You Just Can’t Live in Budget Hell With This Kind of Guilt

Budgets suck. Most budgets are really just a page of lies. They fail because they are not built on any sort of financial balance but instead seem to be driven more by spending guilt. Somehow the impression is that people who go without “unnecessary” expenses are somehow purer or better at managing their money. Hogwash. … Read more

I’m in Love With PillPack Saving Me Time and Money on Prescriptions

Dealing with increasing prescription costs for medication is an issue for many. I know my personal monthly costs have been rising over the years. I wanted to let you know about a very interesting company PillPack.com. PillPack is now an Amazon-owned company. Walmart was hot and heavy to purchase them as well but lost out. … Read more

Walmart and Kroger are Testing New Store Shelf Electronic Price Tags

Here is an interesting look at some tests at Walmart with new electronic labels for pricing information in their grocery section. Kroger has also been testing new label ideas to make shopping easier. rame> I would expect in just a few years that electronic product labels will become standard. Eventually, it would not be impossible … Read more

Two Simple Things You Can Do to Save Money at the Grocery Store

I received a very nice tip from Robert Custer on how to save money at the grocery store. Thanks for sending this in. It’s great information to refresh ourselves with. If you’ve got a good tip to share, send it in. Robert’s Tip Robert said, “When you buy groceries at the grocery store of your … Read more

Just 38 Percent of Consumers Say They Go the Extra Mile to Save Every Penny They Can on Expenses

Just 38 percent of consumers are savvy savers and say they save every penny possible on expenses, according to a recent survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling. Thirty-seven percent of respondents save if the savings is significant, while almost 25 percent either feel saving isn’t worth the effort or they are not willing to live … Read more

10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Self Storage

Americans buy – and keep – a lot of stuff. That’s made self-storage a $24 billion industry, according to its major trade group, the Self Storage Association. According to the SSA, 84 percent of all U.S. counties have at least one self-storage facility. It’s been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real-estate industry … Read more

To Coupon, or Not to Coupon. My Wallet Wants to Know.

To coupon, or not to coupon. They try to suck me in with all their buzz words. Double and triple coupons, points towards free gas, 2/$5 and 10/$10. It’s hard not to get lured in by the coupon pushers who want you to subscribe to their clipping service, or the desperate newspaper salesman trying to … Read more

How to Save Easy Money While Doing The Dreaded Cleaning

Cleaning. It’s something we all have to face at some point. Why is it that a bottle of generic cleaner that contains who knows what tends to eat up so much of my grocery budget? I am a self-proclaimed neat freak. Ask anyone who has visited my home and they will concur. I can’t help … Read more

Three Ways I Made $3,200 in Less Than 10 Minutes. You Can Too.

I write about debt issues all the time. I’ve done it for decades. Truly the best way to deal with digging yourself out of a financial hole is to adjust the balance of your money coming in and your dollars going out. It is a fact of life that every dollar saved in expenses is … Read more

Saving Easy Money As a College Student

Heading off to college for the first time or just another semester is a prime time to either unload your wallet or engage in some deep debt acquisition. But before you just spend, spend, spend there are some really simple and easy money saving tips that case ease the pain up to 35%. It can … Read more

Inexpensive Wines and Student Loans – Ask Steve – Episode 1

This week on Ask Steve I answer reader and viewer questions on how to find an inexpensive wine and what to do about student loans if you are unemployed. In the first question my team and I tasted ten of the least expensive wines in an attempt to find some good deals for little money. … Read more

Buying Scratch and Dent Appliances to Save Money

I’m looking to replace some appliances in my kitchen. Mine are old and on their last legs. The trouble is that I really can’t afford new appliances and I don’t want to put them on my credit card. I’ve heard that you can get great deals on ‘scratch and dent’ appliances. But, I don’t know … Read more