I recently had a frustrating conversation with a company trying to hard sell me their services — which I want — without giving clarity as to their pricing. This company’s pricing is not on their website, and when I asked about that, my service rep said that it’s because that’s proprietary information. Imagine sitting down… Read More Transparency of pricing
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m not good at DIY. Oh, how I long to be, spending my days dreaming of turning $5 chairs into priceless masterpieces. I picked up a nightstand for a quarter (yes a quarter!). Its black paint is chipped, revealing bare wood. I’d love to paint… Read More I sharpie my furniture.
I hear a lot of people talking about budgets as if they’re a handcuff, a restriction or a drag. For the last few years, we’ve kept a budget and learned some things non-budgeters wouldn’t know. Let me share with you some reasons keeping a budget is awesome: A budget gives you freedom. Keeping a budget… Read More A budget is not a handcuff
Yesterday, my friends were going nuts over Amazon’s “Prime Day,” a day full of great deals for Amazon Prime members. Since Facebook was blowing up with people sharing their great deals, I figured I’d share some of the great deals I’ve gotten recently: Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm Retail price: $35 | My price: $5… Read More How to save up to 90%
A couple of months ago, my husband and I paid off our house. We are 100% debt free! We spent years scrimping and saving, selling items online and having yard sales. For four years, we didn’t buy new clothes. When we did buy clothes, it was from Good Will or yard sales. We watched as… Read More What being debt-free feels like
I recently came across an app that allows you to round up to the nearest dollar of each purchase and invest the spare change. This is a terrible idea. Here’s why. The last time I went food shopping, I spent $166.51 (with cash). If I had been using the app, I would’ve successfully invested $0.49… Read More The Million Dollar Mistake