Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

Tip for Tuesday – Clean Your Stove with Baking Soda!

Part of reducing debt is lowering expenses, so I’m always looking for cheap ways to clean around the house. I HATE spending money on cleaning supplies, so I use a lot of vinegar, baking soda, and Dawn dish soap.  Using two of these ingredients, I’ve found a quick and easy – and super-effective – way [...]

What My 10 Year-Old Can Teach You About Earning Money

So, every once in a while, your kids will do something that makes you feel like you might be – just maybe – doing something right. I had a day like that this week.  Yesterday, my oldest son (10) asked me what he could do to earn more money to help us get out of [...]

How to Turn Your Crap into Cash

    How would you like to get rid of your broken junk and make cash at the same time? Sell it on eBay!   I’ve talked about selling on eBay before, but over the last few months we’ve discovered the truth of the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  So if you [...]

Why We Like New Stuff

  New Years, New Cars, New Calendars, New Toasters…We Americans like our new stuff.  A Google search for the phrase “New Year” will pull up over one billion results.  We all enjoy a fresh start, a new beginning.  And new stuff.   Last week, I was trying to make toast. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? Put the toast in the [...]

Quick Tip: How to Save $10 Fast

A few months ago I read this article on saying “no” to purchases, and it has really stuck with me.  I thought I’d share a quick tip that has helped us save about $20 in the last 2 months. It’s not a big number, I know. But if you’re looking for a quick way to [...]

Link of the Day: 50 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2012

This article on Yahoo lists “50 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2012.”  Some of the tips in this article were spot-on, but some of them were rather funny.  Here are a few of my favorites.  (All comments are mine.)   8. Live below your means. This seems pretty obvious, but it has to be [...]

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