Why the Frugal Get Fit: How Fitness Can Help You Save Big

Photo Credit: thephotagraphymuse This is a guest post written by Pam Greene. Bob was overweight as a child. He continued to gain weight throughout his life until he weighed almost four hundred pounds. When he was in his early 60s, he caught a cold. The cold turned into pneumonia and from there his health took a deathly downward spiral. His kidneys started shutting down. He had congestive heart failure. For a week, he was on death’s door in the intensive care unit in the hospital. Doctors worked feverishly to save his life. Miraculously, they did. Bob never regained his full […] Read more »

Homemade Wedding Tips and Benefits for 2011

Are you planning a wedding in 2011? The first biggest test of a successful marriage is planning the wedding. Why? Because the costs involved from hall to caterer to flowers can sometimes be ridiculous and spark unnecessary drama between the parties. Furthermore, new couples don’t want to start off their lives together in debt, especially when the average wedding price tag is anywhere from $26,000 and up. That said, hopefully the lucky couple has enough time to do advanced research and find the most affordable answers to all their needs. Read more »

Saving Money on Renter’s Insurance

Photo Credit: kowaleski This is a guest post by Jeff Orloff. Cutting insurance altogether is never a good idea, even when you are trying to save money. Unfortunately, one of the biggest myths when it comes to insurance is that renters insurance isn’t necessary so many people take a pass in order to budget that money for something else even if it means leaving the possessions you have accumulated over your lifetime unprotected from theft or disaster. When it comes to renter’s insurance, there are many ways you can cut costs so that your possessions are protected while staying within […] Read more »

5 DIY Ideas Not Worth Doing Yourself

This is a guest post written by Isabella York. When we moved into our current house, the ugly and ripped linoleum in the kitchen immediately jumped out at me as an item that just had to go. I have no idea how old it was, but it had obviously seen decades of foot traffic, kitchen spills and dirt. Every morning I would make my morning coffee and look at the ugly linoleum floor that was just begging to be replaced. I’ve always been my own handy person. It just didn’t seem to make sense to pay someone to do a […] Read more »

How To Dress Nicely On A Budget

This is a guest post by David Bakke Photo Credit: beckyjohns7 Up until recently, I always had the luxury of having the majority of my clothes purchased for me, either by my mom when I was younger, my wife when I was “grown up,” and by family and friends during the gift-giving holidays. I know, it sounds like I’m really spoiled or something, but in actuality, all of these close people in my life have always enjoyed shopping for clothes for me. Yup, I’m a pretty fortunate guy! However, my wife got a full-time job two years ago that made […] Read more »

Teaching Kids About Money – Here’s What Helps

Photo Credit: Memory_Freak This is a guest post written by Clair Schwan. I can’t say that I have a lot of experience with kids, but I have a lot of experience with money, and part of my childhood involved what I thought was a good training program about the value of money and how it might best be handled. I had four of the best teachers I could possibly ask for – two grandparents who were young adults in the Great Depression, and two parents who grew up in it and struggled through the challenging economic times surrounding World War […] Read more »

5 Money Lessons I Learned From My Chiropractor

Guest Post by: Kris Bickell. Photo Credit: Podknox If you’ve ever had back pain, you know that it is a constant struggle. Some days you feel free good. Other days you feel the pain. And you’re always only one stumble, bump, or bend from another painful episode. Unfortunately, for many people it’s the same with money and credit card debt – you have good days, and bad days, but you’re just one unexpected car repair bill, medical expense, or home repair from more financial pain. Sure, the bills may disappear for a while, but the struggle to pay off your […] Read more »

Tips on Finding You the Right Auto Insurance Coverage

This is a guest post from a recent series of three from the folks at 21st Century Insurance. Make sure you are insured, but most importantly make sure you have the right coverage for you! While there are a plethora of options for auto insurance coverage, it can be tough to find the right provider that works best for you when you need to make that auto insurance claim. But they’re out there. However, the right coverage can’t find you if you don’t go out and look for it. If you’re not sure what discounts you may deserve on your […] Read more »

7 Tips on Saving Money on Your Auto Insurance Without the Risk!

This is a guest post from the folks at 21st Century Insurance. Perfect timing too because I just renewed my auto insurance and saved myself by using two of the below methods. My total savings for 6 months of coverage dropped by nearly $50. I raised my deductible and change my coverage to better reflect our situation. $50 may not seem like much, but it brought our final insurance quote below $400 for the six month term. I’ve been paying over $400 since I have been with my provider so I was really excited to hear it dropped some more. […] Read more »

Why I Hate Free Money

Hey guys! I was planning on writing a post for you today, but as I started writing a really bad thunderstorm hit us. My power is flickering and there’s no telling whether or not we will lose our power. Instead of taking a chance I thought I would share this great guest post from my buddy Chris Moore from Fickle Finance. I am back from vacation and our family has finally fully recovered from bronchitis so I am hoping to post a little more regularly. Things have been crazy to say the least. Show Chris some love and I will […] Read more »

The Power of Momentum

This is a guest post written by Jesse from Personal Finance Firewall. For those of you that haven’t heard, Brad, a few other bloggers around here, and I joined a weight loss challenge back in May. The challenge was to lose as much weight as possible within a three month time span. The prize was great, and the excitement fueled us. Brad, along with every other member of the five man team, jumped right into the challenge and started pumping iron, playing hockey and hiking up mountainsides..it was and still is an incredible group to be a part of. I […] Read more »

Why The Heck Do You Need Life Insurance Anyway?

This is a guest post from Aaron at Clarifinancial. I was emailing with Brad last week when he suggested I write a guest post. “It would be nice to share with my readers the importance of getting life insurance to begin with,” he said. With that goal in mind, I’m going to try to tap into some of that Brad-passion to explain to you why the heck you need life insurance anyway. I normally ramble in some emotional deep-water metaphor type of stuff, so this will be different. Look, you make money, you own things, and (if you’re reading this […] Read more »

Tips on Keeping Your Car Insurance Rate

This is a guest post from the folks at 21st Century Insurance. We are all required to have auto insurance, so it’s nice to know what we need to do in order to keep ourselves from spending more money than we have to. My favorite tip is the last one, mainly because I know I am guilty of assuming. In fact, when my insurance is set to renew I plan on asking for a better rate! 😀 Keep your Car Insurance rate where it belongs. If you’re like many of us, car insurance represents a big chunk of your household […] Read more »