The App Battle for Price Protection Supremacy is On

  Have you ever completed an online purchase, thinking you got a great deal, only to find a few days later, said purchase is now on sale? So what do you do–complain about your bad luck and let it go? Dig out your receipt, drive to the store and wait in the return line to beg the rep to credit you the difference? Return your item and repurchase it at the lower cost? File a price protection claim with your credit card company and wait for a refund? Or what if the price dropped and you didn’t even know it?! Well, I’ve got five little words for you: there’s an app for that! There are actually two price protection apps that I recommend and I’ll introduce you to one and give you an update on another that I’ve…

6 Tips for Combatting Lifestyle Inflation

  It’s a war out there on your money and lifestyle inflation is public enemy number one. Lifestyle inflation is just a fancy term for the phenomena of spending more money as your income rises. Or as Biggie would say (yes, I’m a closet rap fan who loves me some Notorious BIG and Tupac), “I don’t know what they want from me. It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” Preach brother! We often feel like more money will solve all of our problems, and certainly a rise in income should provide you with a more comfortable quality of life. But if you’re raising your lifestyle above your needs and it’s causing you to live paycheck to paycheck or impact your ability to save for the future, then you’re in over your head with lifestyle inflation. So, how…

How I Feed My Family of 6 on $125 a Week

  Maybe $125 a week sounds like a lot to you depending on your situation, but it’s not much for our family of 6, especially considering the size of my son’s appetite! ? Getting all that we need for that amount does take some work and it all begins with two little words that may cause some dread: meal planning. I fought against it for a long time, but then I discovered the Home Headquarters kit from LoveandMoney.com (they also have a storefront on Amazon if you have Prime!). It’s a command center for your home to keep you organized, which helps you save money. The kit includes frames to place templates behind so you can use dry erase markers to make and change plans, a wall calendar to keep track of everyone’s schedules, a jelly jar and hardware to hold writing utensils, and a chalkboard…