30+ Easy Ways To Save Money on Utilities

When we started our operation financial freedom we knew that we had to save money everywhere we could.  One of the things we did was to start looking at the recurring expenses namely: Utilities. You know, those pesky expenses that come out every month that we don’t...

25 Mouth Watering and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

It's that time of year where you're busy with kids activities, and meal making time is at a premium. You can't bear another night of take out, but you can't think of anything to make. That's where these 25 delicious and easy slow cooker recipes  come in. Simply get...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

The following post is a sponsored post with Sun Life Financial; all thoughts and opinions are my own. When it comes to insurance, I'll be the first to admit, I'm at a bit of a loss. It's not that I don't understand the different types of insurance (we can get into...

100+ Ways to Save Money

There are a lot of ways to save money, from coupons to apps, to common sense things that we can forget to do there are tons of things. Here are over 100 ways to save money in your daily life. These ideas won't feel like a lot but they are a big part in how we managed...

How to Budget For Christmas

Did you end up with a credit card bill shock last January because you didn't budget your Christmas gifts? Right now budgeting for Christmas might seem for off, but now is the time of year to start thinking about your budget for Christmas. We don't want the same...

Epcot Rides and Attractions: The Complete Guide

When it comes to Epcot rides and attractions, the best thing you can do is to know which ones are there, and which ones are the must-experience Epcot rides. First things first, let's get to all the rides that Epcot has to offer. Compared to the other parks it can feel...

Complete Guide to Animal Kingdom Rides and Attractions

When you are headed to Disney World you will need a plan for Animal Kingdom Rides and Attractions.  Because there are a bunch of them.  Here are all the rides and attractions that Animal Kingdom has to offer and what you can expect from them to see if they are worth...

Tiller Money Review: Why I Switched from Mint to Tiller Money

I'm a huge fan of keeping it simple. When I find something that works, I stick with it. For instance, I'm still driving a 2004 van because it works fine. It's simple; find something that works and stay with it until it doesn't work anymore. Doesn't that make sense? If...

How to Start a Travel Fund in Under 5 Minutes

Our family just got back from our trip to Maui. It was a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. We learned to surf, and for my 40th birthday we went up in a helicopter (two things off my bucket list).  It's all because last year we set up a travel fund for this...

8 Excellent Money Moves In Your Twenties

When most thirty year olds look back on their twenties they usually have a couple of regrets (yes this is coming from personal experience). Let's avoid them by starting to take action on the most important money aspects. By starting on these today you are...

5 Renovations that Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

I have a cool post for you this week, my buddy (and author) Sean Cooper is sharing his tips to increase the resale value of your home. Sean's book Burn Your Mortgage is a great book and has a lot of great insights to helping you get out of debt faster. Sean paid off...

The 10 Best Ways to Transform Your Budget Right Now

Hey! I'm on holidays this week so Tim from Atypical Finance has graciously offered to help out with this weeks article. Tim knows his stuff, so I asked him to share his best ways to transform your budget. There is some great info in here so I hope you loved it as much...

How to Make an Extra $500 a Month

(I have a great guest post this week from my buddy Russell. If you have been wondering how to make an extra $500 a month, Russell is awesome enough to share how he makes at least an extra $500 every month. Think of what this extra money would mean to you and your...

Disney World Packing List – Free Printable

We've talked about what you need in your Disney backpack for every day in the park, we've covered the best fast pass rides in each of Disney Worlds theme parks, but there was one thing I totally forgot to get to.... The ultimate Disney World Packing List. So here is...

How To Save Money On Kids Clothing

If you have growing kids then knowing how to save money on kids clothing is probably at the top of your weekly thoughts. Buying kids clothing can feel like a you are playing a losing game as they make their way through multiple growth spurts. Add in the fact that your...

Ultimate Family Camping Checklist – Free Printable

Who doesn't love the chance to get outside and go camping with the family?! Camping is a great budget friend and frugal family outing everyone enjoys. The hardest part with camping was that we always felt we were forgetting something. Enter our ultimate family camping...

12 Ways To Save Money Eating Out

Eating at restaurants is my financial kryptonite. Still every now and again it’s fun to go out to eat with the family or friends. The key is not going crazy. We have some tricks we use to save money eating out. There are a few key areas that if you can master make...

