Category Archives: Personal Finance

Affording the Costs of Living

I’ll readily admit that I think about money a lot. Not just money, but a variety of factors that involve money, including savings, bargains, investments and general frugality. It’s not as if simply driving by a billboard showcasing a glittering black diamond engagement ring causes me to involuntarily pull over and search for good deals

The Value of Earning a Side Income

I never appreciated the value of a side income until I started earning one. Before I started blogging, all my income came through a regular job lost most people. But when my blog started making a little money, we kept the cash separate from our monthly budget. We gave some to charity, which was very

Unusual Ways to Save Money

Looking for ways to save money is a popular pastime for many of us, but for some people it becomes something of an obsession. Luckily for us, this has led to some interesting and unusual ways of saving money, which we can either use as inspiration for our own money-saving endeavors or for… well, something

Travel Medical Insurance and Other Travel Tips

Even though dreaming about and planning for your upcoming vacation can be half the fun, many travelers find themselves worrying about things that might go wrong during their trip, especially when traveling abroad. No matter how well you research and plan your travels, sometimes the unexpected happens and things come up. Keeping a few tips

Don’t Assume Your Time is Worth a Monetary Amount

This past Saturday I found out that my local BJs had gas which was about 30 cents cheaper then most local competitors and since The Wife and I both had our gas lights (literally) on I figured I would fill us both up.  The Wife hates getting gas so I figured I would do it

Is Paying Car Insurance in Full Really Worth the Savings?

With finances pinching tighter seemingly every day, we have to look to creative ways to save money, both today and in the future. From finding the best rates for loans and savings accounts to choosing less expensive alternatives at the grocery store, every little bit of savings can add up.  When closely researched, some great