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

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

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

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

Bike Share Programs: Better Than Owning a Bike?

Bike share, jckrakow, Flickr Creative Commons Wouldn't it be great to ride a bike this weekend? To take a leisurely ride along the river, or check out the local farmer’s market without the hassle of searching for a parking space?  But buying a bike could set you back a few hundred dollars, and [...]

By |July 25th, 2013|Featured, Frugal Tips, Saving Money|2 Comments

Buy Discounted Gift Cards…and Use for Yourself

Fast Cash Fridays is a weekly series aimed at providing you tips on how to make money fast (not necessarily easily). Please tune in every Friday for your newest making money fast tip. Gift Card Organizer by Christina W., youthfulhomemaker, Flickr Creative Commons Two things to know about gift cards: First, you can [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|Featured, Frugal Tips, Saving Money|3 Comments

Make Money by Selling Your Unwanted Gift Cards with Cardpool

So, Nana gave you a $25 gift card to Burger King and you haven’t eaten there since high school.  Is it a total loss?  A re-gift? Send Your Gift Cards to Cardpool.com to Get Cash Back Source: flickr creative commons, by bfishadow Cardpool.com, which is owned by a  subsidiary of Safeway,Inc.,  buys unwanted [...]

By |July 22nd, 2013|Featured, Frugal Tips, Saving Money|0 Comments

Save Your Money And Don’t Pay Shipping Costs

We all love shopping online, but hate the shipping costs.  Here are five ways to get around them: 1. Ship to the store for free Some online retailers with brick and mortar stores - such as Lowe’s or Sears--let you have your item shipped to one of its stores for free.  You then retrieve the [...]

By |July 19th, 2013|Featured, Frugal Tips, Saving Money|7 Comments