Money-Saving Hacks for Non-Cheapskates

I was recently viciously attacked for my post, 87 Extreme Cheapskate Money Saving Hacks — not really, but a little dramatics are always fun. Someone left a comment stating that in all of these 87 money-saving ideas, none were original. While I could argue the fact that if this person had heard all of these tips before, why were they still broke? But that’s beside the point. Maybe. Nonetheless, I kind of get it which is why I have tried to steer clear of “cheapskate” talk. So what about us non-cheapskates of the world? How can you see results in your money-saving capabilities without dumpster diving? Lemme break it down.

How I Paid Off Debt by Blogging About Paying Off Debt

We started our debt-free journey…I guess you could say over 4 years ago. After moving into a big house, we quickly realized we weren’t spending our time or money in the areas of our lives that held the most value to us. So, we downsized. After we moved into our smaller home and reduced our cost of living we were determined to learn how to get our money under control once and for all. Here’s how we paid off debt and how blogging about paying off debt actually helped us do it faster.

Ideas for Starting an Online Business Right Where You’re At

In the midst of Stay at Home orders, the entire world is starting to slowly become aware of the wide world of online business. Those days of people asking me how in the world I make money with a blog are more frequent and more aggressive. The thing is, blogging isn’t for everyone. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an entire world of online business opportunities you can start right where you’re at. That means low cost, start today kind of business. So if you’ve been curious about what you can do, I’ve broken it down to help you get started.

3 Ways Covid-19 Could Help You Save More Money

First, it’s important to remember that I am a relentless optimist. This means every single day of quarantine I have done my best to keep my vibes high and worked to look for the good in every area of my life. Even Covid-19. Times are shaky right now, that’s for sure. BUT some major shifts are taking place that can benefit you greatly! Here are my three faves!

3 Mindset Shifts to Help You Stockpile Cash Instead of Charmin

Alright, so I know deep down our human instincts keep us hard-wired for survival. We stockpile TP during crisis like a squirrel stockpiles acorns before winter. I don’t know if squirrels get in full-on brawls like 2 stay at home moms in the Charmin aisle of Costco. But that’s beside the point. While our survival instincts have kept us in check for centuries, there is a key element we are missing out on and it’s causing us all way more stress than necessary and making us miss out on the bigger picture items…like cash. Actually, it’s what cash can afford us. Now, this isn’t going to be your typical “money hack” type post. But just hear me out…

Our Family Downsized and Lowered Our Cost of Living by $40,000 per Year

Have you ever felt like the harder you try to get something the harder it is to actually get? Like when you spent the first 3 years of high school trying to be your sexiest self to reel in someone of the opposite sex. Then your senior year you decided to just give up and have fun when all of a sudden you meet a special someone? Of course, this is an example, but I’m hoping you know what I mean. Well, that’s kind of how this worked for my family and I. For years we wanted more money. We stressed over lack of money. Then, one day we decided to put our focus on other things and one day we woke up and realized we had generated $40,000 … on accident. The thing is, you can do it on purpose. Here’s how…