Credit Card Strategy | How We Maximize Our Cash Back

Since becoming debt free we look for ways to optimize our spending. I call this Money 2.0 because it's the next level of money once you have all of your expenses and spending under control. We have been thinking about what the best way is to optimize our spending....

7 Ways to Make Money With Your House

Some people say their home is their greatest asset, but without it generating any type of revenue, that asset is kind of a dud until you sell it. Here are some great ways to make money with your house. If you're looking for ways to turn your home into a money maker...

Want to Become an Airbnb Host? Here’s 15 Things You Need to Know

Imagine if you could make enough money renting out part of your house to pay your mortgage off quickly! Sounds awesome right?!?  Becoming an Airbnb host is one way you can do this. With any kind of new money making idea there will be questions that come up immediately...

Staying cool at Disney World: How to Keep Cool in the Florida Heat

Disney World is your family’s trip of a lifetime. With the majority of people passing through the parks in the summer months, there one more thing you need to be prepared for. Namely the heat.  Disney World is H.O.T. in the summer. As in hotter than you may have ever...

Have You Normalized Your Spending?

A few years ago I was visiting a childhood friend who had moved to Atlanta (btw Atlanta is one of my fave places to go). As we were driving back to his place the conversation turned to money. "Remember when we would get our allowance, it was $5 and we felt like we had...

Free things to do in Disney Springs

A trip to Disney World does not have to be dominated by expensive park passes every day. Take a day off from the theme parks and spend some time at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in Disney World. Here...

How to Save Money on a Rental Car: We Saved 50% Doing This

Ideally, if you could drive your car to wherever you are going it would be better. You would save money on airfare, and you wouldn't have to worry about driving a rental car. Plus, you would have the familiarity of driving your own car. But not all trips allow for a...

7 Best Frugal Snacks to Try in Disney World

Eating at Disney World can be so expensive, but you can still enjoy good food without breaking the bank. There are many places to get the best frugal snacks, meals, and more in Disney World. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat and save.   Snacks Popcorn A...

Top 5 Free Family Entertainment Ideas

(Hey! Today I have an awesome post today from Tracy over at EarnitSaveit, make sure to check out her site after you have read these great ideas on free family entertainment) Family time is priceless, but the money spent on family entertainment often leaves us with...

How to Handle Disney World With Food Allergies

Disney World with food allergies is a different experience. I’ve lived with food allergies my whole adult life, and one of my children has severe allergies as well. So when it comes to dining out, we know the ups and downs of allergies. After doing Disney World last...

How to Get Paid to Exercise and Lose Weight

Have you ever thought, "If someone would just pay me to exercise THAT would get my butt in gear”? Well, there's some good news about getting paid to exercise if you are willing to think outside the box. Here is the good news, there are things you can do to get paid...

What to Bring to Disney World Parks & One Thing You Can’t Bring

If you are headed to Disney World you want to make sure you are well prepared for your day. From the hot sun, to hydration, and everything else, having a well prepared backpack for Disney World is essential to making sure you have a great day. Special Note: If you are...

10+ Super Great Gifts for Your Teacher

Whether celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week or just planning to thank a teacher at the end of the school-year, it’s always best to get them something they will truly appreciate. That said coming up with great gifts for your teacher can still be a challenge. Ask your...

How To Easily Save Money On Electronic Accessories

When it comes to saving money, obviously I'm a big fan. But I have a blind spot. Electronics. Spending money on electronics is my financial kryptonitie. So when I went to my friends house who had just decked out his man cave I had to pick his brain about how much it...

Epcot One Day Touring Plan: How to Do Epcot in a Day

Disney Worlds Epcot is a theme park unlike no other. Where else can you go to soar in amazement around the world in Soarin'. While in the same place sample foods from all over this amazing planet.  Epcot has done a great job of balancing interesting attractions,...

How to Make Investing Personal and Beat Your Retirement Goals

Hey everyone! I have a great post today about investing from my buddy Joseph over at Peer Finance 101. Since financial freedom is the BIG goal right now he's willing to share some great advice about investing and beating your retirement goals (sign me up!). When it...

