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 »

How to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit


If you have bad credit, the answer might be in the cards. This might sound like bad advice. Lots of people have near-superstitious relationships with credit cards. Many of us were advised by our parents to stay away from credit cards completely. But the truth is, credit cards have a lot of power for good, not just bad (credit). If you know the correct techniques for bad credit recovery, like those available at CardsMix, you can recover your bad credit in less than a year. Here are a few techniques. Get Cards Specifically For Building Credit. If you have bad […] 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 »

4 Situations When a Reverse Mortgage Makes Perfect Sense


If you own a TV, then you have seen the commercials about reverse mortgages.  While you may have been intrigued, you might not know what a reverse mortgage is for and when is the best time to get one.  This is further complicated by the fact that reverse mortgages do not function in the same way as traditional mortgages.  With that in mind, let’s look at four situations when a reverse mortgage makes perfect sense. First, what is a reverse mortgage?  Unlike a traditional mortgage, a reverse mortgage is a way for seniors to either freeze their monthly mortgage payments […] 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 »

13 Essential Things You Must Do When You Lose Your Job

13 Essential Things You Must Do When You Lose Your Job

It stinks to lose your job!  Losing your job is one of those things that can completely upend your life, causing tremendous stress and a loss of confidence if you let it. Conversely, sudden unemployment can also be an opportunity for a new direction or a whole new career.  Either way, you have to take control over your situation if you want to move forward successfully. In this post I’ll show you 13 essential things you must do when you lose your job.  You’ll also discover some awesome resources that’ll help you find your next job or transition into a […] 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 »

How Vehicle Car Wraps Rev Up Small Business Marketing


  Smart marketers are always looking for ways to beat the competition without outspending them. One proven but mostly overlooked marketing tactic is car wraps. This tactic involves adorning company vehicles with appealing professionally designed graphics that promote your business as a driver moves around town. High awareness and low cost Unlike the more expensive ways of advertising, vehicle wraps will be advertising your business 24/7 and 365 days a year. You as a business owner only need to spend a few dollars per day to keep your business in the public eye. Other benefits of car wraps include: Brand […] Read more »