4 Ways to Save Money

Some years ago, I was in a financial mess.My business website was hacked, I had a mortgage loan to deal with, utility bills to pay, mouths to feed and dependents to take care of. My emergency fund was getting depleted fast. I knew I needed to put on my thinking cap or I could get drowned.I took many decisions to save the situation and one of them was to cut my expenses. None of the ways I cut my expenses was groundbreaking enough to be decisive but combined, they helped me save a whopping 4 figure every month....more

15 Things I Don't Pay for Anymore

DH and I recently took a hard look at the things we thought we could live without, make ourselves or cut back on. ...more
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The Weekly Budget.

These days alot of adults are looking for ways to save money. The thing is, they don't really do much about it. I've come up with a plan I do weekly that keeps me on track and watches how much I spend. First I figure out when all my bills and rent are due, when I go shopping (weekly), gas, etc. Each week, I write down what money has to go out. Let's start with the week after rent is paid, we will say the latest day of the 5th. ...more

Useful Tips for Parents Saving for College

The cost of earning a college education is on the rise. Besides tuition, students also have to pay for housing, food, textbooks, and entertainment. Check out this article for a few tips on how to start saving early for your kid’s college expenses....more

How I saved 66% on my electric bill during the summer

Let’s start off with some transparency. As much as I consider myself environmentally aware, I am by no way perfect. No where near. However, I also understand it’s all about, as my friend Betsy likes to say, Progress not Perfection. As I look over my life in the last five years and the simple changes I've made, it’s truly amazing how much my lifestyle has changed. I have learned so much because of Southeast Green’s mission....more

Navigating the Grocery Store: 6 Tips to Save Money During Your Next Shopping Trip

Grocery store owners have one objective: To get you to buy more. Millions of dollars are spent studying consumer behavior and what compels people to buy at the grocery store. The grocery industry has the average shopper’s behavior down to a science. When all is said and done, it seems as though the cards are stacked against budget grocery shoppers.Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your grocery budget in check, despite strong efforts to get you to buy more. Knowing how to navigate the grocery store for deals is the first step in saving significant money over time....more

Frugal Recipes That Save You Money? Possible?

I found a ton of good recipes in Google. The problem is that while these are usually really tasty recipes, they are loaded with carbs and bad-for-you fatty stuff like cream and Crisco.Yech...So I decided I'm going to share some of my own recipes here, and these are truly frugal recipes that are good for your body and that save you money! ...more

The 4 Reasons Winter Temperatures Lower Your Gas Mileage

Many people visit their dealership or auto shop in the winter complaining that their gas mileage has decreased. They are usually concerned that there may be an issue with their car. Most of the time, it’s simply the colder weather and time of year. Here are four reasons your gas mileage may decrease in winter:...more

6 Ways to Avoid Stupid Tax

Stupid Tax: a fine for a dumb mistake or failure to act.  We all make mistakes, but these are some of the most common avoidable mistakes that people make with their cars. Hopefully, it will help you avoid them in the future....more

Three Ways Your Business Can Cool Off And Save Money This Summer

When the weather reaches the 90s mark, it can be tempting to just skip out on the rest of the work week and head to the nearest water park. Though as cool as those tantalizing waters may be, and as refreshing as a pool-side iced lemonade sounds, there are ways to keep cool and enjoy the summer from the office, and without breaking the bank. Pick a temperature and stick to it. ...more