Saving

How to Save Up for a Move

It’s 2016 and we’re rocking and rolling! We’re in move mode as we’re scheduled to close on both houses in about a month. Making Our Moving Budget While we’ve budgeting for the down payment and closing. We still want to buffer up our savings for some upcoming expenses. Moving Truck/Food: We’re grateful friends  have volunteered […]

Moneystepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge Update #4

I know, I know…it’s been a few months since I wrote an update. Fixing that today 🙂 Even though things are hectic right now, we’re still taking the MoneyStepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge. The two main goals of the challenge are: Grow Your Net Worth Save % of Your Net Income For 2015 our family will do our […]

Save a Ton of Money with a 50/50 Challenge!

I want to wrap this Summer of Savings with a bang. How would you like to join me and get $500 transferred over to savings? I’d love to get rid of this student loan once and for all by the end of this year. What is a 50/50 Challenge? You’ve probably heard the personal finance […]

Slash Your Power Bill With CFL and LED Bulbs

Most couples I know want to see their monthly bills slashed without drastically diminishing their quality of life. One way you can do that is by tackling your big bills. Optimizing your monthly and irregular home expenses can provide you with some huge savings. For those ready, July is all about slashing your home bills – […]

2015 Summer of Savings

I want this summer to be your best ever and while I can’t give you all a free family vacation, I can do the next best thing – show you how to save a ton of money! Let’s Make Some Money with a Summer of Savings Starting next week (June 1st) look for new posts on every Monday […]

Saving Money with Republic Wireless

Besides the family bills, I’m looking at trimming my business expenses. Last week I decided to lower my phone bill by switching to a cheaper plan with Republic Wireless. I had been using them while their service was in beta years ago and I’ve been happy with the service and coverage. However, I saw with […]

Moneystepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge Update #4

Now that May has begun it’s time for an update on the MoneyStepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge.  The two main goals of the challenge are: Grow Your Net Worth Save % of Your Net Income For 2015 our family will do our best to increase our net worth by 30% and have a 20% savings rate.   […]

Never Be Afraid to Ask: Negotiating Your Bills

These last few weeks have been frustrating as we’re still receiving bills from our second daughter’s birth. We expected most of it, but there have been a few that caught us off guard. They range from $12 to about $350. I’m all for paying what is due, but I also want to make sure we’re […]