Most major cities around the world offer great public transportation options. Whether it’s trains, buses, ferries or something else, there is often plenty of money to be saved by making use of these facilities rather than using your car.
Relocating is one of the most stressful events modern people face. Statistics show us that moving is rated as more stressful than any other life event (that you plan for) such as having a baby, starting a new job or getting married. Despite the stress, 35 million Americans move each year and there are several ways to minimize the stress on your finances.
For many families the cost of childcare is just one of those expenses that is a necessary evil in order to have enough money to pay the bills. Unfortunately the cost of childcare can be super expensive, so expensive that some people are actually better off staying at home to look after their kids than they are going to work when you take tax benefits into consideration.
It’s important to consider your options before making a decision. The following are some of the things my wife and I thought about in regards to childcare.
While many Americans overspend to get the “next thing”, not all of us can afford to impulse buy our way through life. Even If you don’t overspend, there are still necessities for every size family that can break your budget. A great way to reduce those costs is to swap clothes, electronics and other stuff within your community. In our modern world, there are even more options to choose from!
It sounds simple right – track your money so you know where it’s going and so you can see how well you are sticking to your budget. Yet despite how simple it may sound, so many people still don’t track their spending at all.
I’m a big believer in making a little bit more food for dinner and then eating leftovers for lunch the next day – it’s just so simple and such a easy way to save yourself money.
Last week Brad spoke about how cooking your own meals was a great way to save money, and he also briefly touched on eating leftovers. Today I want to go into leftovers in more detail to really emphasize the point on just how much money you can save by utilizing leftovers.