“Get Real” Moments that Changed Our Financial Lives

Saving money doesn't always come easy. Even for born savers, there is usually a "get real" moment when it comes to their own finances.This article is part of  the 2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival hosted by The Heavy Purse. For more posts in the carnival, follow the link!

For most of us, saving money hasn’t always come easy. Even those of us who are born savers have stumbled along the way. Usually, it takes some education and a few massive money mistakes before we truly find our calling as extreme savers. There’s almost always an “ah-ha” moment (or seven) that forces us to get real about our financial situation. Our story is no different.

I have to admit, I’ve always been stingy, but saving money is something I had to learn. It wasn’t that I wanted to spend it all on stuff. Heck, I’ve probably only spent $1,000 on clothing over the last 20 years (for realsies). However, for years, I never really kept track of my money. As long as I had some in my checking account, I though I was fine. Boy, was I wrong. [Read more…]

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway

HOLLA! It is GIVEAWAY time at Club Thrifty! Gain entries to our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway by visiting the website and sharing it daily until 4/27!Happy Friday everybody! I love me some Fridays, and I know you do too. What better way is there to celebrate than with a giveaway, #amiright?!? HOLLA!!!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Gift Card Rescue to offer you a chance to win a $50 Target gift card! How’s that for starting the weekend off right? Attention Target shoppers: Be sure to sign up for the gift card raffle below! [Read more…]

“Slice of Finance” with Pizza Steve

Sup, brah? So, check this out! It's my totally awesome tribute to "Uncle Grandpa's" Pizza Steve and his gnarly karate battle with Dr. Debt. Enjoy!Clearly, I’ve been watching too much “Uncle Grandpa.” Please note that the story is mine, however the character of Pizza Steve, his likeness, and image was created by Pete Browngardt. I assume the character is owned by Mr. Browngardt and Cartoon Network. Here is my tribute. Enjoy! (If you need a little background info, please reference the embedded video near the end of the piece.)

Annnnd Now, A “Slice of Finance” with PIZZA STEVE!

Sup brah?!? So, check this out! Just last week I was over in Greece at an Italian Karate tournament, bustin’ up boards and totally destroying the competition like I always do. After mopping the floor with a few namby-pambies, I was minding my own awesomeness –  just gettin’ my relax on in the hotel hot tub if you know what I mean. That’s when it happened! The pool room door flew open, and there stood the biggest, harriest, most disgusting beast I’ve ever seen: Dr. Debt. [Read more…]

#BeatTheDeadline – Get Your Taxes Done STAT!

You've waited long enough my friend. The deadline for filing your taxes is right around the corner. Here are a few tips to help you speed up the process.This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this.

(Ding dong! Ding dong!)

Hey folks! It’s Greg, just showing up at your door to provide you with this friendly reminder: Your taxes are due in less than a week.

Yeah, you heard me right. Your taxes are due in 6 days! So, if you haven’t gotten them done yet, WHAT THE FREAK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?!?

(Clears throat.) Sorry about that…I get a little excited sometimes.

OK, so now that we’ve established that your taxes are due very, very soon, let’s see if I can be of any more help. You are clearly a teensy weensy bit behind, so here are a few pointers that may help you get this beast done faster. Do you have a pen? Alright, let’s do this. [Read more…]

My Summer Bucket List

Spring has sprung, and I'm jonesing for summer to arrive. I can hardly wait! I'll share my summer bucket list if you share yours. Sound like a deal?What up peeps?!? We just got back from our (almost) free family trip to Jamaica, and I hate to brag, but it was Awwwesoooommmme!

Our winter wasn’t as bad as some other parts of the country, but after a cold last few months, it was amazeballs to sit on the beach and soak up some rays. The weather was beautiful. The hospitality was fantastic (more on that in the next few weeks). And, nothing beats spending days on end relaxing and playing with my family. It is honestly what I live for!

All of that fun in the sun gets me itching for summer! The backyard barbeques. The trips. The pool. I can’t wait. So, I thought you and I could share some of our summer bucket list items with each other. What do you say? I’ll go first! [Read more…]