Because Costco buys in bulk and then sells their products in smaller bulk sizes for members, the prices are low, often much cheaper than you could find other places. Undoubtedly, a Costco membership can save families a lot of money. But can it also save singles and couples money? Is a Costco membership worth it for couples? … [Read more...] about Is a Costco Membership Worth It for Couples?
This is a quick posting for everyone working on a large savings goal. If you're saving - don't give up. Don't Give Up. Don't quit saving out of the silly belief that you'll never have enough to meet your goal. Forget focusing on the big figure you need to get to. Instead, work it out using a calculator and break down what your weekly, monthly and annual savings goals … [Read more...] about If You’re Saving – Don’t Give Up!
It is mid winter here in Oregon and the weather is projected to be 40 degrees and rainy for the next two weeks. So, if you're like me you're probably wanting to stay warm on the cheap. Here are three things you can do to save money heating up your place. These ideas aren't earth shattering, but they work reliably. … [Read more...] about Tried And True Ways To Cut Your Heating Bill
Its past new years and before tax season. That means a lot of people are thinking about how to allocate their money for retirement. You may also be considering how to build up your own nest egg. But, what is a nest egg and how do you build one? Here is a handy definition and some rules of thumb. … [Read more...] about What Is A Nest Egg and How Do You Build One?
Sometimes it is a good idea to periodically look at your expenses with a view to trimming the fat. I had some spare time on Saturday and had at look at my internet, cell phone and subscription entertainment. Called my cell phone provider, T Mobile, and switched to a plan that gives me the same level of service for $5 less per month. The call took about twenty minutes. … [Read more...] about Saved $323.76 With Just An Hours Work
New Year's Eve is one of the most expensive nights of the year, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some suggestions on how to save money hosting a New Year's Eve party. … [Read more...] about Save Money Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party
It's not impossible to celebrate Halloween on a budget, even though it might go against the trend. … [Read more...] about How To Celebrate Halloween on a Budget
It’s always astounding what a difference a few years of investing can make! One of the things my wife Miel and I have been doing is actively driving the process of how we build wealth by investing in stocks, saving aggressively (or not so aggressively) and self managing our real estate. Well, this long term investing appears to be paying off in terms of higher cash … [Read more...] about Save, Invest and Reinvest To Build Wealth