DIY Rewards Cards: Pay Yourself Back Without Going Into Debt | Guest Post

Today I’m publishing a guest post by Jason Jacobs. Jason Jacobs is a missionary in a web programmer's body. In addition to working on financial fitness, he also spends a lot of time writing about his journey towards physical fitness. You can follow his progress at Finding My Fitness. Many of us are probably trying to get out of credit card debt quickly. We’ve also seen the ads telling us the … [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...]

10 Ways to Save Money at Restaurants

The following post was written by Michael from CreditCardForum, which is a review portal for credit card deals. His specialty is writing about cash back credit cards but in addition, he also regularly blogs about general personal finance advice. 10 Best Ways To Save Money at Restaurants I remember eating out at restaurants was such a rarity when I grew up. Other than family events (and when my … [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...]

Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family Road Trip This Summer

I am assuming you are planning on taking a family vacation this summer.  I hope you're planning on doing it with cash.  My ultimate goal is to help you make your family road trips as cheap as possible. Photo by Global Jet Family Road Trips Money Saving Tips Set a vacation framily road trip budget. I know vacations are supposed to be a time of freedom and liberation.  No rules and no … [Read more...]