How I Use Excel to Manage My Family’s Budget

I have long been a money nerd. As a small child, I used to empty my piggy bank, count everything that was inside, and put it all back in, feeling pretty good about my net worth as an 8-year-old. So, it should come as no surprise that the detail-oriented piggy-bank counter has grown up to […]

45 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

The holidays can often take a toll on your budget, but fear not – we’ve got you covered this holiday season with a gift idea for everyone on your list. The best part is each one costs $25 or less. From toys for your kids to the perfect present for the office white elephant gift […]

101 Money Skills Every Money Nerd Should Have

Do you have the skills to pay the bills? Here are some good skills to have on your journey towards financial freedom. “You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” – Napoleon Dynamite Good Skills to Have with Your Money Balance a checkbook–To balance your […]

29 Fun and Frugal Things to Do in Dallas, TX [Local Guide]

Are you ready for an awesome list full of suggestions from where to eat, what to see, to the best places to go for some Texas style fun? These recommendations are either low cost or even better, FREE! Whether you live in Dallas, you’re in town for the weekend or visiting on an extended vacation, […]

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This post is brought to you by FreedomPop. While this post was sponsored by FreedomPop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. My oldest child is currently only 6 years old. I suspect I only have another four or five years before he starts pestering me for a cell phone. Though my intention […]

Turn Your Unwanted Media and Tech into Cash with Decluttr

Last summer, my family and I moved from Indiana to Wisconsin. We purged a great deal of our stuff before we left, and got rid of some more once we were unpacking. And yet, in every room of our new house you can still find: video games that we no longer play, worn out tech […]

10 Ways to Save Money While Shopping at Whole Foods

Frugal shoppers may think they can’t keep food cost low and enjoy the health benefits of organic food. Whole Food Markets is known for its organic selections and carries some fairly expensive, higher-end products. It’s no wonder why many choose to shop elsewhere, but they are missing out. By following a few simple tricks, you can […]

15 Fantastic Financial Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

Let’s be honest. Your child doesn’t need yet another toy. Sure, they’re fun, but after a couple of weeks, toys are forgotten or broken (or both). Plus, what long-term benefit does a toy offer? None. In these economic times, you might try something a little bit different. If there are kids in your life, you […]

The Envelope System On Steroids (Powerful Truth About Cash)

“We buy everything with cash” – said no successful CEO ever. Forget the envelope system. I’m talking about a system which all Fortune 500 companies understand. Money is money, no matter if we are talking business or personal finances. As a result, we should apply the same system Fortune 500 companies use to our personal finances to […]

Best Online Deal Sites to Help You Maximize Your Savings

The other day I was watching the show Extreme Couponing on TLC. I was amazed at the time and commitment these individuals had for their craft. With the chaotic schedules most of us live, how is it possible to devote that much time and energy into saving money? Isn’t there an easier way other than […]

Best Online Training Sites to Get an Education and Grow [Video]

The internet continues to offer new and expanded opportunities for people all over the world. Over the past decade, there have been many advances that allow us to use the internet to become better educated. There are a number a platforms, often referred to as massive open online courses, that allow users to learn new […]

7 Solid Online Alternatives to Paying Hefty Cable Bills

When people are looking for ways to save money, one of the first suggestions they usually come across is to “cut cable.” The cost of traditional cable or satellite television continues to rise. Eliminating this monthly bill can have a considerable impact on your finances. However, you will probably still want to enjoy watching some […]