As you might know, I think new cars are the downfall of the middle class. If you didn't know, now you do. :) And I have written about how to buy a used car, and more recently, how to learn basic car maintenance to save you EVEN MORE MONEY over your lifetime. Today, I want to make sure that I don't sound like someone who is immune to car frustrations, issues, and problems that I cannot solve. I … [Read more...] about When To Take Your Car To A Mechanic
Archives for July 2013
One of the things that has saved us thousands of dollars over the years is learning a little bit about how to work on cars. Basic car maintenance can cost hundreds of dollars at a mechanic shop, and cause you to waste thousands on labor for simple things you could be doing yourself. I have been doing car maintenance for about 7 years now, and here's some tips and trick on how to start learning … [Read more...] about How To Save Money: Learn Basic Car Maintenance
I would say a majority of the pushback I get about budgeting is that it is a very limiting practice. I have also read elsewhere from those who do not enjoy budgets whatsoever (HOW?!) that budgeting brings in an element of guilt, causing failures to stick to the budget to bring shame and condemnation to the person who can't make it work. But I am here to tell you that doesn't need to … [Read more...] about Go Spend Your Money PLEASE!
So, I may or may not have an opinion on buying new cars (see here, here and here). But what I haven't really admitted to is that I am a car enthusiast. Like, I love working on cars, researching cars, figuring out the details and figuring out how to make them better, faster, stronger! I am semi-obsessed with a few types of cars, namely the Toyota Supra MKIII Turbo, '06 - '07 Subaru WRX, and the … [Read more...] about How I Avoided Wasting Money On A Bad Used Car
Michelle and I discovered the most amazing thing EVER this past week. We found out that we can get Amazon Prime free shipping FOR FREE! Now, I know that there are promotions for people who spend too much money on amazon to get the Prime free shipping deal, but I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about straight up free-dizzle for your whole family if one member has purchased a full Amazon Prime … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Free Shipping For Your Family At No Cost!
Today I'm reposting an oldie (but a goodie). We have an awesome 4th, and enjoyed family, friends, food and fireworks! And as someone who is always budget-conscious, the question I always wonder after every 4th is, "So, how much did you spend?!". This year, we spent $45 total. Let me know how much you spent in the comments below! We all know that the 4th of July (or, July 4th, as I like to call … [Read more...] about How Much Money Did You “Blow” On Fireworks?