Category Archives: Saving Money

Things to Do in Addition to the Daylight Savings Time Switch

The second Sunday of March at 2:00 AM is fast approaching, and it’s that time when we “spring forward” an hour as part of Daylight Savings Time. As part of this semi-annual routine, it’s also a good time to do … Continue reading

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Trip to Iceland: Week Eight of the 52 Week Savings Challenge

I may get some blow back for claiming that this week I was able to save the highest amount still on the sheet ($50) as part of the 52 week savings challenge. I received a last-minute invitation to visit Iceland … Continue reading

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Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future

One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things … Continue reading

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How to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance regardless of whether they’re in your home or on your pet. Getting rid of fleas and keeping fleas out of your home can be a tiresome and annoying process. There are many different methods or products … Continue reading

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Airport Savings: 52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Seven

This week ended up being quite simple to save the highest amount left of the 52 week savings challenge sheet. I needed to fly, and I was smart enough to buy my tickets well in advance during the Southwest $59 … Continue reading

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Is It Worth the Money to Get a Flu Shot?

The flu season only has a few more weeks left, and some people may be wondering whether or not this late in the season it still makes sense to get a flu shot. Health officials in the US are urging … Continue reading

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The Save What You Spend Challenge

There are a lot of different savings challenges like the 52 week money challenge and the 365 day money challenge, but this isn’t the only way that you can create an opportunity to save money. One of the most effective … Continue reading

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Can a Daily Cup of Coffee be a Money Saver? 52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Six

I was thinking about whether it would be less expensive for me to go out and buy a cup of coffee each day at the local coffee shop and work there, rather than stay home and work. Knowing myself well, … Continue reading

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CVS Corporation Will Forego $2 Billion and Quit Selling Cigarettes: The True Cost of Smoking

CVS Caremark Corporation has made the decision to quit selling cigarettes and other tobacco related products beginning October 1, 2014. This will cost the company an estimated $1.5 billion in lost cigarette sales, and another $500 million in lost sales … Continue reading

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What Sochi Olympic Athletes Can Teach You about Saving Money

Becoming an Olympic athlete is not an easy process and it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. While training to become an athlete is incredibly different from saving money, they do share some key concepts (you can cheer … Continue reading

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Watch the Sochi Winter Olympics and Play the Medal Money Challenge

While it might not seem so at first glance, being an Olympic athlete has some similarities to saving money. Both don’t just happen. In order to be an Olympic athlete, you need to dedicate hours of training over a long … Continue reading

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52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Five

It was a tough week when it came to the saving challenge. I had high hopes that with the first month’s bills coming in, I would have good numbers which would net me savings with my water, gas and electric … Continue reading

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52 Week Save Money Challenge: Week Four

This week I was able to cross off the largest amount on the 52 week save money challenge sheet. It’s always a good week when you are able to save the highest number that you’re shooting for, so I’m pleased … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money on a Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year when millions of people start to talk about the Super Bowl. Aside from the game itself, Super Bowl parties are pretty big events. If you’re trying to keep to a budget this year and not … Continue reading

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14 “Impossible” Money Goals That Aren’t

Whenever you bring up a large or extreme financial/frugal goal (particularly if you bring it up at a party populated by spendy people, as I once did and will never do again), the first response is often a dismissive snort … Continue reading

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52 Week Save Money Challenge: Week Three

I had a pretty good 52 week save money challenge this week without having to do much extra work. The savings seemed to just fall into my lap ¬†as I was doing what I would regularly do this week (Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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California Declares Drought Emergency: Easy Ways to Save Water

California, experiencing its third consecutive year of dryer than usual weather, has reached the point of emergency drought conditions. Governor Jerry Brown has declared an emergency because of the continuing dry weather, and he’s asking residents to voluntarily cut their … Continue reading

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Is 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Buying $8 Pants Too Frugal?

Football and playoff games aren’t usually a topic that come up on a personal finance website, but I came across a radio interview where fans and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s wife take exception to his current fashion style. In particular, … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Bill Challenge

For those who like the appeal of the 52 week money challenge, but who would also like to expand it, you can adopt versions like the double challenge or mega challenge. These are both fine if you know you’re going … Continue reading

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