Today was the unofficial first day of the holiday shopping season, otherwise known as Black Friday. Many were out shopping very early this morning, or even last night braving large crowds in search of deep discounts. I wanted absolutely no … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Did On Black Friday Instead of Shopping
Spending bans are a popular method people use to reduce their spending. A person might commit to not buying new clothes, or holding off on any major home repairs for an entire year. The theory is that by holding their spending in check, they will … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons A Spending Ban May Be A Bad Idea
Gift cards are not free money. Even the most frugal and budget minded spenders sometimes view gift cards as different and throw out all the spending rules they usually adhere to. But to get the very most out of their gift cards, they need to be … [Read more...] about Gift Cards Are NOT Free Money!
Debit and credit cards are commonly thought to be the pinnacle in payment convenience, requiring a swipe, the push of a few buttons and you're on your way. Some may argue swiping a card is too convenient, potentially resulting overspending. To these … [Read more...] about Three Reasons Cash Is Still King
Almost immediately after I wrote a post earlier this week regarding the importance of being organized and saving receipts, my son illustrated my point perfectly. As the situation unfolded in front of me, I came up with a great plan to show him just … [Read more...] about Lose a Receipt, Lose Money