Healthcare costs in the US are astronomical and continue to rise. Even with decent insurance, most of us have deductibles and co-pays and it all adds up. The less we have to go to the doctor, the better. The best way to avoid illness and disease is to live a healthy lifestyle. While even the healthiest lifestyle can't guarantee you'll never need medical care, it can certainly … [Read more...] about A Healthy Lifestyle Can Save Thousands of Dollars
Eating at restaurants is expensive and anyone on a budget knows that this is one luxury that all experts say to give up. While I agree with that, I also know that sometimes we either need to dine out or we just really want to. When you find yourself in that situation, here are 12 things to remember that can save you money. 1. Don't order appetizers. Entree portion … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Save Money at Restaurants
When we have busy lives and crazy schedules, eating healthy meals at home can become a real chore. But, eating out is expensive and often unhealthy, so it's not the best alternative. A meal planner can help! One of the best ways to reduce reliance on fast food and take-out and other restaurant food is to meal plan. It's simple really. One day a week, sit down and plan what you … [Read more...] about Free Weekly Meal Planner!
It seems that the majority of people get paid every two weeks, but that has rarely been the case for me. Most of my jobs have been paid once per month. Since I’m not married, there was never another person in the family getting paid every couple of weeks to help offset this once per month paycheck. Months can feel really long when you are only paid once per month. I’ve … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Budgeting Better When You are Paid Once Per Month
When people think of the whole college experience, they usually think about a traditional four-year college. They think of dorm rooms and fraternity and sorority parties. They think of driving their kids off to school in the fall and having a tearful goodbye and then experiencing empty-nest syndrome. But in terms of affordable college, this is not the best way to go unless your … [Read more...] about Looking for an Affordable College? Send Your Child to Community College