Consider the Cost of Living Before Your Big Move

Are you considering moving to another city? Well before jumping up and calling a moving truck, make sure you consider the cost of living in that area.

Items like the cost of food, gas, home, doctors etc. are important to consider when looking into a new city. Use this cost of living comparison calculator to compare a wide list of items in your current city to that of a new location. As you will see, different cities have different prices on certain goods and services.

Also when looking at the cost comparison of different items, be sure to consider things that pertain to you. For instance, if you are not one to go to the salon very often, then that should not be an item on the list that should weigh too heavily on your decision. If you go to the movie theatre often and always pick up a newspaper, then maybe the cost of movie tickets and the price of the paper in that area should be something you compare.

As you will see, the cost of living is something you should definitely consider! For instance, if you are a recent college graduate looking to move to a new location, remember that prices of items in the college area may be a lot cheaper than in a big city! These changes in price must be planned for in your budget. Continue reading “Consider the Cost of Living Before Your Big Move”

Take Advantage of the Summertime to Save on Education

Are you, or do you have, a college student that is trying to receive a degree but running out of funds to pay for education? Well, the summer is an optimal time to save money on an education. Summer classes are less than half the cost of fall or spring semester classes. Also, taking summer classes will put you ahead on class hours and closer to graduation. The earlier you graduate the less money you are dishing out on tuition.

Summer classes are usually offered in two sessions, the beginning of summer or towards the end of summer, and last about six weeks. So don’t think that you won’t have any breaks whatsoever! Continue reading “Take Advantage of the Summertime to Save on Education”

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Graduate

Receiving a graduation invitation in the mail should be an exciting time, not a time to stress about gifts and money. Just because you receive an invitation does not mean you are receiving an invite to spend a lot of money! Here are some great gift ideas for the frugal buyer that any recent grad would enjoy – and will also not burn a hole in your pocketbook!

  • Make something! Often times gifts that are made, not bought can be more sentimental and touching than anything money can buy. Consider making a photo album or scrapbook of the recent grads memories over the past few years of high school or college!
  • Create a gift basket. Sometimes buying multiple inexpensive items actually looks like more than one large gift. Make a gift basket for the grad including essentials for their plans post graduation (if a high school grad has college in the new future, stock them up with inexpensive dorm accessories, notebooks, pencils and study treats!) Continue reading “Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Graduate”

Save on Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away now. Want to get mom a great gift but stay within your budget? Well check out! Overstock is a great source for gifts at a highly discounted price. From anything like shoes to kitchenware, jewelry to bedding, they have it! This online store also offers many promotions during certain times of the year, like free shipping … Continue reading Save on Mom This Mother’s Day