Penny Saved: 5 Ways to Put Away Extra Cash with DIY

Today every penny counts and doing things yourself can definitely mean the difference between a comfortable life and a budget stretched thin. There are many ways DIY can enable almost anyone to save a bit of cash. With hourly rates ranging from$20 -$50 and often $100 or more, it’s often the tasks for which we pay others that represent the largest expense. Here are five examples of DIY tasks you can do yourself.

5 Ways You Can Make Your Home Feel New Without Breaking The Bank

When your home’s design starts to feel stale, you don’t have to knock down walls or replace all your furniture to refresh it. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference in how your home looks and feels. Give these seven simple strategies a try when you tire of your home’s current decor. Do them all at once or pick and choose the ones that will make the biggest impact in your space.

Thrifty Family Shopping: 5 Tips to Help You Not Break the Bank

Shopping with your family can quickly burn through the paycheck. Whether it’s that new toy your son is begging you to buy or the latest Apple phone you want but don’t really need, there are various bear traps lingering about shopping centers and department stores waiting to get stepped on by the inattentive shopper. Here are five tips to help you avoid the common shopping traps that befall the inexperienced and unprepared families.

Stop Getting Ripped Off: 6 Car Problems You Can Fix Yourself

It’s bad enough when there’s something seriously wrong with your car, but it’s worse when you’re being overcharged by a mechanic to fix a simple problem that you could easily take care of by yourself. Garage fees are a common way for people to get ripped off, and it’s frustrating when the solution is such a simple one.

Where You Shouldn’t Skimp Even If You’re on a Tight Budget

If you are working with a tight budget, you might be looking for ways to save. Unfortunately, buying some products on the cheap might end up costing you more in the long run. Here are four things you shouldn’t feel guilty about splurging on, so you can stick with your financial plan and still enjoy the best.

How the Nautica Beach Chair Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars

This being prime vacation season I thought I’d tell you a bit about my vacation. On Monday I set out from Virginia on my way to a week on the coast of South Carolina. Fortunately for us the sharks are hanging out a few hundred miles North of here. The weather is beautiful and the water is warm and inviting.

But like most tourist areas it seems that everything is designed to separate the hapless traveler from his hard earned money. But being a die-hard “frugalista” I’ve worked out a system to keep my money where it belongs i.e. in MY pocket.

Frugal Tips for Large Families

It is not easy to save money, especially when providing for a large family. Lots of kids means lots of driving, activities, and doctors’ visits. Fortunately, there are ways that big families can reduce their spending. Below is a list of tips that will help as you get started on a budget.

Pinching Pennies: Five Tips For the Money Savvy Family

The increasing cost of living is making it more difficult for families to save money than ever before. Fortunately, there are many ways families today can live frugally. Here are five tips to cut monthly expenses and live within your means. Tip 1: Buy it Used The modern advertising machine has trained us to prefer […]