About Jeffrey Trull

Jeffrey Trull is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys getting a few laughs while helping readers pay off debt and spend money on what they love. His work has been featured on MSN Money, Money Talks News, and The Dough Roller. Find more of his writing at jeffreybtrull.com.

The Surprising True Costs of 9 Common Expenses

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The cost of everyday things aren’t always what they seems. While some things start out looking like a good deal, owning them can cost more than we bargained for. Here are some common things from everyday life that cost more than you thought. 1. A smartphone Image by: GONZALO BAEZA What you think you’re getting: […]

14 Insanely Easy Ways to Look Busy At Work (the boss will never know any different)


Being productive 100% of the workday is nearly impossible. But while distractions are inevitable, sometimes we’re simply faking it. With 70% of the American workforce “not engaged,” it’s not surprising to see workers looking busy when they really aren’t doing any work. With summer vacations coming up, it’s even more likely we’re getting less work done. See if […]

Fifteen Funny Ways We Save Money On Summer Roadtrips

Have you ever gone to extremes to save a few bucks on your summer road trip? Check out this list of 15 funny ways to save money to see if you can relate. It may even help you plan your vacation for this summer!

Roadtrips are a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the summer. These vacations are always memorable, although not always in the ways we’d imagine. If you’ve taken a summer road trip, it might have gone something like this, especially when you’re trying to save a few bucks. 1. Agonize for days over finding the best vacation […]

Your Financial Life, Explained By Dogs

Check out what our four-legged friends have to say about personal finance. They may have a few tips for you that you need to read! They are, after all, man's best friend.

Hope you’re having a dog-gone good time! Here’s your financial life, explained by our four legged friends… You’re creative about how you stay cool when summers get hot. Image by: TheChanel You always make a second meal out of leftovers. Image by: rmatei You do a little dance on payday… Image by: carterse Then spend it all […]

11 Totally Weird Kickstarter Campaigns That Somehow Hit Their Goal

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Kickstarter projects are funded on a simple premise: Create a product idea and reward backers for pledging money. Funding is all or nothing. If you don’t hit your goal, you don’t get any of the money pledged. While many Kickstarters seem destined to succeed, like an Amanda Palmer album or Veronica Mars movie, other wacky ideas have […]

The Ridiculous Things You Did in College to Save Money

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Even if you’re a cheapskate today, it probably doesn’t compare to the crazy ways you used to save money in college. Here’s a reminder of just how far you went back then to save a few bucks. 1. You “cooked” cheap meals you’d never eat today. Image by: inazakira 2. You maximized roommates to bring down rent… […]

12 Signs You’re Broke and Not Afraid to Show It


Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s struggling with money. Other times, it’s obvious. Whether you know it or not, here are signs you’re broke and may be showing it. 1. You have more things in your home than dollars in your bank account Image by: puuikibeach 2. Your favorite book is actually a catalog Image […]

10 Shockingly Stupid “Money-Saving” Moments From TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates


If you thought being cheap means always leaving a small tip or stealing packets of ketchup, you aren’t familiar with the extremely cheap. Extreme Cheapskates, one of TLC’s questionable “reality” shows, features penny pinchers who will amaze (and even disgust) you with how far they’ll go to save a few bucks. Here are 10 money saving ideas […]

10 People Using Vine That Are Making That Money

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Looking to make a quick buck or earn extra money on the side? Here are 10 Vine* videos (each 6 seconds or less) with ways you can make some extra cash. *Vine is the new wildly popular video app from the folks at Twitter. 1. Clean out the garage and invite the neighborhood to your […]

10 Hardcore Money Tattoos to Express Your Financial Self

Debt Free Knuckle Tattoo

Think you’re dedicated to earning more, spending less, and getting out of debt? How about getting a money tattoo to prove it? Here are 10 money tattoos from those who are (maybe a too little) passionate about debt, savings, and more. 1. He’s done with credit card debt and a mortgage. Forever. Image by BMEzine.com […]