Calling All Christians–How Would You Like $100?

This post may contain affiliate links which help me keep the blog running. I never recommend something I don’t believe in. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine.   If you’re a regular reader of mine, I’m sure you have an emergency savings account (and if you don’t, I implore you—please get one ASAP. I’m about to tell you about a good place to open one, so listen up!). But one can never be too prepared right, so what’s another? Don’t like managing more than one account? What if opening another account earned you a cool $100—worth it then?! Thought that might help. We have a few savings accounts because they each serve different purposes. Our main account is online at CIT Bank and has the vast majority of our emergency savings specifically for, well, emergencies! CIT offers the highest…

Beginner’s Guide to Price Hacking

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.   I absolutely love a good bargain. There’s not much I enjoy more than the thrill of hunting down the best possible price on something that we want or more importantly, need. And let me tell you, I have it down to a science, especially when it comes to those large purchases that take a big bite out of the budget. One of the most important factors in the hunt—patience. Sometimes it’s an emergency and you can’t wait, but having the flexibility and patience to wait for the right price and pair it with some price hacking maneuvers can save you a great deal of money. Let me teach you my ways: Late last spring, our 12-year-old GE…

The Best Places to Get Your Cash Back

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine. I never recommend a company or product that I haven’t tried and used myself.   I am a bargain hunter by nature, always have been. Not always smart about it though–in my younger days, I have been known to buy a cute pair of sandals that were two sizes too small because they were only $10 and the leather “should stretch out over time!” You guessed it; I wore them one time for a grand total of an hour, couldn’t return them and was out $10. Don’t be like the old me! Nowadays, I’m smarter about my bargain hunting and planned purchases. Anything unplanned, I have a customary two to seven day waiting period before I decide if I really love that item enough to…