Author: Ian Schindler

10 Things Not to Get From a Thrift Store

August 4, 2021

Cheaper is not always better. Sometimes, it is just, well, cheap and not very useful. Following are eight things that you should never get second-hand from a thrift store or anywhere else for safety. Mattress This is the ultimate thrift store no-no. Mattresses are like sponges. They can be contaminated with dust, dirt, skin cells, […]

Read More

5 Ways to Save Up to 25% on One of Your Biggest Expenses

August 3, 2021

Your home is probably your most important asset, not to mention most expensive. Following are some tips to slash your home maintenance bills without going through complicated hoops. Ask for a new homeowners insurance quote. Your policy may have been right for you several years ago but it does not mean it remains true today. […]

Read More

6 Simple Habits That Can Help You Pay Off Debt

August 2, 2021

Americans have a collective debt of over $963 billion. If you no longer wish to be a part of this statistic, you must change your financial habits. Following are simple tips to help you get out of debt and be closer to financial freedom today. Follow a budget. Writing a budget creates a foundation for […]

Read More

9 Smart Ways to Save at the Supermarket

July 30, 2021

Americans spend almost $700 billion at the supermarket annually. Sharpening your shopping skills can help lower this number. Follow the tips below to load up on the best deals and trim your food bill. Grab a small grocery cart. Studies show people bought 40% more when they use a cart double the size that they […]

Read More

Why You Need to Stop Hiding Cash at Home

July 29, 2021

This is a habit most people develop in childhood and hold on to for the rest of their life: stashing $100 bills in the bottom of a cookie jar, sticking $50 bills under the couch, or sandwiching $20 in between the pages of a book. You may think it is a fun and creative way […]

Read More

How to Identify Your Financial Blind Spots

July 28, 2021

The worst money mistakes are those that you do not even know you are making. It will be hard to correct them if you are unconscious of them! Chances are, these mistakes will go on unaddressed until they are too big and it is too late. Learning about common financial blind spots and what to […]

Read More

5 Overpriced Items to Cross Out of Your Grocery List

July 27, 2021

Score savings on food by making better choices on your next grocery shopping. You only need to buy smart, not less, to maximize your budget. Skip these overpriced items and see the difference it makes fast. Salad kits What can be more convenient than salad in a bag? Answer: more cash in your wallet. Ready-to-eat […]

Read More

5 Overlooked Expenses That Ruin Your Budget

July 26, 2021

Do you still struggle with your money despite budgeting every month? It could be from overlooking certain expenses, which you either underestimate or completely forget. Check out the common expenses below and make sure you incorporate them in your budget to avoid any problems. Children’s extracurricular activities Take your calendar out and plan your children’s […]

Read More

5 Tips to Shop Better at Home Depot and Lowe’s

July 22, 2021

If you are the DIY type, you probably visit Home Depot or Lowe’s every week. Are you satisfied with how much you pay for your home improvement projects? You can score more discounts and trim your tab by following the six simple tips below. Register for savings. Plants are a hot commodity right now. If […]

Read More

5 Expensive Grocery Items to DIY at Home

July 21, 2021

Sometimes a little DIY is all you need to slash your grocery bill in half. Following are expensive grocery items that you can easily make at home for less and more nutrition. Microwave sandwiches Do microwave sandwiches taste better than the one you can make at home? No. Is it more nutritious? No. In fact, […]

Read More