3 Best Sites To Get The Most Cash For Your Old Cell Phones

3 Best Sites To Get The Most Cash For Your Old Cell Phones

Does anyone here have an old cell phone lying around, collecting dust and generally being an annoying hunk o' junk? Well I have scoured the world wide web and put together a short and sweet list of the BEST places to purge your old cell phone(s) and get a decent pile of CASH in exchange. We're talking hundreds of dollars for these tiny pieces of USED technology that you no longer need in your life. And yes, there are only 3 places to do this. First, Where NOT To Sell Your Cell Phone Craigslist. Well, you can if you want, but the risk of being ripped off or worse might offset any … [Read more...]

Step By Step Guide To Your Holiday Shopping

Step By Step Guide To Your Holiday Shopping

They hype. The hysteria. The holidays. Yes. We're right in the thick of it. 'Tis the season to hook a drain tube up to your wallet and watch your cash flow disappear faster than a Kardashian marriage. But, it's ok, because it's all in the name of "SAVING MONEY" People Love To Save Money One Day A Year In the day and age of "ONE DAY DEALS", there's more hype than ever over saving a TON of money buying your loved ones the "perfect gift." Just Google the term "Black Friday deals" and you'll be hit with a barrage of news articles, store websites with dedicated shopping sections, and … [Read more...]

Paying Off Student Loans With Credit Card Rewards!

Paying Off Student Loans With Credit Card Rewards!

Disclaimer: Credit cards can be a dangerous tool that helps dig you into massive debt at a high interest rate. I NEVER recommend anyone using the below strategies who has been in massive credit card debt AND who is NOT on a budget plan. It took us 3 years running a cash-only budget before we could dip our toes into credit cards, and I recommend anyone starting out take at least 1 YEAR on a cash-only budget to build good money habits before attempting to get credit card rewards. Yup, you read that right. I'm getting into debt to get out of debt! Ok, not exactly. But we ARE using … [Read more...]

I Just Cancelled My Cable

I Just Cancelled My Cable

There comes a time in a man's (or woman's) life when you realize something just isn't working. It's hard to pinpoint the root cause, but you can just feel it in your gut. You've got a great job, great friends and family, and heck, your hair never looked so good....but you still get that sinking feeling every time you pay your cable bill, like some faceless corporation is completely ripping you off, charging you for channels you don't need, hiking up the rate on your modem rental and throttling your internet speeds to make you rip your hair out while your youtube video buffers.... I … [Read more...]

Broken Doesn’t Mean Broken

Broken Doesn’t Mean Broken

Having been in the business of frugal for quite a while now, I think I take a few things for granted. There are habits that I've built over the years that I don't think twice about. Some are good, some are definitely bad (monetarily speaking). The bad ones I continue to work on month after month (food budget, miscellaneous expenses). The good ones seem to go on cruise control, but they are really they key to building a frugal lifestyle. One of those habits is looking at the world a little differently than most. Where others see broken, I see value. That Time With The Fridge I've … [Read more...]

How To Incrementally Optimize Your Finances

How To Incrementally Optimize Your Finances

"Budgets are too restrictive" "I don't want to live like a hermit" "Budgets are not fun at all" "There's got to be a better way to save money" I get pretty fired up when talking about budgets. I mean, you can ask anyone who's ever asked me any financial question, I can go on and on and on and on and on about what an amazing tool budgets are for kicking financial booty! In fact, I inevitably point people to my budgeting basics series in almost every conversation and blog post (see, I did it again) because it is so foundational to how people should manage their money. I have also … [Read more...]

Jake, It’s Time To Fix Your Food Budget (With Emeals)

Jake, It’s Time To Fix Your Food Budget (With Emeals)

Today's post is a conversation between me and the little voice inside my head. Feel free to listen in. Voice: Jake…..JAKE….JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE Me: Ok! What? Voice: Haha, just playin'. Me: Uh…ok, weird. Voice: Well, now that I have your attention, what the junk are you going to do about your food budget this year? Me: Whaddya mean? Voice: Dude…DUDE…..DUUUUUUUUDE! Me: Ok, seriously annoying.. Voice: Dude Me:   :-| Voice: Well, you spent like $300 a month eating out last year. The heck is that all about? Me: Oh yeah, that….well, my new job threw me all … [Read more...]

ZZZ Sleep Products Memory Foam Mattress Review (And Coupons!)

ZZZ Sleep Products Memory Foam Mattress Review (And Coupons!)

This is a product review of one of ZZZ Sleep Product's gel memory foam mattresses. They were kind enough to send me a mattress to try out, and I gave it a full 30 days to really put it to the test, and wanted to share my experiences with you. EPIC DEAL ALERT! ZZZ Sleep Products just emailed me with a coupon worth $70 OFF! Just use coupon code "JACOB70" at checkout on your closeout model mattress HERE Sleep. Where have you gone? Since I was a kid I have been able to plunk down on any surface and conk out cold within minutes like I was listening to a Justin Bieber album. This … [Read more...]

The Buy Nothing Project

The Buy Nothing Project

Stuff. We can’t seem to live without it. Over the decades, Americans have mastered the art of owning stuff. We even have stuff for our stuff. Heck, we even have stuff that stores the stuff for our stuff, all stuffed into a storage unit. It's ridiculous. Now, I'm not trying to bash the use of stuff. Stuff can be useful. It entertains, assists, satisfies our aesthetic needs and can even solve problems. Stuff is pretty great. But for some reason, we can't seem to find a good way to deal with it once it has outlived its usefulness. We either try to sell it, throw it away, or store it … [Read more...]

I’m Giving Away A Moto X Cell Phone Courtesy Of Republic Wireless

I’m Giving Away A Moto X Cell Phone Courtesy Of Republic Wireless

Ok, here's the deal. The good folks at Republic Wireless (and I don't use the term 'good folks' lightly about companies, because I'm always skeptical about people that want to take my money, but RW continues to impress) sent me a gift. I received a Moto X phone to demo, test out, kick the tires on a (hopefully) enjoy. And as I opened the package that landed on my doorstep a little while back….there were two boxes. HMMMMMMM!!! I pulled them out, and in front of me sat two, identical, brand new Moto X cell phones. One for me. One for you. Yup, they stand behind their product. And for a … [Read more...]