What would a personal finance blog be without a section on how to save money! What better way to Make Money Fast than to widen your savings and spending gap.

How to Cut the Cable Cord and Watch Live TV for Free Online

When was the last time you watched all of the channels you are paying for with your cable bill? I can't remember a time I've even watched 10% of my available channels. Each month you get that cable bill and wonder why you are paying $50, $100, and on average $123 per month! The cable companies have [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|Saving Money|2 Comments

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

Eat out less - Eating out can cost a lot. If you eat in you won't have to pay for gas to get to the restaurant or pay a tip. In terms of actual food cost, it's just cheaper overall. Work out and eat better - The healthier you are, the more energy you will [...]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Frugal Tips|1 Comment

Free and Discounted eBooks: How to Find Them

There are thousands of free or deeply discounted eBooks out there for the taking. But how do you find them?  One way is to subscribe to an eBook deal alert service that uncovers the bargains -- many of them available for just a short time --  and then shares that information with you through daily [...]

By |March 19th, 2014|Saving Money|0 Comments

Fast Cash Fridays: Return Unwanted Gifts for Cash or Store Credit

Source: Flickr Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? With the almost ubiquitous gifting of gift cards, this is a less common occurrence nowadays, but it still happens. In fact, several years ago, I received a few DVDs that I did not really want. They just sat on my shelf for several years [...]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Frugal Tips|0 Comments

5 Ways to Simplify Your Black Friday Online Shopping

Black Friday is right around the corner. Following a day of pigging out on turkey comes the biggest shopping day of the year. Are you ready? Here are some tips to ease the pain. Check the Reviews Before You Buy: What could possibly be worse than getting that gadget you've always wanted in the mail [...]

By |November 26th, 2013|Saving Money|0 Comments

How to Get Free Cars for Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKyV8CTHeJ0 Although I'm not a huge fan of Dave Ramsey, I think this video that he created is very valuable. Most people throw money down the drain every month on their car payments. When your mortgage is underwater, it's a big deal. However, when you buy a new car and drive it off the [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|3 Comments

Automating Your Finances: Create Separate Savings Accounts

Source: Gawker Assets A while back, I posted about how to automate your finances. After you get your emergency fund set up, invest for retirement, and pay off any expenses (debt, rent, etc.), you're ready to saving for discretionary expenses such as a vacation, a down-payment for a house, or college tuition for [...]

By |November 17th, 2013|Saving Money|0 Comments

The True Cost of Commuting and Some Alternatives

A few years back I found this awesome infographic that summarized why it literally pays to live closer to work. Using the assumption that it costs about 51 cents per mile to drive your car (including insurance, gas, wear and tear, etc.) and a 40 minute commute, you spend, wait for it: $125,000 over 10 [...]

By |November 13th, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|5 Comments

5 Ways to Save Money Online Today

Get Discounted Gift Cards Get discounted gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants by scoring huge discounts online. Take a College Course for Free Forget paying tuition to the big institutions and opt to take a college online for the great price of free. Use a Discount Code When you check out online, you [...]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|0 Comments