Smarter spending for spring


After a long winter, spring is here! And, while it’s a good time to give your home a good cleaning, it’s also a chance to clear out some extra spending that may be cluttering up your everyday budget. Let’s take a look. In bloom The price of groceries can add up quickly. So, with everything


5 easy ways to cut your spending dramatically

Connie Mei •
Retro bicycle near the bridge

Trying to trim expenses can seem like a never ending task, as new expenses always pop out of nowhere. With already tight budgets, the task of reducing spending can seem impossible. You’ve already cut out your morning latte and canceled your gym membership – what more can you do? Lowering your expenses is definitely a


31 days to financial independence: Trimming your spending – insurance

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

We continued looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that category. Here’s the “average American family budget” that we’re looking at: Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602 Insurance (including things like pensions) –