How A Family of 4 Is Flying to Hawaii For Less Than $2000

Hawaii feels like the pinnacle of family travel.  Since I’m encroaching 40 (I feel like if I keep sharing this fact I'll get used to it... it's not working so far) I decide this was the year to do it. Now that we are debt free, we are moving to a Money 2.0 frame of...

18 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electricity

Your electricity bill is one of your biggest on going monthly costs.  It's one of those costs that is literally costing you every second of the day. If you have anything plugged into an outlet, chances are you are paying money to keep it charged through out the day....

Top 7 Fast Pass Rides in Animal Kingdom

Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Orlando always gets dismissed as the one Disney theme park you could pass up on. But dig a little deeper and this park is the favourite of many first time Disney visitors. In fact the top fast pass rides in Animal Kingdom have the...

How to Make Money with No Money

When you want to make money and you don't know where to start there is one place you should always look first. Helping people with their problems. Some of the best ways to earn money are to do things that other people don't want to do. Most of this type of...

Tips for Your Toddlers at Disney World

Nothing delights children more than the exclamation, “We’re going to Disney World!” Whether it’s a surprise or a trip that’s been planned with your kids by your side, your child will have a blast at Disney World if you know how to plan your trip with their age group...

Is Pay Per Mile Car Insurance Right For You?

Did you now that 65% of Americans drive less than 12,000 miles a year? Do you know what's not fair? Paying the same amount of auto insurance as someone else when you barely drive your car. It doesn't make sense. Luckily Metromile has come out...

10 Incredibly Cool Ways to Make Money With Pets

Did you know that the pet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year money maker? If you are an animal lover and can't get enough of your furry friends you might be surprised that they could earn money as well.  Then you could turn your playtime into earning time. Here...

Important Dates for your Disney Holiday

For most of us Disney is going to be a once in a lifetime trip. To make sure you have the best time you want to make sure that you have some key dates marked on your calendar. I've covered how to save for your Disney trip in this post, once you have the savings plan...

How to Save Fuel and Money Too!

When it comes to driving, there is one cost we can (somewhat) control and that’s fuel. Let’s face it owning a car gets expensive. Fuel is your biggest on going cost so looking for how to save fuel makes the most sense. Luckily there are a lot of easy things you can do...

How Much Do You Know About Life Insurance Medical Exams?

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Health IQ, for more information please see our disclosure There's a significant gender gap that no one's talking about. While our attention is focused on narrowing the gender pay gap, many don't realize that fewer women...

Why it Makes Sense To Rent Our Belongings

Meet Tom. As a freelance filmmaker based in Hackney, it can be all or nothing; some weeks he will be swamped with work and others the phone might not ring as much. As such freelance industries can be unreliable when it comes to pay, so Tom, rather than roll with the...

Is a Lump Sum Mortgage Payment Right for You?

"So... lump sum mortgage payment or increase my monthly mortgage payment?" This was the big question that was thrown at me over dinner with friends last week. Invitably the topic of mortgages come up when we are with friends. A mortgage is your biggest expense and I...

7 Surefire Ways to Save Money at Target

Before I tell you some great ways to save money at Target I need to get something off my chest. Full confession. Our family is a little obsessed with Target. K. That's a lie. Our family is HUGELY obsessed with Target. Phew! I feel better getting that off my chest. I...

The What, Why, and How of Emergency Savings Accounts

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Health IQ, for more information please see our disclosure Whether your goal is to pay off debt or save up enough money for your dream vacation, working out your budget is the first step. You can find countless articles...

Blogging Tools To Take Your Blog To the Next Level

Since i didn't do a blogiversary post this year I thought this would be more useful. After a year or so of blogging I decided to invest in this site and purchase a few blogging tools to improve my site both on the front and the back end of it. Since I'm at the end of...

Blogging Courses I’m Using To Level Up My Blogging Game

There will come a point in your site where you will need to decide where you are going to take it. For this site I'm starting to treat it more  like a business. I realize that I need to have some kind of consistent return on investment with...

