Posts filed under: Smart Money

  • Budget Wedding | How to have a beautiful wedding on a budget
A beautiful budget wedding might seem like the stuff of dreams but it is possible. Make your budget wedding a reality by using these tips from the experts. See how to save money on everything from your wedding invitations to...
  • how to cope with forced retirement
Coping With an Unexpected or Forced Retirement For some, it begins with a conversation with a boss who seems unusually cheerful as he or she highlights the benefits of leaving the company now. For others, it’s the culmination of months...
  • How to live on half your income - the no BS guide
Wondering how to live on half of your income? Earn more. No, I’m not being facetious. If you’re on minimum wage and barely covering the absolute essentials, you can’t live on 50% of your income. That’s just simple math. How...
  • Free budget printables to help you take control of your money
Don’t wait for the New Year, or adverse circumstances to motivate you to get your finances in order. Choose from the free budget printables listed below and get started today. There are many different types and styles of budget printables available so...
  • Awesome ways to live better on less money
I admit it. Sometimes I can be a real cheapskate. Spending less money than I make is important to me. Frugal sounds better but the truth is sometimes cheapskate is closer to reality. I try to stick to being frugal, which...
  • Get DEBT FREE Strategies | Getting out of debt is a goal worth striving for. Less stress. More control over your life. Try this one trick first...
Get debt free strategies that really work! All debt sucks but probably the worst kind of debt is credit card debt. It is possibly the worst, most insidious debt trap that works hard to keep its victims ensnared. Not only...
  • A well stocked pantry provides choices beyond just-in-time logistics. It also saves you money, time and headaches in an emergency.
A well stocked pantry is valuable for many reasons, right? Trouble is, lots of people don’t know where to start when they decide to build their own pantry stockpile. It can be expensive and confusing. But, it doesn’t have to...
  • Money saving life hacks help you spend less on stuff that doesn't matter so you can spend more on the stuff that does. Life is too short to sacrifice the fun stuff.
These money saving life hacks will help you spend less on stuff that doesn’t really matter so you can save or spend more on the stuff that does matter. When money is tight you have two choices spend less or...
  • Financial resolutions worth keeping! Stick to these seven personal finance basics and you're well on your way to an awesome new year.
Stick to these financial resolutions and the new year is guaranteed to be awesome! *** This post contains affiliate links. *** Generally, I do my best to avoid making new year’s resolutions. It’s too easy to turn the prospect of...
Running out of gift ideas for that minimalist loved one who is, therefore, impossible to buy for? Let’s face it, we all have at least one of those people in our social sphere. Sometimes, they’re naturally frugal so their standard response to...