Subway Is Paying For My Lunch For The Next Few Weeks


It was a great feeling knowing I was about to save some money. That was the thought going through my mind as I paid may bill at Subway over the weekend. Saturday Subway for lunch is a tradition in my family, and I’ll be getting a free sub every time I go to Subway for the next few weeks, until the current promotion ends. The Promotion Subway is running a promotion in which customer’s get a free six inch sub sandwich if a $20 gift card is purchased. The cool part of the promotion is that the customer can get […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/2


Happening this weekend is the annual Pizel family Christmas season kick-off.  We’ll put up the tree, as well as decorations around the home, and then watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  After these activities are complete, it is officially the Christmas season.  The entire family enjoys it, it’s time we spend together bonding and making memories, and it doesn’t cost us a cent! Get your fists up for fun, inexpensive family time AND my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Seven Reasons Being Frugal is Awesome from Club Thrifty 13 Costco Money Saving Hacks That Save […] Read more »

How Costco Can Save You Money On Gasoline Even If You’re Not A Member


One of the selling points of a Costco membership is that members can fill up their tanks for less at Costco. People shell out their $55 membership fee believing they’ll make up the fee simply by buying gas at Costco. The good news for people not interested in a Costco membership is they can take advantage of Costco gasoline prices without even being a member. Over the weekend I discovered something I’ve coined, “The Costco Effect.” My gas gauge was hovering just above ‘E,’ and I was looking to fill up. I checked prices on my way to the gym […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/25


Happy Black Friday, EOD Nation! Once again I saved hundreds of dollars with my Black Friday shopping.  I saved hundreds because I didn’t go.  I slept in, and both my mind and my wallet are well rested.  I did pick up a paper, and will look through them this morning and if there’s anything of interest as part of an all day or weekend sale.   Did you go Black Friday shopping? Fist pump for a great night sleep, and for my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 5 Reasons I’m Skipping Black Friday This Year […] Read more »

I’m Not Spending a Penny On My Wife For Christmas, and She’s Going To Love It


I’m not spending a penny on my wife for Christmas this year, and she’s going to absolutely be thrilled about it. With the holidays approaching, conversations of gift ideas are being had between spouses, family members and friends. My wife and I were having a discussion about tasks that needed to be done yet to prepare for hosting Thanksgiving at our home. She got a little off topic, listing other less Thanksgiving critical tasks she wanted to have done. Sensing I was about to go into my usual speech about prioritization and doing only the things absolutely needing completion by […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/18


My wife and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our home next week, so this weekend is all about prep work. A local grocery store is having it’s traditional “buy a ham get a free turkey” sale.  I’m all about taking advantage of that deal.  Additionally, I’m firing up my smoker and making a brisket.  Are you making a Thanksgiving meal this year?  How do you keep the cost down?   Posts That Make Me Fist Pump How To Talk To Your Spouse About Money from MoneyNing Are You Wasting Time To Save Money? from Boomer And Echo How Budgeting Changes […] Read more »

5 Ways To Appreciate Your Special Someone For Under $10


Relationships are hard work. When a person is in a committed relationship it’s easy to take it for granted, and stop doing those little things to impress and show appreciation towards your significant other that you did when the relationship was fresh and new. Jobs, kids, what to make for dinner and a thousand other tasks of day to day life dig a rut that’s easy to get stuck in. When as a part of that relationship you combine finances and target every dollar towards something, it’s also difficult to break off some funds to go that extra step for […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/11


I’m really looking forward to this weekend, as I get to go to a rock concert with my son and his friends.  Well, to put it more accurately, I’m driving my son and his friends to the concert at which time they’ll work their way up to the front of the crowd while I find a comfortable spot to watch the concert where I ‘m not being crushed.  But we’ll be seeing some of my favorite bands, and it will be a cool memory that we can share together! Fists in the air for heavy metal concerts, AND my favorite […] Read more »

Are You Wasting Money By Changing Your Oil Too Often?


For my entire adult life, I’ve had the oil changed in my vehicles every 3,000 miles (or relatively close to that) just as my father had taught me when I was a teenager. In recent years, I had read articles online that suggested this paradigm was out of date but didn’t think much of it. I assumed since the employees at the oil change service stations kept slapping the sticker on my windshield reminding me to change my oil every 3000 miles, I’d better do it. That all changed when we bought our current mini-van a few years ago, and […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/4


I procrastinated until Halloween day to buy the candy we would hand out that night.  While picking up a few bags of treats for the evening, I thought about buying a few extra to have on hand for the family.  Every member of the Pizel family enjoys a small package of gummy worms, or a snack sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup from time to time.  I resisted that urge.  I wasn’t  going to pay full price for it. The next morning, on my way to the gym at 4:45am, I stopped at Walmart.  The employees were busy tearing down the […] Read more »

Have You Given Up On Your Financial Dreams?


Parents tell children they can do anything they put their mind to. We encourage them by stating they can be anything they want. The sky is the limit! We want our children to be successful, and tell them they are only limited by their imagination. I know I’ve certainly told my kids these exact same things. But let me ask you a question; When was the last time you told yourself these things? Do you believe it? We tell children they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, but as adults we don’t believe this for ourselves. Life tends […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/28


This weekend is one of those anomalies that happen every couple of months.  I like to call it The Third Weekend Phenomenon.  Our budget cycle runs on bi-monthly basis as that’s how often I get paid from my job as a software engineer which makes up the majority of our income.    We typically split up our funds assuming two grocery shopping trips, and two weekends worth of discretionary spending.  But since the year has 52 weeks and not 48, every couple of months there’s a pay period that has three weekends.  Therefore, we need to split up our discretionary  and […] Read more »

Cosmetology School Students Can Save You Money On Hair And Spa Services


A visit to the salon for my wife was on the list of discussed and approved expenditures for the weekend. A few hairs on her beautiful head had dared to turn the wrong color, and needed to be taught a lesson. She called around gathering current pricing information as well as potential time slots, finding she would be paying somewhere between $70 and $90 for a single all over color. She then remembered the name of another salon that had been used by our neighbor to have their daughters’ hair done for homecoming a few weeks prior. The salon had […] Read more »