Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/17/2020

We’re bracing for a winter storm to hit Minnesota today.  School was cancelled last night, and everyone (including myself) went to the grocery store to stock up on supplies. Which is kind of silly because the storm will last a grand total of 24-36 hours.  I’m pretty sure we had enough food to survive one day without leaving the house.  But, NFL playoffs are on tomorrow, and then Sunday it may still be windy and raw.  So, I don’t have to go outside at all this weekend if I don’t want to. Fist pump for being snowed in, and my […] Read more »

5 Reasons I’ll Never Use Grocery Pickup Services

People are loving grocery pickup services. Many major grocery retailers offer it, each giving it their own name, but the concept is the same. Customers pick the grocery products they want online and with a click of a button someone at the store rolls out a cart and collects the items for you. You can pick it up usually for free, or for a small price have it delivered to your house. People adore it. I have friends that say they will never go back to doing the grocery shopping themselves. I just shake my head. I’ll never, ever have […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/10/2020

Happy Friday, EOD Nation! We’ve concluded all our holiday gatherings and have abolutely nowhere we need to go. Which is good, because it’s a wintery weekend in the Midwest, with the potential of some icy, snowy weather.  Feels like a great weekend to stay indoors, make some chili and watch the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs.  Relaxing, low key and inexpensive.  Sounds great to me! Fist pump for doing nothing, relaxing and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 4 Ways to Find Extra Money to Put on Debt from Beating Broke 12 Ideas […] Read more »

The Holidays Are Finally Over

I’m happy, ecstatic, over the moon excited the holidays are finally over.  I’m also exhausted. The time between Christmas and the second week in January is traditionally a financial challenge. My wife works for the school district, so she’s off of work. I typically have vacation I have to use so I’m also off work. We’re both on vacation for about two weeks, which creates an environment ripe for overspending. Reasons For Holiday Season Overspending Some of the things that make this time of year a financial challenge are: Holiday Gifts: The whole holiday season is a series of family […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/3/2020

Happy New Year, EOD Nation! I’ve been on vacation for two weeks now, and while it’s been nice, I’m looking forward to getting back to a normal day to day routine next week.  It will help my mindset, my productivity, and my finances. It’s easy to spend more money when on vacation and thus harder to stick to your usual budget. Get your fists up for getting back to normal routines, and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 52 Week Savings Challenge List – The Best Ideas from Four Hats And Frugal How To […] Read more »

Five Items To Buy Cheap After Christmas

The presents have been opened, Christmas is over, and if you’re like me and many other people you’ve actually taken down all evidence of the holidays and packed them away until next year. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about the holiday season. In fact, it’s the perfect time to get yourself ready for the 2020 holiday season because some of the best sales are going on right now. Artificial Christmas Trees When we put up our pre-lit Christmas Tree this year, we found that only about one third of the lights actually worked. We used some string lights […] Read more »

4 Tips for Getting a Lucrative Promotion in 2020

Saving money is not always the best way to get out of debt. Though it’s not a bad thing to develop frugal habits, pinching pennies won’t lead to big changes in your life or financial situation –– at least not in the short term. Instead, the fastest way to get out of debt and reach your financial goals is to make more money than you currently are. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. Still, even a 2-5% increase in your annual salary can make it much easier to budget and save effectively. With that in mind, today we’re […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/27/2019

Merry Post Christmas Friday, EOD Nation! I like Christmas as much as the next guy, but even if I stay within my holiday spending budget, I feel like I’m hemorrhaging money.  I’m ecstatic returning to my normally scheduled spending plan. Did I mention tomorrow’s my birthday? Fist pump for being past money hemorrhaging holidays, my birthday, and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump The Art of Paying Bills from DINKS Finance Why You Need a Budget If You’re Broke from Beating Broke 8 Money Challenges For The New Year! from Budgets Are Sexy When […] Read more »

My Financial Goals for 2020

Another year is coming to an end, and as many people do I’m setting some goals for the new year. This list of goals is purely financial, aimed at my financial position being better at the end of 2020 than it is now. I’ll review the progress of my goals every three months so you can help hold me accountable. Here’s my list of financial goals for 2020: Increase Emergency Fund In addition to the standard reasons for having an emergency fund, our appliances and vehicles are aging. I won’t replace them if I don’t have to, but if I’m […] Read more »

Hidden Gems of Nevada

  With regards to Nevada, one can think of the Bellagio or one can think of homely and yet fun properties like the Nugget Reno. The vast majority consider Reno or the captivating Las Vegas, which is loaded with betting, showgirls, and lavish lodgings. Be that as it may, there’s a calmer side to this grand state with no lack of Nevada natural beauty awaiting to welcome you with open arms. Regardless of whether you are in the state for a day, end of the week, or whole week, escape from the groups and visit some of these flawless concealed […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/20/2019

I’m hosting Christmas with my family this weekend.  I’m looking forward to seeing my parents, as well as my brother and his family. We plan to watch some football, eat some food, and play games together. How about you, EOD Nation, are you seeing family this weekend for the holidays?  If so, make sure you get in your weekend money motivation first! Fist pump for family, the holidays, and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Three Ways to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards from Beating Broke Do you ever USE your Emergency Fund? What for? […] Read more »

Why do the price action traders lose money?

  Price action trading strategy is one of the most effective ways to make a profit in the Forex market. You can use the same concept of price action trading strategy to trade the major stock market. However, many price action traders often get confused about this strategy since they lose a big portion of their investment. Many novice traders often say a price action trading system is nothing but a waste of money. If you want to make some big progress, make sure you are not trading the market just like the losers. Let’s learn about the most common […] Read more »

What Are The Costs Of Euthanizing A Family Pet

We unexpectedly had to put one of our cats to sleep last week. She was over 16 years old and had lived a good life, but due to some health issues it was time to say goodbye. Even in times of grief, there are financial decisions to keep in mind. There are several costs associated with euthanizing a cat, and the total cost of doing so depends on how you want to deal with the remains of your furry family member. Below are the costs associated with euthanizing our cat and are meant only as an example as costs will […] Read more »

Why online personal finance software is a must for everyone

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Wherever you look nowadays, it’s hard to escape media stories of the rising cost of living and people acquiring larger quantities of debt. It can seem that the majority of people are finding themselves with ever-increasing amounts of the month left at the end of their money. A stark change from decades gone by. Debt as a Short-Term Solution To make their money last longer, people are regularly turning to debt to plug the hole in their cashflow. This can be problematic, particularly in the long term. Martin Lewis, the legendary Money Saving Expert, regularly states that “debt is not […] Read more »