Categotry Archives: Savings

6 Grocery Shopping Tips to Save Money

If you’re on a budget, grocery shopping is one of the chores that you need to master and be smart about.  It’s a significant expense in every household that eats up a big chunk from your monthly budget. If the idea of grocery shopping already excites you, congratulations because you are now officially a responsible adult.  But don’t let the excitement get to you or you’ll end up overspending at the grocery store!  I, myself, am guilty of that.  Thanks, […]

Setting Up a Budget for Your Next Vacation

Spring is here and for most of you, it’s that time of the year when you begin planning for your upcoming spring break and summer getaways!  But planning isn’t just about choosing where to go.  The most important part of it is setting up a budget to make sure that you will be able to afford the trip and avoid going broke after. To guide you, here are the things that you need to consider when creating a budget for your vacation. […]

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How to Save Money & Frustration While Traveling

Traveling to a holiday destination or on a business trip can be a delightful and exciting experience. However, every trip starts with planning chores and precautions many are loath to do. Without proper planning, holidays easily degenerate into expensive nightmares. This doesn’t have to be so, if you: Do your homework This is the most important part of a trip. Most people prefer exotic locations for their holidays, which inadvertently mean they have no clue about the place. It is […]

How to Get the Best Deal on College Education

Do you know of any jobs that require you to have a college degree for them to even consider you? Ummm, yup, pretty much all of them. College is incredibly important these days. If you want to get ahead (or at the very least keep up with everyone else), it is almost a certainty that you should not only attend college, but that you should receive a Bachelor’s degree as well. Many people understand that college is important, but the […]

A Credit Report That is Really Free!

Usually, when you get a “free” credit report, you have to enter a credit card. Then, if you forget to cancel your “service” you get billed after the “free” month. However, there is a credit reporting service that doesn’t do that. It is really free. They are hoping that you like the service enough to continue to use it – and they appear to have lots of happy “customers.” One minor glitch, however — it isn’t really your “offical” FICO […]

Choosing Your Entity Type

Choosing Your Entity Type

Self-Employment can be complicated! One of the best things you can do for yourself, if you have any sort of side gigs, blogging for money – any type of self-employment income, is to formalize the relationship of your work, by choosing your entity type. As an individual, you can easily file a Schedule C, using your regular 1099 income, deducting the direct expenses, and being done with it. If, however, you want a better tax environment, you might want to […]

Paying credit card bills? When is the best time for that?

When is the best time for paying credit card bills? If you’re anything like me, you have a credit card or two that you use mainly to amass “reward” points. One of mine gives me points to use anywhere (I normally just have the “points” translated to dollars sent back to my bank account, and the other gives me points to use on Amazon. (I LOVE Amazon, but that’s another story.) I know there are other, fancier credit cards that […]

Your Mortgage – Does the Mere Thought of the Word Scare You?

It’s Here! Our very first book – and one we are so excited about, too. Written by my friend,  Y. Patrick Mazor, (and edited by me), this book will open your eyes about what you never knew about mortgages – especially the one that counts – YOUR Mortgage – You Can Save Thousands by Realizing It’s YOUR Money! The book is available on Amazon.com,  (affiliate), and we are proud to announce that this is only the first in what we […]

Why You Should Loan Money to the Government

I’m a contrarian – that’s something you will probably always be able to say about me, and something you are likely to notice right off the bat. First, I start out telling you it’s okay to throw away food, and now, well, let’s see what anti-conventional wisdom I am coming up with next.  But before I go any further, let me just be very clear on a few things:  No matter what you think about taxes, whether they are fair […]