Exercise Videos: A Cheap Way to Get In Shape

Are you frustrated with gym prices and looking for a cheap way to get in shape? If so, cheap or free exercise videos might be your best bet.I have a confession to make. Last month, I splurged on something that wasn’t in my budget.

Frustrated with my then boring exercise routine, I ordered a fairly pricey workout video series called Focus T25 off of Amazon.com. Even though I normally like to exercise outside, I wanted to do something different for a change. I also got hooked in with one of those snazzy infomercials with testimonials and before-and-after pics. Sue me.

Regardless, I think the $125 I forked over was a pretty good investment. Now that we’re been doing the program for several weeks, I can really see the difference, especially in my core and lower body. I also have a little more pep in my step, better focus, and more energy than I had before. The best part yet – I’ve lost around 7 pounds! [Read more…]

5 Ways to Earn Extra Cash Fast

Thanks to the internet there are practically unlimited ways to earn extra cash. Here are 5 of ways that you can start making extra money online today!Although having a 9-5 job is the most common way to make a living, it isn’t the only way. Thanks to the modern marvel we call the internet, there are now dozens of ways to earn extra cash by harnessing an existing talent or developing a new one.

Sound crazy? It really isn’t. Thanks to a few part-time jobs and online businesses, my family makes our entire living with the help of two computers and an okay internet connection. And we’re not the only ones. If you conduct a quick search of the internet, you’ll find people earning all kinds of money in ways you never thought possible. [Read more…]

Dangerous Online Investments – 2015 Edition

investInvesting can be great if you have the necessary funds as well as patience to learn the basics. Of course, there is risk in every investment you make. From money market accounts to buying single stocks, every investment carries risk. However, there are also an increasing number of online investment opportunities that are not a good idea for beginners, and can even be dangerous. [Read more…]

Use myVEGAS Slots to Earn FREE Meals and Rooms

Meals and rooms in Las Vegas can be extremely expensive. But, that's not how we do Vegas. Here's how we use myVegas Slots to cut down on our costs!If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas before, you already know how expensive everything is. A nice meal at a fancy restaurant on the strip can cost more than $100. Meanwhile, drink prices are absolutely insane. And let’s not forget about the gambling; if you play and lose, you’ll obviously end up much worse off than when you started.

Of course, that’s not how we do Las Vegas. Instead of gambling for hours on end, we enjoy all of the free exhibits and attractions. And instead of splurging on pricey meals, we snack on bananas and eat at places like Chipotle. To save on hotel stays, we even stay somewhere off the beaten path (like last time when we stayed at the Travelodge Las Vegas).¬† Still, that’s not the only trick we have up our sleeves. In addition to looking for ways to save, we also use myVEGAS Slots to earn boatloads of free stuff. Here’s how. [Read more…]

Our Frugal Trip to Canada and Niagara Falls

This weekend we took a great frugal trip to Canada and Niagara Falls and we were able to do it cheaply thanks to our friends and credit card rewards.This past weekend, Greg and I took the kids for a frugal weekend trip to Canada and Niagara Falls. Well, I suppose it was more than a weekend thing. We did leave on Thursday and were gone until Monday night. Still, even though our trip was short, we had a ton of fun. Fortunately, it was also cheap – partly because we’re cheap but also because of the generosity of our friends. Here’s how it went down: [Read more…]

Why Life Insurance is Important for Homeowners

Life insurance is an important piece of your financial wellness plan. If you own a home or have a family, you should not be going without it!Having a mortgage is a lot different than carrying a balance on your credit card. Instead, it’s a commitment that usually involves several hundred thousand dollars. If you passed away unexpectedly, you would most likely be leaving your family to fend for themselves when it came to those dreaded mortgage payments.

Of course, that’s not always the case. When you have term life insurance, your policy can step in to make your mortgage – and other bills – disappear for good. [Read more…]