10 Places To Find Free Entertainment

It's easy to spend a lot of money on entertainment. I know that I can quickly slip into spending on fun. However, there are so many places to find free entertainment. It really doesn't make sense to spend a lot when you can do so much for free! Here are our top ten places to places to find free entertainment: 1. Library I am a huge fan of my local library. Yes, it's a great place to borrow books for free. And yes, that's great free entertainment. But they also offer so much more. You can borrow Read more [...]

How To Reduce Meat Consumption To Save Money 

Meat is a staple in the modern diet. It provides our body with a great deal of protein and other nutrients. The problem with meat consumption, however, is the high costs. While some cuts of meat like ground turkey and chicken legs are cost-effective, many are not. Meat is the most costly item going into my grocery cart and makes up the largest part of my grocery budget. If this is true for you, here’s info on how to reduce meat consumption to save money. Fish When meat kills the budget, Read more [...]

I Like Inbox Dollars Even Though I Don’t Think It’s a Money Maker

You've probably heard of InboxDollars. It's a website / app that you can use to earn extra money. The idea is that you perform a variety of tasks, for which you get paid. I had used it briefly in the past then deleted it. Recently I decided to try it out again. I've come to the conclusion that there are certain things I like about it. Nevertheless, it's probably never going to provide good side hustle income for me. What is Inbox Dollars? It's an app where you sign up for free then you have the Read more [...]

How To Prepare For A Travel Emergency

Have you all been looking at the travel news lately? Spirit and American Airlines have been making headlines, and not for the right reasons. While problems they are facing are being faced by every major airline, they are getting most of the bad publicity. Some speculated that airline workers and pilots were on strike, but that is not the case. Due to staffing shortages, American Airlines has had to cancel and delay more than 3,000 flights since August first, while spirit canceled close to 400. This Read more [...]

Five Affordable Neighborhoods in the Eighth Most Expensive City

Everyone knows that Southern California is an expensive place to live. The rent is high and so is the cost of living. People pay top dollar for the amazing weather, proximity to just about everything you could need, and miles and miles of coastline. While most places in the area are quite expensive, you can find some affordable neighborhoods in the San Diego suburbs. San Diego County is so much bigger than the city and other pricey neighborhoods like La Jolla. Below are five quite affordable options Read more [...]

7 Hot Tips To Live Like a Local – and Save Money

How can you live like a local, save money, and have the best summer ever? If you’re ready to slash the debt, get fit, and round out the summer with some cash in hand – these are the 7 best steps to take. Live Local: Walk In many communities, summer is the time to get moving. That’s why you’ll find tremendous benefits in getting active. Use the summer warmth as motivation to get away from being locked inside your car or stuck in a sweaty subway. One of the simplest solutions is Read more [...]

How I’ve Failed to Make Use of My Lyft Pink Membership … But I’m About To Do Better!

I use Lyft to get around. In fact, I use it so much so that I decided to go ahead and sign up for their Lyft Pink membership. It's saved me money over the past year or two on those Lyft rides. However, I just realized this week that I've failed to really make use of the benefits of the membership, I intend to remedy that now. Why I Use Lyft I have up my car when I moved to San Francisco 15+ years ago. Honestly, I love being car-free. This is a small city, geographically speaking. I can walk a Read more [...]

Is Affordable Higher Education Possible?

Im am in several online groups that talk about being financially independent. The groups pose thoughtful questions about advancing in the workplace and earning more money. They also talk about advocating for themselves and their retirement plans. One topic that comes up every so often concerns higher education. While many people are burdened with student debt, they can advance by going back to school and getting an advanced degree. While many people may have the money, what about those who don't? Read more [...]

How To Avoid Spending Against Your Budget

Many people have a budget. While some people make sure to account for every dime and stick to the plan, many more do not. If your one of the people who can not stay focused on your financial plan, this is for you. Follow along for ideas on how to avoid spending against your budget. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAou8wXagw Keep the Cards at Home When it comes to staying on a budget, I have to be aware of the way I use my credit and debit cards. It is so easy to swipe, swipe, swipe. Sometimes Read more [...]

Simplify: 7 Areas to Reduce Spending

Recently I mentioned that I was reading 7 Days of Simplicity by Jen Hatmaker. In this book, the author explores seven different areas of life to simplify. Simplifying in each of these areas can also reduce spending. Here's a closer look at how I can apply this to my own life: 1. Reduce Spending in the Kitchen It's appropriate that the book starts off with kitchen spending. After all, I spend a lot of money on food. If I can reduce spending in my kitchen, then I'll save myself a lot of money. Read more [...]