What you might not realize is you can fix many automobile issues yourself by following the instructions in a Youtube video. The problem is determining exactly what it is that needs to be fixed!
Every now and then I hear someone say they’d love to live where it’s warm all year round. In fact, I have two nieces (that I love dearly) who say that virtually every day of their lives.
I’ll admit that I love visiting a tropical paradise on occasion, but I’d never want to actually live in one.
Why? Because to me, variety is the spice of life. [Read more…]
Trust me, I know how hard it is to save money. It can really be a struggle, regardless of how much you earn every week.
It seems like there’s always another bill to pay or something breaking down and needing to be repaired or replaced. And then there are all those tempting “impulse purchase” items screaming out to us every time we’re standing in a checkout line!
It’s a simple fact of life: Any time we have money in our pocket, it’s likely to get spent.
Well I’m going to tell you about a simple way to save a portion of every paycheck without ever really missing that money… [Read more…]
If you cook a lot of home-cooked meals from scratch you know how expensive it can be when you go to the grocery store.
It seems like food prices are rising by the day, and that trend isn’t likely to slow down any time soon.
Luckily, there’s a very simple way to save money on every home-cooked meal while also saving huge chunks of your valuable time: Simply cook twice the amount of every entree you prepare, then save what you don’t eat by freezing it! [Read more…]
My dad taught my siblings and me how important it is to always have a special “emergency fund” on hand in case an appliance stops working, the car breaks down, or some other expensive emergency arises.
He was a very frugal man, and even during the toughest of times he always always seemed to have few hundred dollars tucked away in a cigar box to help him get out of a financial jam.
Although dad always stressed the importance of saving for a rainy day, I was well into my teens before he finally shared his secret for accumulating an emergency fund. And what a simple, but awesome secret it was: