Are you looking to save BIG MONEY building a new fence? We were able to knock 350ft. of fence in a weekend, saving thousands of dollars in labor and materials by doing it ourselves. Here's my top tips to save money building a fence! Start With a Plan If there's one major theme to any project or activity you decide to do, it's that you must start with a plan. Your project will go 1000x … [Read more...] about How To Save Money: Building a Fence
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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 … [Read more...] about Paying Off Student Loans With Credit Card Rewards!
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 … [Read more...] about I Just Cancelled My Cable
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 … [Read more...] about Broken Doesn’t Mean Broken
"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 … [Read more...] about How To Incrementally Optimize Your Finances
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: … [Read more...] about Jake, It’s Time To Fix Your Food Budget (With Emeals)