7 Ways to Avoid Impulsive and Compulsive Spending

Impulse Buying

Do you often spend more than you’d like? Here’s everything you need to know about impulsive vs. compulsive spending. We all make unplanned purchases from time to time. It can be as simple as doing groceries while you’re hungry and picking up something extra you

Why You Should Stop Buying Toys For Kids Now

kids new toys stop

I don’t like buying my kids toys; I just don’t. It’s not me being frugal; I don’t like it when my kids get more toys from other people either. I’m not saying kids shouldn’t have toys in general, but they shouldn’t have so many.  Take

Cheap vs Frugal: Are You Being Cheap? Find Out Now!

Cheap vs Frugal

I’m not cheap, I’m frugal. Many people don’t think there is a difference between the two, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are in fact a lot of major differences between being cheap vs frugal. While they might not be obvious to

Frugal Major League Baseball Teams – Post Season Edition


Friday Fun Post #3 coming in hot! Previously I wrote about the most frugal Major League Baseball teams. This wasn’t solely based on spending, but how that spending amounted to winning in the regular season. But, teams aren’t going out there to say they had

Stop Wasting Money on Your Summer Vacation, Do This Instead


Ah, summer. A season most of us look forward to for one reason or another. Maybe it’s the long days, the weather, or lack of school. What most people look forward to the most is the crown jewel of wasteful spending and the sworn enemy

10 Frugal Things to Do With 10 Dollars

10 Dollars

. For some uses of 10 dollars, it’s all about what you can do with 10 dollars now, others what that 10 dollars will do for you down the road. Mr. Alexander Hamilton would argue that it’s important to understand that even an amount as low as 10 dollars can make an impact on our lives in a positive way, here are a few examples of what you can do with only 10 dollars.

Future Budget Planning – Rising Expenses Ahead

Understanding your expenses is a major part of financial planning. Regardless of your situation, it’s crucial to understand your monthly cash flow and do some budgeting. This allows for a reliable budget setup and realistic spending habits. Once you undertand your current financial needs and

Are Video Games a Waste of Money…Does Mario Lose to Bowser?

Money gaming

Welcome to the first installment of what I’ll be calling “Friday Fun Posts”. Every so often I’ll blog about another one of my interests. I’ll try to keep them loosely related to finance, but they’ll be a bit more light-hearted and fun to read. Enjoy!

Why More Money Isn’t the Answer to Your Problems


We all want to make more money. Why not, right? With a few more bucks, you could pay off your loan or credit card bill currently racking up interest. That rainy day or college fund could finally be set up, and that big dream purchase