Tag Archives: Saving Money
By: Tiffany Mealia
Trying to save money over the holidays?
The festive season is a time to slow down, take some well-deserved time off work, and spend quality time with loved ones. This sounds great in theory but we all know how busy life actually gets around the holidays.
We are so wired in that it’s hard to find time to even see people during the holidays let alone prepare. As the pace picks up, we tend to leave our shopping until the last minute. We then find ourselves spending without thinking, thus we’re left with a rising credit card bill. To prevent the debts from reaching scary heights, we’ve prepared a few savvy tips for you to save money over the holidays without letting your sanity slide:
1. Budget: Decide who you’re going to buy for and make a list of how much you will spend on their gift. Shopping with your list in hand makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for. Keep your eyes peeled and pre-scout if possible, because a pricey gift might be on sale somewhere else! (more…)
By: Lisa Ng
I recently chatted with my friends at Brighter Life on what it was like when Paul and I joined our finances, which got me thinking about this post. We kept our finances separate for the first five years we were dating. It was only after about a year of us both living together did we decide to finally join our finances.
This was a big deal.
We were not married yet, but pretty much common-law at this point and had been together for six years by that time. I knew that this was the guy I was going to marry and once we both passed the ‘living together’ test, the next big step was joining our finances. (more…)
via Inspired Taste
Welp, we bought a house last month and we’re going into lockdown for the next few months because of all the fees involved. We have closing costs, A LOT of furniture and appliances to buy, plus we need to cover the rent on our place in Portland AND our mortgage on our beach house until we can start renting it out in the spring.
If you’re trying to buckle down on your costs and spending, here are a few ideas on how-to save money this fall:
1) Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte
That expensive $5 latte is also really easy to make at home and a great way to get your fall pumpkin fix. The DIY version lets you control the amount of sugar and natural ingredients that are in your drink – so you know exactly what’s in it. Here’s a great pumpkin spice latte recipe to try out! (more…)
I am all about small pleasures that bring me a little bit of joy everyday. So when I was thinking about my fall wish list, I wanted to put together a list of ideas that didn’t break the bank. It’s all about the little splurges – you don’t need a ton cash to get a little happiness in your day.
Here’s what I suggest: (more…)
It’s the new year, which means all those holiday bills finally catch-up to us. So how do you make extra money in a legit way? I’ve been doing a bit of research and these are the options I would definitely consider.
It’s all about the side hustle, getting rid of things you don’t need and finding people who will pay for your skills and services. Here are 10 great ways to make extra money, because that side hustle can add up or even launch into a business: (more…)
Cute coin banks by Rock Scissor Paper
By: Lisa Ng
Trying to save money?
One of the biggest things I struggled with after I got married was learning how-to cut our living expenses and still have a social life. I know my late 20s were no financial picnic. I was still paying off my credit line from debt incurred during university. We just paid for our wedding, honeymoon, bought a house and were in the midst of renovations.
I couldn’t even compute having a savings account until I could pay down some of my debt. So I put together a list of things that I did to live frugally but still live well. I also recommend you start an emergency fund – see my reasons here, while trying to pay down your debt.
Here’s how you can save money with these small changes: (more…)