Category Money Matters

Savers Gonna $ave $ave $ave : January Recap

A penny saved is a penny earned right? Not exactly if you don’t keep track of them. This month I kept track of extra income and savings for the first time and had a total saved savings for January of $172.67. This was in addition to what I typically save. Not bad, not bad at […]

January Money Challenges: How to Throw Away Money

Have you ever dumped money in a river? I should probably try it sometime. Especially considering I already do it every month without even noticing it. $73.98. That’s how much I threw away in January. By no means am I someone that deprives myself. However at some point, you have to draw the line. I […]

Are you really saving money? – My Saved Savings Challenge for 2015

In 2014 I saved hundreds, maybe even over a thousand dollars. Yet strangely enough my bank account doesn’t reflect it. Where did it all go? Probably my random shopping sprees, or splurging on a new gadget, cocktails with friends. I earned it right? After all my hard work finding creative ways to “save” that money. […]

The Latte Factor: A Money Reality Check

The Latte Factor is a metaphor for those unnecessary “little” expenditures that we waste our money on, without realizing how much they add up to.  I am extremely guilty of this! I’m not saying we don’t all deserve a reward now and again (I love a latte as much as the next person) but what […]