5 frugal mother’s day gifts & surprises

Are you looking for some frugal mother’s day gifts & surprises? Mother’s day is approaching really fast, and while many may think mothers deserve sparing no expense, I still can’t shake one important thing my mom taught me: the gesture is all that matters. Even though mother’s day is literally […]

5 extremely cheapskate things I wouldn’t do to save money

5 extremely cheapskate things I wouldn't do to save money

Is saving money a priority for you as well? Good. Living below your means is always a good idea, if you plan to meet certain financial goals sooner rather than later. However, no matter how aggressive saving money gets, there are certain extremely cheapskate things I wouldn’t do to save […]

5 ways to invest in real estate (even with no money)

5 ways to invest in real estate (even with no money)

Buying real estate usually implies being stuck with a mortgage and living on the cheap to pay it off. But investing has changed over the years and today, there are actually plenty of ways to invest in real estate, even with no money! You might think real estate investing requires much cash and […]

9 useful tips to save money on car expenses

9 useful tips to save money on car expenses

Cars are great! But they can also be expensive. So, learning a few useful tips to save money on car expenses should come in handy! As car ownership statistics continue to rise, so do car maintenance costs! Many are able to cut a big chunk of car expenses by using public transportation or riding […]

30 step checklist for financial freedom

30 step checklist for financial freedom

As the Financial Literacy Month comes to an end this week, it can’t hurt to take a moment and look at the 30 step checklist for financial freedom. The guys over at Money Management International did a great job coming up with a 30 day plan to help people achieve financial […]

Alternative ways to save for retirement without a 401(k)

Alternative-ways-to-save-for-retirement-without-a-401k

Saving money for retirement can turn out to be quite a financial challenge, especially if you don’t have access to a traditional retirement savings plan. So, what are some alternative ways to save for retirement without a 401(k)? Smaller financial goals, like building an emergency fund, are definitely less scary than saving […]

How to save money on electricity: 50 tips that work!

How to save money on electricity 50 tips work

Each time you look in the mailbox and see yet another electric bill to pay, does your heart stop for a second? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to save money on electricity? While some money saving tips are downright obvious (turning off the lights when you leave […]

Would you rather rent or buy the house you live in?

Would you rather rent or buy the house you live in?

Everyone needs a solid roof over their heads and the buy vs. rent debate has been going on for quite a while now. Would you rather rent or buy the house you live in? Some argue buying is always better. Others disagree, because of the flexibility that comes with renting […]

3 types of good debt

3 types of good debt

Is debt bad? Of course it is, it’s the opposite of financial freedom! However, certain types of good debt actually exist! While paying interest rates month after month shouldn’t be considered normal, some loans are perfectly justifiable! And no, buying a car or a vacation package don’t qualify as acceptable debt. […]

Reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

Reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

Applying for that first mortgage is a huge, yet exciting decision! However, as first time homeowners you should know about the reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home! Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases of our lives. I also believe it’s one of the very few reasons it’s […]