Five Money Challenges to Try This Lent

If you’re looking for a money saving challenge for Lent (or just to challenge yourself) look no further! Here are 5 ideas to push yourself to be a little more frugal and pad your wallet:

Challenge #1 – Save $250 over 6 Weeks

This challenge should be pretty familiar to many. It’s a simple savings challenge to put away a … Read More

Save Until It Hurts

Then Save Some More

You might know (based on a few previous posts) that we have been changing our basement into a home gym (saving ~$75/month in gym memberships).  We’ve now been using our home gym regularly for a couple of months.  As I’ve been in the basement lifting weights, I can’t help but see the parallels between lifting, … Read More

7 Ways to Cut $50 Off Your Monthly Expenses

monthly saving, monthly expenses

Christmas is less than a week away, and, if you’re like me you have blown your Christmas spending budget.  You are going to need to cut some spending somewhere to get your finances back on track as soon as possible.  Nearly half of Americans rack up credit card debt over the holidays (source).  If you’re one of them, … Read More

How to Save Your Next Dollar

Savings steps, savings hierarchy

When I finally made the decision to put an emphasis on saving my money instead of spending it, I realized I had no real idea how to get started.  I know I was getting the full 3.5% company match (on 6% contribution) in my 401k thanks to auto-enrollment.  My dad started a Roth IRA for me some 12 years earlier, … Read More