A Great Weekend in Vegas without Breaking the Bank


There are so many things to do when visiting Las Vegas.  It is definitely one of the most fun places to visit, whether you are visiting with friends or family.  You are able to partake in anything from the exciting shows, including concerts from the best entertainers, to amazing Cirque Du Soleil.  Las Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the country, not to mention its buffet’s if you are in the mood to splurge.  Although it can be one of the most expensive places to visit, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy America’s Sin City on…

Using a Rain Barrel is a Smart Way to Save on Water


As spring approaches it is time to start thinking about your vegetable and flower garden, maybe even fruit trees and berry bushes if you are lucky!  A lot goes into having a successful home garden and pre-planning for the season is a great way to save money and plant a thriving garden.  First, check out all of the tools and equipment that will go on sale in the fall and winter seasons.  Buy a new rake, shovel, and watering can during those months because they are usually on sale or in the clearance section of the gardening isle.  Purchasing a…

Saving Money in the Specialty Isle at the Grocery Store


Saving money in the specialty isle at the grocery store can be tough but here are some ideas to help keep your wallet full.  Educating one’s self on weekly sales, signing up for coupon code websites, using a shopper rewards card, and cutting coupons is a great way to save money in the specialty isle at the grocery store. Plan out your meals each week based on what is one sale, that way when you are shopping you're sure to save money.  For example, this week there are Asian sauces on sale, consider cooking stir-fry or fried rice.  Buy ingredients…

Doctors without the “M.D.” Attached Could Save You Money in the Long Run


As a society we are raised to see doctors when are sick, but never really told to go for checkups unless our mother told us to.  Some people think seeing a doctor is a waste of their money and time if they do not feel sick.  But that is not true and everyone should see some doctors at least once a year.  Seeing a doctor for routine visit will more than likely save you money in the long run.  Preventive medicine is very important not only in your health but also to your bank account.  Spending $10 to $20 co-pays…

It’s 2016; Just Cut Cable Already


A few years ago, I was a staunch supporter in cable TV. I viewed it as cheap entertainment. For $60 per month, I had access to all the sports, news, and educational programs my heart desired. My problem flipping through the channels wasn't finding something to watch; it was narrowing down my choices from the ten things that looked interesting. Back then, I would even go as far as telling people they could pry my TV remote out of my cold, dead hands. I had no intention of ever giving up my shows. Fast forward a few years, and it's…

Who Should Teach Financial Literacy?


Chances are, if you're reading this, you're a proponent of financial literacy. There are all sorts of reasons why we're all for this. A lack of financial literacy can ultimately be the cause of our messy finances, which can lead to all sorts of other problems. Somebody who knows just how devastating credit card debt is won't make the mistake of charging more than they can afford. It's the same thing with student loans, not paying your taxes, failing to invest, and a million other things financially responsible folks do. As it stands now, parents are expected to do the…