Why Every Missionary Needs a Kindle or Nook

Alright, I know we ought to differentiate between needs and wants, and I'm sure a Kindle or Nook doesn't technically fall under the category of need, but they are very, very nice to have - especially for missionaries. ** The Kindle may be better for people who live overseas.  To get books on your Nook if live overseas you'll need to do one of two things.  Either you must 'root' your Nook and … [Read more...]

Home Improvement and Repairs | 10 Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards. Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to win … [Read more...]

13 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards.  Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to win … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Save Money on Federal Tax Preparation

8 Ways to Save Money on Federal Tax Preparation Know Your Tax Situation - This is the most important tip that I can give. Understand the basics of your tax situation (do you itemize, # of deductions, # of exemptions, filing status, etc). This will make it easy for you to compare prices of either a professional or software. Do it Yourself - If your tax situation is simple enough, then you can … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Reduce Your Shipping Costs

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards.  Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel Take advantage of the free travel booking service at Help Me Travel Cheap. Book early. Check out Southwest Airlines – when you factor in baggage cost, it is hard to find a better price than Southwest.  However, you need to know they have an open seating policy that some people find annoying.  Learn more about Southwest family boarding policy. Set your … [Read more...]

How To Save Money On Your Home Office

How to Save Money on your Home Office Make your own furniture.  I’ve built all the bookshelves in my office. Buy used furniture at a second hand store or watch for companies going out of business.  A couple of years ago I got two filing cabinets for $15 each when a local Christian bookstore was going out of business. Default your computer to print in draft and black and white. Download a … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Card Guide | An Indispensible Guide on How to Get the Best Price on Christmas Gift Cards

Convenience and preference. Those are the two descriptors in favor of the holiday gift card. In my own family, there are some members who consistently request gift cards and others who would prefer you take time to pick out something ‘more meaningful'.  In my own immediate family, we exchange a lot of homemade Christmas gifts. But, if you are going to buy some holiday gift cards, you … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money On Gas

10 Ways to Save Money on Gas Drive a little under the speed limit. You'll also ensure that you never get a speeding ticket! Accelerate slowly, coast longer, and brake more gradually. Shop before you buy. Sites like Gasbuddy and MSN Autos let you search for the lowest prices in your area. Pay cash. Some gas stations are cash only, and therefore have lower prices. Consider purchasing a … [Read more...]

Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs

10 Ways To Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Close off the leaks using caulk, weather stripping, and other appropriate means. When heating your home, turn down the thermostat by 3-5 degrees when you're at home. When heating your home, set the thermostat to 55 degrees, or turn off the heating system … [Read more...]