Category: Lifestyle

Budgeting for Homeowner Costs Saves You Money

It’s incredible how much money simply having a budget can save you. You probably know approximately what your monthly costs are, and you understand how much money you need to get by. Actually sitting down and laying out a budget can really save you some money though. When you look at the hard numbers on… Read more »

Is Your Spring Cleaning Checklist Ready?

Spring is always a welcome sight as the cold weather starts to turn and leaving the sanctuary of your home becomes a more enticing option. Many people participate in a spring cleaning because it gives them a chance to get rid of the winter malaise, along with any unwanted stuff. Are you spring cleaning your… Read more »

Are You Saving Money on Heating and Cooling?

Everyone loves saving money, especially when it doesn’t involve a huge lifestyle change. If you’re a homeowner looking to save some money on a monthly basis, start with your utilities. Are they running as efficiently as they could be? By taking a few steps on a daily or monthly basis, you can often improve the… Read more »

How Homeownership Affects Your Lifestyle

Buying a home is often presented as the logical next step in a series of big life events. You graduate from school, build your career, potentially meet a partner, and then you buy a home. While there are a number of benefits to purchasing a home of your own, it’s not necessarily something everyone should… Read more »

Set Homeowner Resolutions for 2020

The new year is just around the corner — are you making any resolutions? You can stick with classic choices like, “I’m going to exercise more,” or “I’m going to learn to play the guitar,” but you may want to broaden your scope. While you’re working on some personal resolutions, consider making some resolutions as… Read more »

Can Clean Living Lead to Savings?

Everyone is looking for ways to save money while working toward major goals like homeownership or retirement. The small habitual changes that you make can lead to a steady, positive financial impact. You may not have realized, but your savings goals may actually lineup with your lifestyle and wellness goals. Clean living may actually help… Read more »

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

The end of the year presents an excellent opportunity to spend time with friends and family. If you’re hosting your loved ones for some holiday entertaining, it can be tempting to go all out, but a big holiday celebration can get expensive quickly. That’s bad news if you’re working with a tight budget or you’re… Read more »

The Benefits of Vacationing at Home

The word “staycation” is kind of obnoxious, but the idea is actually great. Travel costs often make up a huge portion of your vacation expense pie chart. If you can eliminate travel costs, it leaves more budget for fun activities, or creates an opportunity to help you save money. Sometimes, if you absolutely have to… Read more »

Are You Grocery Shopping the Smart Way?

“Smart grocery shopping” isn’t a reference to ordering apps or self-driving carts, but rather to the savviness with which you approach your weekly shopping list. Groceries are a necessity, and choosing to buy groceries and prepare food at home is a great way to save yourself money on a monthly basis. The truly smart grocery… Read more »