Category: Saving

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Two weeks ago my sister and brother-in-law moved into an apartment, and were concerned about the cost of rent and the electricity bills. When they called the electric company they quoted them $150/month, but after they signed the lease the landlord said it was closer to $185. With their already constrained budget this makes it …

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Limited Time Plan Offers From Tello

A big goal I have for 2017 is to focus on optimizing our money the best I can. And one of the best ways to do this is to focus on lowering expenses. To that end, I recently made another cell phone switch from Republic Wireless to Tello. And, so far, I’m really glad I …

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Our Most Popular Personal Finance Posts of 2016

Feels like we were just putting together an end-of-the-year post! Here’s a look back at some of the more popular posts from 2016 based on traffic to the page. Some of these got picked up by our friends at Lifehacker – so that definitely helped in getting more visibility. Where there any that you found particularly …

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24 of the Best Tweets About Personal Finance This Year

Sometimes 140 characters is all you need to get a good dose of information. So today, we are looking back at some of the best money tweets we discovered this past year (some contain links to various posts). Got any other good ones? "Money isn’t the currency of life. Living is the currency of life." …

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When Buying More Makes Sense

The other day I had to make a run to Home Depot to get some bulbs and batteries. When I got to the battery aisle, I was immediately struck with all the different quantity options available for purchase. One package had 4 batteries for almost $4 – while another had 16 batteries for $11. But …

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3 DIY Projects That Saved Us Thousands This Year

2016 has been the year of the DIY projects. And for a fella like me who recognizes that not all men are equipped with handyman skills (like myself) and would prefer to outsource such tasks to more qualified persons, these jobs were a bit stretching, to say the least. I certainly did not go gung-ho into these projects, but was …

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Tello Try-Out Review: A Month With This No-Fee Cell Phone Provider

  This past month, our friends at Tello offered me the chance to test out their service for free along with one of their phones. After doing my initial overview of their offerings earlier this year – I thought it was a good idea to give it a fair shake. My current service is with Republic Wireless (which I …

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Apps That Search for Coupons While You Shop Online

One of the more frustrating things I find while shopping online is when it comes time to checkout, I discover the store accepts coupon codes and I don’t have any. It almost feels like I’m throwing money away because I know there is a coupon code out there (somewhere) that I could use. I then …

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Passive Income Streams: August 2016 Report

The month of August has come and gone fast and the kids are back in school, which is a big relief to a lot of stay at home parents! Can I get an AMEN!?! Focus continues to be on paying off the mortgage and racing to become debt free by August 2018. In a way, …

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How Small Processes Are Costing You Big Bucks

In 2009, when I was taking over all my dad’s farming operations, he said something very interesting about efficiency. He said, “Everytime you move grain you lose 2-3% of your grain.” Being the prideful guy I am, I immediately tried to prove him wrong. I know I could think of something that would contradict that. …

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