Ease the Pedal to the Metal: Gas saving Tips for your next road trip


Are you planning to hit the road for your next vacation? Road trips are great if you don’t mind long drives, bugs on your grille and the occasional snoring of one of your passengers. How you drive affects the overall budget of your trip because aside from your accommodations, fuel is probably the other major thing you have to consider in allocating your vacation fund. Save money on gas and add it to your fun budget by following these tried and tested fuel saving tips. Drive a Fuel Efficient Car OK, this is pretty obvious, but if you plan to…

Would you pay for translation apps?


More than 500 million people around the globe use Google Translate, and the search giant says that the service makes up to 1 billion translations daily. Do you want to be among the few who paid for their service, or among the hordes of millions who use free translation apps? Me, I wouldn’t waste a dollar on paid translation apps, no matter what they claim or how fancy they look on my phone. Here’s my frugal 2 cents as to why I’d rather plan my vacation spending time learning a new language, than waste a dollar or more purchasing an…

Everything Must Go! How to de-clutter your home for good


There are many benefits to de-cluttering your home. You create more space because you’re ridding yourself of extra stuff. You can make other people happy by donating unwanted clothes, shoes and books. You can help the planet by recycling furniture, boxes, plastic containers, piles of paper and a whole lot of other stuff. Probably the best thing about de-cluttering your home is you can make a little money on the side selling the stuff no one close to you wants or stuff that you think still holds value for some people willing to pay for it. But the actual art…

5 Cheaper Ways to Go to College


Despite rising tuition costs, an overwhelming percentage of college graduates in the U.S. – 83 percent – say that their college education was a good personal investment. On average, college graduates make more money than people who have only a high school education. People with bachelor’s degrees have median earnings of $45,500 while people with only high school diplomas have median earnings of just $28,000 per year. According to some estimates, over a lifetime, college actually costs a negative $500,000. In other words, not going to college means a financial loss of half a million dollars. Despite its obvious long-term…

Give your home business leg-up


This is the time – you’ve been perfecting your home business for years. It’s turned from a personal money-spinner to a fully-fledged entrepreneurial venture, raking in the big bucks and accruing a slew of repeat customers. And this is the time – the time to move on up, as Primal Scream might say. Any business with profit on its mind has to expand or die. Without progress, your profits will atrophy, your customers will lose interest and you’ll be left with little more than a handful of customers keeping you going. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a…

Alternative Online Payment Methods


Credit fraud is consistently a menace in our modern lives, whether it’s scammers sending artificial emails to ensnare your bank details or hackers attempting to grab your passwords. Yet where there is darkness, there is still light to be found. Here then, are a few alternative online payment methods for purchasing items online. Spending Only What You Have Although essentially a credit card when all is said and done, a prepaid credit card has the benefit of requiring no credit checks or the need to be linked to a bank account. Available through credit giants Visa and MasterCard among others,…