6 Clever Gadgets That Will Save You Lots of Money & Time

We are currently living in a world that is dominated by technology. It seems like smart devices are springing up like mushrooms after the rain, and have made their way to every aspect of our lives. While there are some gadgets that are ridiculous and unnecessary, there are quite a number of connected devices that everyone should own. But with a myriad of gadgets and gizmos, how do you really know if one is worth buying?  Today, let me present with you 6 must-have gadgets that will not only Read more [...]

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Your Spending Too

It is undeniable that climate change is more evident now than before. Extreme weather conditions such as typhoons and hurricanes are becoming more common in certain regions of the world while other countries are experiencing phenomenon that are quite new to them. For instance, in Kuwait, where I live right now, heavy rains and flood happened many times during the last few days of summer, which is a very rare occurrence for a country situated in the middle of a desert. With all these negative Read more [...]

These Valentine’s Day Gifts Are a Waste of Money (Here’s What to Give Instead)

The most loved-up day of the year is just a weeks away and while some may find this “occasion” ridiculous and useless, others go all out to make their lovers feel special on Valentine’s Day. No wonder this holiday has become a billion dollar industry. Believe it or not, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day this year, with a total spending anticipated to reach a whopping $19.6 billion. CRAZY.  There’s nothing wrong with showing love through Read more [...]

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Gift Cards from the Holidays

And just like that, Christmas season is officially over.  Most probably, you’re left with a stack of gift cards that may or may not be put to good use. Gift cards are always given with good intentions but sometimes, receiving cards that you can never see yourself using is inevitable.  I mean, your next-door neighbor had no idea that you’re not a coffee drinker.  And your boss probably didn’t know that you’re on a low-carb diet. As a result, it just ends up inside your drawer, Read more [...]

How to Save Up on Travel During Peak Season Holidays

Traveling during the holidays really does come with a hefty price tag.  According to Kayak.com, this will be the most expensive time of the year to fly for both domestic and international flights. Of course, everyone loves to travel during the holidays.  People want to come home to their hometowns, jet off with friends and make new memories with their families.  That’s why booking airfare tickets and hotel accommodations ahead of time is the key to save big on traveling during this busy Read more [...]

“Pay Yourself First” to Save More Money

When it comes to formulating a budget, a line-item budgeting model is what we often see, where one focuses on the expenses rather than the savings. This type of budgeting style details a precise amount of money for different spending categories, and just end up saving whatever amount they have left before the month ends.  Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to still have remaining money at the end of each month. If you are one of the “unlucky ones,” I guess it’s time to reevaluate Read more [...]

Organize Your Holiday Budget with these Mobile Apps

You might think that it’s a little too early to start setting up your Christmas budget but FYI, we’re only a little over a month till the 25th of December. Year after year, Santa’s sleigh becomes heavier and heavier, or should I say, more expensive. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday forecast for 2018, consumers will be spending an average of $1,007.24 which is 4.1% more than last year’s $967.13.  So yeah, it just shows that Santa’s sleigh is indeed Read more [...]

6 Free Apps to Maximize Savings on Grocery Shopping

According to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture, the average four-person American household spends around $140 to $300 on groceries per week. If you are one of the families who spend more than the national average, here 6 apps that will help increase your savings on your weekly grocery shopping – from apps that offer cash back rewards and coupons, to apps that will find you the lowest prices and best deals. And the best part? They are all FREE! Some even offer sign-up Read more [...]

How a Money Journal Can Improve Your Finances

The practice of daily journaling has been proven to improve many aspects of a person’s life – from physical to spiritual health, quality of life and even finances. Keeping a “money journal” is not just a way to track your spending, but a very helpful practice to improve your relationship with money.  Because when you have a healthy and happy relationship with money, you are definitely bound to prosper. So how does a money journal really improve the quality of your financial life? It Read more [...]

How to Start Saving for the Holidays (in October)

With back to back Christmas parties, traveling, food, decor and gift shopping, the holidays surely bring you a long list of expenses. And without a holiday budget ready, you’ll be faced with a big amount of debt come January. If you are one of the many Americans who sink into holiday debt year after year, it’s time to make a change and start saving up this October. Here’s how to get started: Create your holiday gift list. One of the things that you can decide on as early as now, Read more [...]
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