Generally speaking, we all want to be physically healthier, and we all want to be more financially fit. Gains in both those spheres really boost our enjoyment of life, but attaining both those goals at the same time can seem intimidating. Can you save money and stay healthy? Do the two go hand-in-hand, or do they butt heads? Read on to learn about ways that will help you improve both your bodily and fiscal fitness. Continue Reading
It can be tough to make a living in a creative field – but living a creative life can be so expensive! Oh, the irony. We get it… so today we’re sharing some tips on how to live your best life on an artist’s budget.
1. Use your local library
I can’t even fathom the amount of money I’ve saved by using my local library over the years. First, there’s the obvious one… borrow non-fiction books for inspiration, DVDs, music CDs, novels, etc. Continue Reading
Who doesn't love to travel? Even if it's for one overnight stay, a quick vacation is good for the soul. There's a common misconception about the cost of travel and that vacationing is only for the wealthy, but you can have a good time for less! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you plan a smashing vacation on a budget!
1. Airfare/Transportation – A novice jetsetter might think to quickly just check out sites like Travelocity or Expedia, but you can find better deals on airfare through sites like Cheaptickets.com Continue Reading
The allure of an old home? Definitely the charm and character. Old homes were built to last, the materials are usually higher quality, and the handmade details just can't be found in new developer builds. My husband and I have more than ten years of professional and personal experience in renovating old homes. We are not experts, but we are professionals, and I would love to share a few things we have learned from renovating old homes. Continue Reading
Clamping down on spending during tough economic times often means letting go of some extras, particularly some pleasant, but technically unnecessary, personal care products. So Gomestic offers this solution: don’t buy them at all. Make ’em.
With recipes from DIY facial astringent to playdough and houseplant fertilizer, you can continue to have the things that make your life a little more beautiful.
- Facial Astringent
- Facial Scrub
- Laundry Stain Pre-soak
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Houseplant Fertilizer
- Brass and Copper Polish
The Urban Vegan offers some excellent ideas to save money and prevent food waste. The tips are intended for vegans, so that means that they can apply to everyone…unless you manage to survive on nothing but meat.
1. Bake your own bread.
2. Freeze your assets.
3. Cook beans from scratch and freeze them in ziplock bags.
4. Consider the long-term financial implications of organic.
5. Make your own faux meats.
6. Pack your own lunch. Continue Reading
It seems that this list would better titled, “Nine Things for a Billionaire to Buy For You, If You Happen to Be on a Billionaire's Christmas List”… Still, an interesting look at the excess of the holidays.
1. A ride around town: Bugatti Veyron $2 MM
2.Something for that empty wall: Modern Art $8 MM+
3. A bath toy: A Super Yacht up to $200 MM – $300 MM
4. Some beach gear: A Submarine $80 MM
First, read this post from my good friend, BadBadIvy.
A group sale is better then selling alone. More stuff draws more traffic.
Do not bad-mouth your items
Be willing to bargain, but be less flexible at the start.
This year, author J.D., fresh from a neighborhood garage sale weekend, offers 10 new tips, like:
Display items to their advantage. Continue Reading