After working full-time for months (even years) without a well-earned break, it’s essential that we take a few days to step back and decompress. But sometimes, the prospect of actually going somewhere for a proper vacation seems financially impossible: airfare, lodging and food for a mere week out of town can add up quickly.
Camping trips are the most affordable way to take a vacation. Here are a few tips for keeping costs low if you’re planning on spending some time in the great outdoors this summer.
With July 4th right around the corner, a lot of us are planning to celebrate the anniversary of American independence by having over friends and family for a party. Whether it’s a yearly tradition or your first time hosting, here are some easy ways to make sure that your Independence Day extravaganza is both fun and affordable.
For many of us, spring cleaning is intimidating, either because it’s costly or takes up too much time. But cleaning and re-organizing your home can go a long way towards revitalizing both your domestic life and your savings. Here are a few quick, simple tips for saving and even making money when embarking on this seasonal adventure:
If you’re having a tough time-saving money despite putting your best foot forward, it might be time to reevaluate your day-to-day lifestyle choices. Some habits–like buying lunch instead of making one before going to work–might cost very little on an individual basis, but will add up over time, and can cost you up to thousands of dollars over the course of a year.
There’s just no way around it. Envy and desire are problems that mankind has grappled with for as long as we can remember. Today, that struggle is captured most commonly in the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)–social media and the internet give us the chance to vicariously experience the curated lives of our friends and acquaintances, and to imagine what our lives would be like if only we had bought this gadget or gone to that destination.
How do banks make money from consumers? Surprise, surprise: it turns out that miscellaneous fees are a massive revenue driver for the retail banking industry.