Budgeting, building, fooding and other tips for those of us with champagne taste on a beer budget

Budgeting, building, fooding and other tips for those of us with champagne taste on a beer budget

Category: Budgeting

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

There’s a lot of advice out there on money mistakes, savings, how to get rich.  Why not add a few more tips to your tool kit for saving money?  Here are some money mistakes to avoid in your 20s. Money Mistake #1:  Not Socking Away […]

What’s the best lawnmower?

What’s the best lawnmower?

In my opinion, any lawnmower with a Honda engine. They purr so lovely as they sip gas and I know that with proper maintenance it will run until everything else rusts and falls apart around it. My lawnmower is not a Honda, it’s a Husqvarna. […]

Own a boat for free – practically.

Own a boat for free – practically.

Nichole and I owned a 20-foot ski boat for 5 years and we sold it for $200 less than we bought it for. The trick; we took our time, went through Craigslist, and did our research. We took check lists for inspecting the boat; made […]

How to manage your remodel contractor

How to manage your remodel contractor

Not all contractors are going to treat you fairly or with respect. Shocking eh? Make sure you do your research and explain what you want them to do — exactly what you want them to do.  If they don’t, stand firm and have them fix […]

Avoiding the Suck – of a remodel

Avoiding the Suck – of a remodel

For most, when we look at damaged linoleum or broken tile in our home, we can agree that it sucks. Then, when we think of replacing it with our own sweat (maybe some blood), we think that it will suck more. Here’s some ways to […]

What to do with all those baby clothes they outgrow so quickly

What to do with all those baby clothes they outgrow so quickly

With our son, we were fortunate to get lots of hand-me-downs, gifts, and borrowed clothes, swaddles and infant items.  But I admit I got a little out of control nesting and buying cute items at thrift stores and on clearance.  I then realized how quickly […]

My most favorite way to earn free money – www.ebates.com cash back!

My most favorite way to earn free money – www.ebates.com cash back!

If you haven’t heard of www.ebates.com, I have a budget treat for you! I first discovered www.ebates.com in November of 2010.  Ebates is one of the easiest ways I save money when shopping online.  Ebates has worked some magic to receive commissions from hundreds of different […]