Digit – The App that Makes Saving Money EASY

Digit – The App that Makes Saving Money EASY

A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck, but very few of them actually need to. All it takes is a little bit of planning to manage your money. The result always leads to a better life, one that isn’t reliant on future income. Budgeting is the cornerstone of this life. If you have never tried to create a budget or you rarely use it […]

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Buy This Not That: Save the Dates

Buy This Not That: Save the Dates

A couple months ago, Jake and I were creating our saves the dates at minted.com. We liked the idea of sending a magnet so people could put it on the refrigerator and see our beautiful faces every day 😉 As much as I wish that last statement was true, I did like the idea of the recipient being able to easily put the save the […]

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How to Save BIG Money on Your Electric Bill

How to Save BIG Money on Your Electric Bill

There’s one trick that I discovered just today that will really bring down your electric bill! I was working from home this morning, partly because of the crazy winter snow storm we are having in south Jersey, but mostly because I just work from home on Tuesdays. Anyway, I heard a loud popping noise come from outside my house and all of a sudden the […]

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Why Timeshares Are a Terrible Investment

Why Timeshares Are a Terrible Investment

When I was younger, one of my friends and her family went to Aruba every year because her family owned a timeshare there. I was always so jealous when she would come back tan, have her hair braided with the cool beads, and tell me about her vacation. It made me want a timeshare for myself when I was old enough to afford one. Fast […]

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Why Las Vegas is a Great Vacation Destination When You’re on a Budget

Why Las Vegas is a Great Vacation Destination When You’re on a Budget

*Disclaimer – This post does not take into account any money spent on gambling and researches the basics of activities, shelter, and transportation. Jake and I travelled to Las Vegas, NV last week. One of my friends from college was getting married so we decided to make it a vacation and extend our stay out west. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked […]

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Why Building a Computer is Very Cost Effective and Not as Difficult as it Sounds

Why Building a Computer is Very Cost Effective and Not as Difficult as it Sounds

Last year I was in the market for a new desktop computer. I tend to do a lot of research when I am about to make a large purchase and this was definitely in that category. During that quality R&D I came across the following idea over and over: “building a computer is more cost effective than buying one.” Initially, I disregarded it thinking there’s […]

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Steal of a Deal: Men’s Suit

Steal of a Deal: Men’s Suit

This past Saturday, Jake and I ventured to The Gloucester Premium Outlets in search of a suit. We have a bunch of weddings coming up in the next year (including our own!) so I thought it would be a good time to add a nice suit to his wardrobe. Not to mention we could still take advantage of some great Black Friday deals. A brief history […]

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Black Friday – What to Buy and What to Avoid

Black Friday – What to Buy and What to Avoid

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving in less than a week and Christmas a little over a month away, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family. I haven’t started shopping yet and I’m curious where I can really get the most bang for my buck. Here is a list of products that are good to […]

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Personal Finance Tips That Have Stuck With Me

Personal Finance Tips That Have Stuck With Me

Throughout the years, I’ve gotten a lot of financial advice from different people. While much of it was helpful, here are a few tips that stayed with me. Sleep on It With small and large purchases alike, I typically don’t buy the product that I’m interested in that day. Instead, I’ll wait a day or two, and if I’m still thinking about that specific item, […]

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7 Ways to Cut Costs at a Grocery Store

7 Ways to Cut Costs at a Grocery Store

Here are a few steps that I take to save money while food shopping 1. Meal Plan Before I go grocery shopping, I always brainstorm what meals I want to have that week. I typically cook a stew-like dish that I can get 3-4 meals out of (some of which I’ll freeze for a later date) and meals that I can make quickly. By doing […]

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