7 Great Ways To Make Money Right Now

Are you looking for some great ways to make extra money but haven't found the right one yet? I've been there. I'm always on the hunt for some great ways to make extra money, and lately I've found a few proven ones that can be done whenever there is some extra time....

70+ Ways to Make More Money

So you are looking for ways to make more money, I feel your pain. Sometimes we just need an idea to latch onto that will start earning us money. This article has a ton of ideas for you to start making extra cash. The biggest thing will be for you to take action on...

The Biggest Issue With Most Money Problems (And How To Fix It)

In the next few minutes I'm going to show you the answer to your money problems and how to fix it. But First A Quick Story (I promise it's worth it) : There once was a small child who lived in a village. Every morning the child would go to the well to help...

These 6 Sites Offer Sign Up Bonuses

There are a lot of companies out there that want you to try out their services. From credit cards that will waive fees, or give you reward bonuses, to start ups that want to incentivize you to try out their new service. There are always new companies that...

How to Earn Money from Home Without Any Investment

Whether you're on the hunt for a new side hustle, or want some extra money, it's a good idea to have a list of ways you can start from home without any investment. When I first started to make money online, I didn't want to put any money out. I quickly found that...

Questrade Review and Discount Offer Code for $50 in Free Trades

For the past 11 years, we have been using Questrade. So I find it fitting that I offer you why in this Questrade Review. If you are wanting to get started with Questrade you can get $50 in free trades using this Questrade promo code link. Questrade Bonus Code - $50 in...

How to Set and Achieve Your Money Goals

How to Set and Achieve Your Money Goals Now that the resolutions are done, it's time to talk about setting some money goals. Everyone needs to have a financial goal. Even if that goal is "Set a better money goal for this year." Whether it's saving up for a new car,...

A Gift We Can All Give Ourselves and Everyone Else This Year

This will be my last scheduled post for 2017, thank you to everyone for reading, it's been an amazing year. I can't wait to see what 2018 brings. A Gift We Can All Give Ourselves and Everyone Else This Year One night after my hockey game the guys were sitting around...

How To Save Money On Electronics

With the fast-paced changes happening in the world today, especially around of technology, finding ways to save money on electronics and cut costs has become even more important.  Here's a few ways to save money on your electronics below none of which will cost you...

How to Save Money on Alcohol

Often the biggest drains on a family's finances can be the little things that add up. Take alcohol, you probably don't spend a ton on it. But a drink here, another one there. Then that one glass of wine that somehow turns into the whole bottle over the course of the...

21 Surefire Ways to Save Money with Kids

Do you have young kids? Are you living paycheck to paycheck or looking for new ways to save money with kids? Having young children can be very expensive. Even though they don't physically take up much space, the stuff that comes with a child and the dent in your...

Top 10+ Ways to Earn Extra Money Online in 2018

It used to be that if you wanted ways to make extra money online there were a lot of steps involved. Fast forward to today and there are tons of ways to earn extra money online. If you have a smartphone in your pocket you can start earning today. Best of all there are...

We All Work For Apple Inc a Little Bit Every Day

Like with every product launch, Apple's newest iPhone iteration drew massive lines and tons of media coverage. The one thing that stood out to me was a comment Apple CEO Tim Cook said over the weekend. He mentions that the high cost of the latest iPhone, a $999...

Forget The Global Economy, This Should Be Your First Focus

Full confession: I used to be glued to CNBC and all the talking heads on anything related to the economy. I made a point of keeping up to date on currencies, the latest stock prices and anything news worthy related to money. If it had to do with the economy or the...

7+ Ways to Make Money for Christmas

With the holiday season quickly coming up there is a sudden urge to make more money before Christmas finally arrives. If you need money before Christmas then picking up a side hustle  is a great way to earn some extra cash before the holidays. Here are some ways to...

15+ Things to Buy Before Going to Disney World

Disney World theme parks are incredible! But they can get pretty expensive. There are certain Things to Buy Before Going to Disney World that can help you cut your costs and having you saving BIG! Most of these things you can get in Disney World, but like...

26 Quick Family Dinners that Can be Ready 15 Minutes

It's back to school time, and that means there are even more demands on our time as kids start to head to activities and the schedule takes priority over all things. Somewhere in there we will need to eat. If you are looking for some new recipes that you can do...

