10 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

10 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs Carpool - Partner with one or more coworkers and take turns driving each other to and from work. You can cut your costs (parking, tolls, gas) in half or better - depending on how many people in your carpool. Public Transportation - If public transportation is an option in your area, it may likely be cheaper than driving to work every day. Telecommuting … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Pay Off Your Debt ASAP

I don't think I know of anyone who likes being in debt. Do you? If you, or someone you know are trying to get out of debt, here are some ideas that will help. Prioritize The first thing you should do is figure out all the debts you have. Which debts have the highest interest rates? If it's from a credit card, call your creditors and work on getting the rate reduced. If they won't do it, tell … [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...]

How to Accomplish a Financial Goal

Many people have a clear sense of where they want to be financially.  Perhaps you would like to be able to pay off debt, live off of one income, retire early, quit your day job, or travel for a year.  But how do you transition from financial goals to actually enjoying that reality? Tips for Accomplishing a Financial Goal Financial Focus You can do so many things and accomplish nothing, right?  … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips and Tricks | Craig Ford’s Interview with Craig Ford

Since I’ve been reflecting on one year of blogging – today I wanted to share some of my reflections on the actual process of blogging.  This may be of some interest to my regular reader, but is mostly geared towards fellow bloggers. I feel a little embarrassed to do a post like this – acting like I have something to say on the topic of blogging.  I spend most of my time listening to the … [Read more...]

Best Money Saving Tip: April

At the start of this month, I said we’d give away a PocketSmith Premium membership ($60 value) to the person who was voted as having the best money saving tip in April.  Thanks to the folks at PocketSmith for providing the prize! Well, this is our last Monday of the month and I’ve selected the finalists. Here were our three topics: How to save money on groceries How to save money on … [Read more...]

Avoid Bank Fees: Money Saving Monday

Being in PNG has given me some wonderful exposure to ‘creative bank fees’. Last week Friday, I had a Term Deposit (TD) that matured (a TD is just like a CD).  The TD was actually matured 6 months ago, but against my written instructions it was reinvested for another six months.  I did my best to fix the problem, but let’s just say things work differently here in the South Pacific.  I … [Read more...]

How to Save Up To $500 A Year Dining Out

The post today is a guest post from Brenda Stokes.  If you would like to write a guest post check out the guest post guidelines.  Brenda Stokes writes for Billeater.com, offering tips and advice to help you save money on your bills. You can read more dining tips at Billeater.com. If you’ve been through any drive-thru lately, you know that it isn’t cheap anymore. A meal of burgers, fries and … [Read more...]

Money Saving Monday: Save Money On Groceries

Welcome to our first edition of Money Saving Mondays.  In this afternoon post, I’ll quickly introduce a topic and then let you leave your tips and suggestion.  At the end of the month, I’ll pick my five favorite money saving tips for the month and let the readers vote for their favorite.  Each month the winner will get a special give away. The give away this month is a free premium PocketSmith … [Read more...]