This One Single Item Can Make Your Costco Membership Fee Worthwhile

This One Single Item Can Make Your Costco Membership Fee Worthwhile

I have long been questioning the point of paying for the privilege to shop.  Handing over hard earned money for absolutely nothing in return except for being able to step inside seems a bit looney.  After all, enough stores let you in for free! Costco is a prime example.  For $60 a year you will receive nothing but the privilege of stepping into their store.  Although I have been a loyal customer for a number continue reading…

why comparing prices is crucial

Saving Money – why comparing prices is crucial for your wallet and flowing locks

Hands up … who wants to leap vs. stroll toward achieving their financial goals?  Two concepts have been proven to make that happen.  For one by increasing your income (check out my side hustle experiment) and secondly by decreasing your expenses by saving money.  This is why comparing prices is crucial! Now I could write a bunch of paragraphs telling you how important it is to save money.  No need for that because you already continue reading…

How to buy a car and not get screwed

How to buy a car and not get screwed!

Have you ever asked yourself how to buy a car and not get screwed?  Well, today is the day for answers.  It is also confession time on my end!  Here it goes.  Before I became smart about my personal finances, I made the most common mistake of all mistakes.  I bought a car that was out of my financial comfort zone.  Not that I knew that back then or would have listened to anyone for continue reading…

Financial Muse Saving Money by Minimizing Your Grocery Bill

Saving Money – by minimizing your grocery bill

Up until a few years ago, I was following a similar pattern every Saturday morning.  It went something along the lines of driving to the supermarket and stocking up on the “must haves”.  Which was then immediately followed by me trying to not faint while paying.  In short, I hated paying for groceries because I always felt like I was overpaying. If I would have to render a guess, I think I spent $500 a continue reading…