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.

Frugal Or Cheap? Here’s A Test

Frugal Or Cheap? Here’s A Test

Here’s some mid-week fun for Moolanomy’s readers. Have you ever wondered if you are frugal or cheap? I do. I always consider myself frugal, but my wife calls me cheap — go figure! Photo by Bright […]

The Cost of Road Rage and Aggressive Driving

The Cost of Road Rage and Aggressive Driving

I missed work yesterday because I was a victim of road rage (ironically, after I wrote about safe driving last week). Someone felt it was acceptable to block two lanes of a three lanes highway, get […]

30+ Best Wedding Tips and Stories

30+ Best Wedding Tips and Stories

The wedding season is upon us. In a few weeks, we will be seeing weddings and happy faces all around us. The followings is a list of wedding tips and stories submitted by readers like you […]

34 Ways to Save Money On Car Expenses

34 Ways to Save Money On Car Expenses

With the recent increases in gas price, everyone is feeling the pinch. What used to be a $30 fill up is now $40. And every household budget is in crisis from the rising gas price, along […]

10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns

10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns

My wife and I have been new parents for nearly five months now. Lucky for us, we got some good advices early on, including those from a guest post by Paidtwice: 10 “Preparing For Baby” Tips […]

The Cost of Instant Gratification

The Cost of Instant Gratification

Credit cards make it easy for us to buy now and pay later. This mindset is pervasive and dominant in the United States, and it keeps many Americans financially imprisoned. I can still remember when there […]

A Dollar Saved is Better than a Dollar Earned

A Dollar Saved is Better than a Dollar Earned

Benjamin Franklin popularized the expression: “A penny saved is a penny earned.” However, Ben got this one wrong because a penny saved is much better than a penny earned! This is one reason why being frugal […]

My Dumbest Purchase Ever And Lessons Learned

My Dumbest Purchase Ever And Lessons Learned

Last week DebtKid, shared his dumbest purchase and offered his Nintendo DS Lite as a contest prize to one lucky winner. Everyone who shares their story has a chance to win the Nintendo DS Lite. Well, […]

44 Frugal Living Tips and Ideas

I know I don’t talk enough about frugality. May be I am not a very frugal person, although my wife always call me cheap. So I figure I would share share some great frugal ideas, tips, […]

Money Saving Tips for Online Shopping

Money Saving Tips for Online Shopping

My wife just got a $26.20 Big Fat Check from Ebates. My sister told me about Ebates a few times before, but I didn’t pay any attention…until my wife tried it and got the check. Since […]

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