5 Money Myths Debunked

What Money Myths Do You Believe? Many of us have some preconceived notions about money; whether those beliefs have been passed down to us by family, are clichés we’ve heard along the way or simply our own assumptions. My guess is, some of these beliefs are actually money myths. “Easy come, easy go” is one that immediately comes to mind. Is money really easy to come by? I suppose in the sense that money comes from work and there’s plenty of work to be done out there. But we all know that hard work isn’t necessarily rewarded with a commensurate amount of money, nor does there seem to be an adequate number of high-paying jobs available nowadays. So no, I wouldn’t definitively agree that money is easy to come by. As for the easy go part, I think most of us have heard, or…

How We Made Big Cuts to Our Utility Budget

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine. I never recommend something that I haven’t tried and used myself.   Have you ever sat down and figured out how much it costs to run your house for an entire year? I do this every year at tax time (speak of the devil!) so that we can write off a percentage of our usage for running a business from our home office. I’m always amazed at how much it actually costs to power our certified “energy-efficient” home. I have a few ways that we’ve made some big cost-cutting changes to help our utility budget. And I’m not talking about LED bulbs, programmable thermostats, faucet aerators and shorter showers (though all of those things are great and you should look into them)… Let me start by saying, if you…

5 Low Effort Ways to Bring in Some Extra Money

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine–I never recommend a company that I haven’t tried and used myself. The yin to the money saving yang is earning more money. It’s not always very easy to do this. You may have a full-time job, a family, sometimes school and a second job already. How do you fit anything else in? While the following suggestions will not make you rich, they are some low effort ways to add a little extra spending money to your wallet.   Swagbucks–For When You Need a Few Extra Bucks for Some Swag Swagbucks is a portal to earning free gift cards or Paypal deposits by simply viewing video content, taking some surveys, discovering deals, playing online games, and completing bonus activities. If you have some down time to surf around online…