We’ve Jumped Into Real Estate Investing!!

Well, we’ve gone and done it. We’ve lunged into the world of rental real estate. It’s something I’ve wanted to pursue for years but just never got around to pulling the trigger.  The idea came back into my mind as we’re pursuing financial independence as aggressively as we can, and income from rental properties can […]

The bill that totally stinks!

Trash: something discarded or useless.  It is an unfortunate reality that we have to pay for our trash.  This monthly (or semi-monthly) expenditure can add up to hundreds of dollars a year.  But it doesn’t have to be. When we bought our home eight years ago, I called up Waste Management (our local trash collector) and scheduled […]

Why I’m Not Saving for My Kids College Education

We used to save for our daughter’s college.  We got a 529 and contributed monthly.  We did this because this is what you are supposed to do, right?  Then we started to do some research on this subject and we changed our minds about saving money for our kid’s college. I had been programmed to […]

Recipes that are under $2 a serving

We have busy lives.  We work, we entertain our kids, we clean the house, we exercise, etc.  Sometimes cooking a healthy meal is just too much.  There is no more energy to think of a healthy recipe, let alone move our arms to create a delicious meal.  Hence the growing trend to rely on restaurants […]

Travel Hacking Series Part 3 – Rental Cars and the Little Extras

Now that you have booked your flight and accommodations, your travel hacking is done right? Not quite. There are a still a few little things that you can do to save even more money while on your trip. Car Rental If you do need a car on your trip there are ways to get them […]

Travel Hacking Series Part 2 – Accommadations

Where to stay: Hotel or Vacation Rental Home? With the popularity of vacation rental home websites like AirBnB, VRBO and Homeaway, there are so many more options for a traveler than just a hotel. Deciding which accommodation is the best for your family and your wallet is the hard part. Both of them have a […]

Travel Hacking Series Part 1 – Flights

White sand beaches, warm skin, streaks of turquoise and sapphire paint the ocean floor, toes that curl and grip as the board bobs and sways…welcome to paradise.  Or maybe it is hot cocoa to warm the core, toes and fingers still tingling, a steady drip of slush that falls to the floor, and a panorama […]

Five ways to save money using Amazon.com (one is using their competitor)

Amazon.com, the greatest store on earth (or in the cloud rather).  I love Amazon!  I order anything from a wine refrigerator to coconut milk off of Amazon.com.  Two reasons why I love shopping on Amazon: convenience, I don’t have to spend time or money driving to different places to buy items; and price, most of […]

Save up to 37% at your favorite stores

We all do it…no not that, get your mind out of the gutter. We all shop. Some more than others, got to keep up with those Joneses (or for the millennials it is the Kardashians).   This is a habit that can definitely get you in trouble if you are trying to save money. But we all […]

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