baking bread at home is a good quarantine money habit

Hang On to These Quarantine Money Habits

Our lives have changed in so many ways over the last several months, and we can expect more changes as we all adapt to a “new normal.” For many, there’s been a radical shift for the better in how we look at spending and saving money. And these quarantine money habits are worth continuing, even when all the lockdowns are eventually lifted. Let...


How to Save On Utilities When Working from Home

Now that many Americans have been working from home for months, some have been surprised by the higher utility bills that result. But it stands to reason that being home all day and working online would result in higher electric bills, while frequent hand washing and running the dishwasher every day has caused water bills to spike. Here’s how you...


stretch your food budget with a garden

Stretch Your Food Budget by Planting a Garden

You probably already know that cooking your meals at home is one of the best ways to save money. But did you know you could save even more by growing some of your own produce? Planting and maintaining a garden is a great way to stretch your food budget. Plus, tending a garden is relaxing and you’ll love the feeling of accomplishment that comes fr...


The Best Things to Buy from Presidents Day Sales

Whether or not you get the day off, the Presidents Day weekend is always full of money-saving offers on a wide range of consumer goods. It’s a great time to shop and save money on both small and big-ticket items. But remember, nothing is a good deal unless it’s something you really need and were going to purchase anyway. With that in mind, let...


woman on the phone to negotiate lower bills

6 Bills You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

We love a good side hustle for making some extra cash. But did you know there might be extra money to add back into your budget hiding in plain sight? It might not be common knowledge, but many routine bills are up for negotiation. In many cases, all it takes is a few minutes of research and a phone call to cut your monthly bills or achieve a lower...


an organized pantry helps minimize food waste

5 Ways to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

If you feel like you end up throwing away more food than you eat, you’re not alone. Worldwide, more than one-third of all food produced ends up spoiled or thrown away. As Americans, we throw away as much as 40% of the food we buy. This ultimately ends up in landfills, producing methane emissions, which contribute to climate change — yikes! So n...