Save Money When Eating Out!

Last week we discussed how to save money on groceries and home-cooked meals. Now take into consideration these tips and save when dining out as well!

  • Learn to share – Did you realize that if you share a meal you actually cut your bill in half? Just ask your server if it is alright to split the meal (some restaurants may charge a small split plate fee of two or three dollars). Most restaurants will bring the meal out on two separate plates. This is a great way to get two meals for the price of one! Continue reading “Save Money When Eating Out!”

Save on Food and Groceries!

Food is a major budget category for most. Try these tips to cut back on your food expenses: Cook whenever you can. The money spent on one meal out can generally fund several days of home-cooked meals. (there are some great cookbooks for quick, easy meals, like The 5:30 Challenge – which claims each recipe requires 5 ingredients or less, and only 30-minutes to prepare.) … Continue reading Save on Food and Groceries!

Don’t Buy Textbooks, Rent!

Now that we are beginning to settle in to the new semester, you are probably sure which books you do need and do not need to buy. Well, in fact, you don’t need to buy any books at all!

Chegg.com is a great resource for renting books for classes. They even allow you to rent for a quarter of a semester, a whole semester or 60-days. The fewer amount of days you will need to have the book rented, the cheaper the rental price is! This site also allows a 30-day “any reason” guarantee. If for any reason you drop a course or do not need the book anymore, you can return it for your full money back! Continue reading “Don’t Buy Textbooks, Rent!”

Become Financially Healthy in 2010

One of the most increasingly popular New Year’s resolutions year after year is to become financially healthy, while at the same time money worries for many Americans have also steadily increased. Have you made a resolution to save money in the New Year? It is only February, but have you already started breaking it? If so we are going to list some steps to help you keep your resolution and stay on track to financial freedom.

With only one month behind us, you still have plenty time to become financially healthy in 2010. Here are some tips to help you stay with your resolution and see a change in your finances this year:

  • Write down your goals. Putting your goals down in writing is a great starting point and also a good reminder of what you are trying to achieve and how to do so. By putting your goals on paper first, you will have a clear representation of what you must do to achieve these goals and are more likely to stick to it. Continue reading “Become Financially Healthy in 2010”