5 Tips and Tricks on Keeping Your New Rental in Good Shape on a Budget.

Rentals are complicated, overpriced, and steal money from under your nose (or is that just us?) We only live in one since we can't afford a house. That aside, we are about to move (again). For that reason, I thought I'd do a two part frugal series on how to save money when living in a rental. In particular, how to get that deposit back and not pay more when you move both upon move in and when moving out. This post will focus on things you can do upon move in, things that will save the cleanliness of the house over the duration of your life there. The post coming Monday will be written by MadMan (you read that right) and will focus on money saving tips to save your place and make it as clean as possible.

Paying More Now to Save More Later.

It's been hard to post regularly since November when I got lasik. Since then it's been one wild ride filled with changing plans, holidays, birthdays, college classes, and traveling. It's gone back to normal however and I plan to write and publish on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Guidelines I have set for myself to make this a more regular thing. I hope you enjoy!  Back to that lasik thing, a really expensive surgery that is considered cosmetic. Why did a frugal person like me get it? Mostly, because it will save me more money over my life than it will cost up front. (not to mention all the hassle) That said, I think we should look into spending more up front before just opting for the cheaper option. I think sometimes, the savings might be a little harder to see, but they are there.

New YearNew Lifestyle: Why resolutions don't work and how to change you habits.

New Year, New Lifestyle: Why resolutions don’t work and how to change you habits.

We don't have resolutions in my house. Each New Year's we take a look our life and see how it fits with us and what we should improve. You see, for the most part, new years resolutions are things you think you should be doing, they're not always things you are really determined to do. If they were, you might have begun them before a new year. How then, do we change who we are?