Pinterest Décor That Will Save You Money


It seems like everyone has a Pinterest account these days. We see all kinds of crafty ideas on there, though not all of them are as simple to do as they look. Simple or not, there are plenty of ideas there on how to make your home look great on a shoestring budget if you already have a decently stocked craft room, and it can be a great resource for decorating your place when money’s stretched thin. Here are a few of our favorites plucked from the boards of Pinterest. Thrift Store Tray Makeover Thrift stores can be a great resource for cheap décor, but sometimes the things we find there are a little, well, tacky. Fear not, because with this DIY we’ll discover a way to cover up an old design to perk up a serving tray you bought for almost nothing. Using some mod podge and scrap book paper, measure the area of the bottom of your tray […]

How to Take Advantage of Price-Matching Offers


You’re vigilant about finding new ways to save money each time you go to the grocery store, whether it’s taking advantage of in-store buy one get one free offers, clipping coupons, or simply shopping around to get the best deals possible. However, there may be one area where you’ve been missing out on the opportunity to save quite a lot of money: price-matching offers. Competing groceries stores will often advertise that they will honor competitors coupons and sales. For example, Walmart is quite well known for always honoring the coupons its competitors issue. If you haven’t been doing this already, now is a great time to start! There are just a few things you should keep in mind before you get started trying to use these offers. Do Your Research on Product Prices The most important information you can arm yourself with before you head to try and find offers to take advantage of is what things actually cost at […]

The 4 Deadly Sins of ATM Fees and How to Avoid Them


Incurring lots of ATM fees is one of the biggest wastes of money that you can fall victim to. Banks depend on a lack of planning and convenience to charge these fees. The amount you pay to take money out of an ATM that doesn’t belong to your bank is also increased, because you’re also paying the company that owns the ATM a fee as well. In many cases, if you take out $20 and you pay $5 in fees, you’re actually only getting 75 percent of what you have. When you start to add up how many times this happens, as well, you realize how much money is being wasted. However, this can all be prevented with a little planning that isn’t hard to do. Once you’re savvy about ATM fees, you’ll start saving a lot of money you didn’t even know was slowly being drained out of your bank account. Here are four deadly sins of ATM fees […]

Cash or Card? Which is Better to Use at the Store


There is a timeless question of cash or credit and there are no shortages of opinion on that count. Depending on who you are, you might prefer to use cash over plastic, and vice versa. There are plenty of different theories on the merits of both cash and card, but only you can decide what is better for you to use. Here is a quick and easy briefing over the pros and cons of using cash and two different kinds of plastic, and whether or not you need to have one or the other or maybe even both. Cash Using paper has a lot of advantages For one thing budgeting is a lot easier when you are holding the amount of money that you have to spend or in your wallet. If you have trouble with spending too much, only bringing cash money to the supermarket or department store. Another benefit of cash is that it is untraceable. If you […]

Why Buying Store Brands Can Save You Money


When you make your trips out to the supermarket, are you spending a lot of money that you should instead be saving because of your diehard brand loyalty? Have you ever even considered buying the store brand of a product instead of the more expensive one with a fancier label? Oftentimes, that fancy label is the only difference between the store brand version of a product and the one with name recognition. If you haven’t been buying store brand products, or if you have been leery of trying them out because you worry that they’re of inferior quality, then you should be considering all of the benefits and reasons to switch over to generic products. You’ll be surprised at how much money you save, and how little you’ll even notice the difference once you finally make the switch. With so many store brand items lining the shelves of every major grocery retailer you could choose from, you could be missing […]