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...]

50″ LED TV Giveaway!

50″ LED TV Giveaway!

  Don't waste your money on fancy gadgets! Win one instead! That's right, we're giving away a 50" LED TV at the end of the month for one lucky winner. Don't go out and blow all your hard-earned money on a shiny box that lights up. Just enter below for your chance to win :) What Do I Know About Fancy Electronicals? Well, this giveaway seems like a great time to tell you all about what I do for a living. Yes, I have a job, I don't just sit around all day blogging, and refreshing my site every 20 seconds to see if anyone commented on my posts……nope. Totally don't do that at … [Read more...]

I Wrote A Book!

Or maybe I mis-wrote that title. What I actually did was write FOR a book. An awesome book put together by none other than the famous Glen from Monster Piggy Bank! Wait, You Wrote Something About Something Or Something? I'm Confused. Basically, yes. Glen reached out to a bunch of top-notch bloggers a while back and had a great concept for writing a book about saving money. He wanted to go from A to Z and spell out the BEST ways to save. He knew the undertaking would be too much for just one person, so he reached out and of course, he knew I would be an AMAZING contributor to this book. … [Read more...]

Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway

Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway

Hey ya'll, what's crack-a-lackin'?! Man, it feels good to be back. I mean, I never actually left you all, but doesn't it always feel good to get back from something? As awesome as it is to get away, one of the best parts of any trip is getting home, opening the cupboard, and eating an entire bag of chips. You know what I mean? Anyways, I had to cut my post short yesterday because the wrap ups have been getting super long, and I wanted the posts that I read throughout the week to get some more limelight. Also, I've got a saweet giveaway today, so keep reading until the end. What I've Been … [Read more...]

$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

As someone who espouses (fancy word, huh?) the benefits of planning your monthly spending before it begins, one of my favorite things is when your expenses don't go up, but you get an unexpected bump in income. For me, I used to just blow through my extra cash, like I did when I received my inheritance annuity, combined with an injury settlement to end up burning $100k in under 3 years! YIKES! But today, I'm all about allocating any extra funds toward my goals, whether that be debt payoff, retirement funding, bolstering my savings account, or a ri-donk-ulously awesome vacation! And I would … [Read more...]

Not Enough Money At The End Of The Month?

Not Enough Money At The End Of The Month?

A while ago, I wrote about how I don't make enough money to pay my bills. And though technically true, I do make enough money annually to cover all my expenses and we have a sizeable savings fund set up in case we need it to pay for anything. After writing that post, I have gotten a lot of search traffic directed toward that post, with many people desperate for answers on what to do when there's not enough money at the end of the month. There are a lot of options when this happens, but if you ever find yourself in this situation, here are the first 3 steps you need to take: Take A Deep … [Read more...]

CONTEST OVER: iPad 3 Giveaway!

CONTEST OVER: iPad 3 Giveaway!

In the spirit of the holiday season, it's only fitting that I give something away, because, I mean really, what's cooler than giving?! Getting? Well, I guess getting is pretty cool too, especially if you're the recipient of the most recent giveaway here on iHB. But I mean, c'mon, it's all about the giving! RIGHT?! Ok, ok, winning an iPad 3 is pretty high up on the list, I'll admit. And yes, I just said iPad 3! Merry Christmas To All! To everyone who has showed up, sat through my budgeting rambles week after week and maybe learned a thing or two, I want to say THANK YOU! Truly, it's been … [Read more...]

CONTEST OVER: 6 Month Blog Anniversary and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Time keeps on slippin', slippoin', slippin, into the future.... This needs to be my theme song, because I could have sworn it was just last month that I started iHeartBudgets as an outlet for my financial rambling-on to family members and friends. But alas, we are six months into this venture with no signs of stopping, and I have spewed much more personal finance garbage information on to these interweb pages than I thought possible. I've also met an amazing community of people to chat with, learn from and enjoy online, and am so glad I started blogging when I did. I want to say a HUGE … [Read more...]