! 😉

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How to negotiate with credit card companies

how to negotiate credit card rates

A few years ago, when I had over $15,000 of credit card debt, I was often negotiating with credit card companies to get better interest rates. I took a very active approach toward minimizing my interest expense on my debt and learning to negotiate with credit card companies was a key component…

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The one thing I would teach a recent college Grad

The one thing I would teach a recent college grad

You just finished your degree and you are probably looking for your first “real” job. This is the perfect opportunity to decide how you would like your financial life to be. You have the choice to spend and buy whatever you feel like which will likely put you in heaps of debt.

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How to find vacation homes to rent via Homeaway/Airbnb

How to find vacation homes to rent with Homeaway or Airbnb

In December we were discussing whether or not we would be able to get away this year as we didn’t have too much saved up for a trip. I decided to hop on my favorite vacation home rental site Homeaway.com and see what was out there…

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How to Avoid the Negative Influences of the Wealth Effect


We instinctively cling to what we have when times are tough, but we also loosen those purse strings when good times return. The following hints will help you keep your savings and spending on track.

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How Cars Affect your Financial Freedom

How your car dramatically affects your financial freedom...

I had a revelation about cars that has caused me to not really care what mine looks like. It’s not that I don’t want a really fast car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom.

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How to Get a Discount on Almost Anything

How you can get a discount on almost anything...

If you’re like me, you love saving money or getting a discount on the things you buy. I don’t know why, but it just feels better when I didn’t pay full price for something. Here are a few quick tips on getting a discount on just about anything.

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Are Extended Warranties Worth It?


Financial guru Dave Ramsey states unequivocally that extended warranties are ripoffs. As a Ramsey follower, I agree. I regularly smile and say “no thank you” when Best Buy or Wal-Mart asks, “Would you like a warranty with that product?”

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15+ Amazing Ways you can use Coffee Grounds

15 ways you can use coffee grounds that you haven't thought of

Did you know that the USA consumes over of 400 million cups of coffee per day? Most of those used coffee grounds are thrown right into the trash or rinsed down the sink. What a waste! Coffee grounds can still have a useful life after that pot of coffee has been brewed. In fact, companies such […]

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How to File Your State Income Tax Online for Free

5 free ways to file your STATE taxes for FREE. It is pretty easy to find a free FEDERAL option, but filing state taxes for free can be tough to find.

It isn’t too difficult to find a place to file your federal tax return for free, but finding a service to file your state return for free is another story. Here’s what I found . . . .

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Did you know there are Tax Deductions for Volunteer Work?

Did you know that there are tax deductions for volunteer work?

You can deduct your expenses related to volunteer work. One year when filing my taxes, I used Taxcut rather than one of the free tools I mentioned to get free state tax filing. I should have taken my own advice . . . .

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15 ways to have a Fun and Cheap Family Night

Need some ideas for a cheap and fun family night? The kids will actually enjoy these too!

When is the best day to have a family fun night? I believe that it is always a good day to gather the family. For me, being with family can build lasting memories and time honored traditions. And, there is no better way to enjoy time with loved ones than by having a fun family […]

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9 Ways to Get Healthier and Save Money at the Same Time

9 simple things you can do to get healthier and save money at the same time!

Though the connection isn’t usually made, there are ways to get healthier and save money at the same time. This is the opposite of what most people think happens. It’s usually thought that you actually have to spend more money in order to improve your health . . . .

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