How to Manage Finances in a Marriage

Marriage is a wonderful. thing. But trying to figure our how to manage finances in a marriage can be tricky. We don't all have the same values and ideas. Plus we bring with us the past experiences of how our own parents managed (or didn't manage) their money. Since...

How to Become an Uber EATS Driver

Why Become an Uber EATS Delivery Partner? Uber Eats is an online and app based food delivery service currently available in 120+ cities and growing! While driving people around has its ups and downs, food won’t argue or ask you questions, it’s just you and some items...

Dad, How Do I Make Money?

As a parent you want to have all the answers. You bring a child into this world and, for some reason, they believe that you are the all knowing deity in their life. The last thing you want to do is disappoint them. But as parents we all know we aren't perfect and...

10 Products that Save you Money

In this post I'm going to show 12+ products that save you money. These items can reveal how you can save over $5,000 dollars a year by buying a few things and putting them to good use. If you are just starting to create a budget, then these items will be a great way...

250 Ways to Save Money

You want a boat load of places to save money? This is it. All the money saving tips you will ever need. Here is our collection of ideas to save money over 250 ways to save money. If you need to save money, I get it. Here are a lot of ways you can do it. But it's more...

How to Handle Your Credit Card Being Stolen

You know how you worry about a ton of things. Then something happens to you that you have never worried about. And it throws your whole world of worries into disarray? That’s what happened to me this week. Tuesday afternoon my phone rang. Since my phone hasn’t rang...

Top 15 Rides to Get Fast Passes For at Disney World

There are a lot of rides at Disney World and as a first timer it's overwhelming to book your rides before you get there. Here are the top 15 Disney rides to get your Fast Passes before you arrive. If you don't like rollercoaster then you can check out this post here...

How Much Money Does A Disney World Trip Really Cost?

Disney World is a once in a family lifetime trip. It's that trip the kids dream about and that us as parents want to give them. There is just one little problem. The cost. How much does a Disney World trip cost? The answer will depend on your situation but I will...

6 Mortgage Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early

6 Mortgage Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early 6 Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early While we have been pretty happy about our paid off mortgage, not everyone feels the same way. Sure haters are going to hate, and everyone has their own opinion about...

7 Proven Ways To Make Extra Money for Canadians

As a Canadian I get it. There are a ton of ways to make extra money, but usually they are all for people living in the US. That's just not fair. But more and more opportunities to make money in Canada keep coming up It's awesome! Here are some easy ways for you to...

why i’m choosing not to pay off my mortgage early

Hey everyone! I have a great guest post from my buddy over at Britt and the Benjamins. She recently wrote about how she isn't rushing to pay off her mortgage. I thought it would be a great way to show that there are many roads to becoming a money master. This post...

What about the other 4223999 steps?

  No doubt you have heard someone talk about their resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. You have probably read about the SMART goal system and how it's important to get started.  One of my favourite success quotes that gets pulled out a lot is: "The journey of...

9 Simple Ways To Make Money Sitting On Your Couch

It's a typical night, you settle down to watch your favourite show on Netflix and it's good. Not as grabbing as the last one you watched but hey, it's still cheaper than cable. Then you start to think  "I wish I could make some money" but you don't know where to...

Should You Buy or Rent a Cottage?

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own cottage? A place where you can go and escape the buzz of the city and enjoy a simpler life? More and more people we know seem to be buying into the idea of a second home. Usually in the form of a cottage. A place they can go on...

How to Save Money On Back To School Clothes

Every summer brings around more ways to know how to save money on back to school clothes. Because as your kids get older there will be more and more pressure to express their individuality. They are developing their own identity, and they want to be unique. That's why...

Disney World Countdown Ideas

It's coming up on to a year since we told our kids that we would be going to Disney World. We wrestled with what was the best way to go about it. Do we do a Disney world countdown? Do we surprise them and just go to the airport on the day of the trip? In the end, we...

How To Save Money On Groceries

Food is a huge area of spending when you’re a family with growing kids. Any way you can cut your food costs is a considered a win. When it comes to saving money around food, realize that it all counts. Lets get started on how you can save money on your grocery bill...

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