Are You Paying Too Much Rent?

Paying too much rentWe renters don’t get many breaks. Oh, sure, we don’t have to worry about fixing our own toilets or maintaining our own lawns. We can clog our drains with reckless abandon, knowing that the maintenance guy will come over, have a good laugh at my lack of garbage-disposing skills, and all will be well.

But there’s a lot that’s not-so-great about renting, too. Rent is expensive. It’s hard to save money on rent. We’re usually at the mercy of our apartment’s management company. And don’t even get me started on our damn security deposits. Most of the time, the law favors landlords over tenants. We renters have to look out for ourselves.

And here’s one tool we can use to our benefit. Continue reading

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Rent Out Your Stuff, Make Extra Money [Cheat sheet]

Earn Extra Money By Renting Your StuffGot a bunch of junk lying around doing nothing? You might consider hopping on the peer-to-peer lending bandwagon and riding it all the way to the bank.

These lending sites have become hugely popular. And for good reason! If you’re a renter, you save money by going straight to the owner. If you’re a lender, you make quick extra money by renting out stuff you’re not using.  Everybody wins.

I’ve put together a cheat sheet of some popular sites that let you rent out your junk for extra money. All of the sites mentioned let you list for free, too. Have you used any of these? If yes, what was your experience? If not, would you consider it?      Continue reading

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Save Money on Gas With ‘Fuelcaster’

save money on gasHere’s something you definitely already know: gas prices are really expensive.

In my area, prices have been flirting with the five dollar mark. And this is going to make me sound like a little old lady, but–back in my day, you could get a gallon of gas for under a buck! (Also my back hurts and is there a draft in here, or is just me?)

If you’re looking for ways to save money on gas, you might consider Fuelcaster. It’s a website that tells you the cheapest days to fuel up.    Continue reading

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Cheap Lunches to Make at the Office

Cheap lunch ideas for the officeHey guys! Let’s talk about something super exciting today: working in an office.  *crickets*

Okay, okay. Here’s a topic that’s a little more interesting: Food.

*crowd goes wild*

Yes, hungry little readers, today’s post is about food. Lunch. Cheap lunch. Cheap lunch you can make at the office.

I used to work in an office. My coworker and I were on a budget, and we’d get bored. So we created a game I called…     Continue reading

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10 Brain Hacks to Spend Less (and Save More!)

spend less save moreWe make money goals. We vow to save more. We draft a budget, and we’re well on our way to reaching those goals.

Then, in one afternoon, we blow it all with a credit card and a weakness for “as seen on TV” items. I’m not judging; we’ve all been there. But there are ways to boost your willpower and check yourself before you, yes, wreck yourself. (And, subsequently, your budget.)     Continue reading

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