Smart Spending

Smart spending is all about using your money wisely — it is about reducing your expenses and making good buying decisions. Basically, these articles cover everything you need to know to make the most of your money. Additionally, check out these related sections: budgeting, taxes, and insurance and risk management.

Smart Spending is a subsection of expense management.

11 Money Saving Tips for Parents with Babies

11 Money Saving Tips for Parents with Babies

When it comes to money saving ideas, some people go way out of their way to save a dime while others casually use products that cost hundreds of dollars. For example, is it worth drying a […]

The Secret to Spending Less Than You Earn

The Secret to Spending Less Than You Earn

If you read enough personal finance blogs, you’ll see a common theme and the number one answer to your financial dilemma — “Spend Less than You Earn”. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done, otherwise, we wouldn’t […]

5 Things that You Should Spend Money On

5 Things that You Should Spend Money On

We in the personal finance blogosphere love to fill the internet with ideas on how to save money and discuss everything under the sun that you should not spend money on. Well, today, I’d like to discuss a few things that I believe are acceptable purchases.

New Car Buying Tips: How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car

New Car Buying Tips: How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car

Buying a new car is a big deal, especially when it is your first.  In 2002, when I was 17, my parents bought me a beat up black 1999 Grand Prix that I absolutely loved.  I […]

How to Have a No-Spend Weekend

Sometimes you just need to stop spending money for a few days. Maybe you are already over budget, or close to it, and the month isn’t over. Maybe you have savings goals with attached deadlines, and […]

Where to Buy Cheap Eyeglasses Online

Where to Buy Cheap Eyeglasses Online

The other day a friend called and asked me for some advice on personal finance. I was pretty flattered because it has only been a year since I first began reading and studying personal finance. In […]

How to Buy a Used Car

How to Buy a Used Car

The first step to buying a used car is choosing a vehicle, or at least narrowing your options. Ask yourself: How many passengers do you regularly carry? What sort of trunk or cargo space do you […]

How to Regift Unwanted Presents

How to Regift Unwanted Presents

This week, when you find yourself scrambling for a last minute gift, dreading the shopping malls, you may be able to take advantage of regifting. During any time of gift-giving, from weddings to baby showers, Christmas […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

5 Ways to Save Money on Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Whether your child is involved in school sports, music, dance, theater, art or some other activity that goes beyond the scope of ordinary schooling, participation is costly. There are activity fees to pay, lesson providers to […]

Save on Shopping by Getting Organized: the Essential Toolkit

Save on Shopping by Getting Organized: the Essential Toolkit

The best way to save on shopping is to get it under control: start counting money and planning your purchases. This is hard and (as many will say) makes shopping less fun but with the tools […]

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