[Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Banko Overhead Doors, Inc.] After noting the deep scratches from countless parking miscalculations, that hopelessly dented pane where your daughter's killer soccer kick connected spot-on and rising energy bills associated with your garage door's lack of proper insulation, its time to consider replacement. How much will it cost? Check out Banko’s list of factors that directly influence the pricing of a new garage door. Size Do you have a single or double car garage? Most … [Read more...] about How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost?
Most of us need cars to get to and from our jobs, campuses, activities, and homes, but few of us take the time to really think about the affordability of car ownership. Should you buy or lease a car? Experts are divided on the best option for drivers who want to save money without sacrificing safety and convenience of personal transportation. On one hand, leasing a car is a great way to have a new car in your driveway with little to no down payment upfront. On the other hand, owning your own car gives you an asset (albeit a depreciating one) … [Read more...] about The Hidden Costs of Car Ownership that Can Bite You
If things are rough this year for your family, that doesn’t mean that you should add to your debt to make up for it this holiday season. It is okay to tell your children that Santa is broke this year. They probably already know that something is up, or they have an incredible sixth sense about how grownups are feeling. 7 Ways Not To Go Into Debt This Christmas One of the worst things that you can do though is trying to keep up with the status quo. Here are seven great ways to avoid adding to your debt this Christmas. 1. Use Your Credit Card … [Read more...] about Top 7 Ways Not to Go into Debt this Christmas
It’s not hard to find ways to save money while shopping online, but there is always room for improvement when it comes to efficiently finding coupons and deals for websites you regularly shop at. The Honey browser extension does just that: automatically find the best promo codes online and enter them for you during checkout so you can save money with no extra effort! The Honey browser extension is completely free and available on many different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera). So, there is no reason to avoid trying out Honey during … [Read more...] about Want to Save Money with No Extra Effort? The Honey Extension Can Help!
We are getting closer to the biggest shopping season of the year, and with that comes big deals and even bigger crowds. I cannot stand the crowds at the malls and the other major shopping centers during the holidays. With the introduction of Cyber Monday, more and more people are choosing to do their shopping online instead of in a brick and mortar store. Why Online Is Best for Christmas Shopping Here are a few reasons why you should consider shopping online too as the best for Christmas shopping. No Lines If you've ever shopped from … [Read more...] about Why Online Shopping Is Best for Christmas Shopping
We love our dogs, but caring for them can be pretty expensive! While having kids is more of a financial investment, paying for your dog’s food, veterinary care, toys, treats, training, and other expenses can feel like raising a human child at times. As with children, however, maintaining your dog’s health should be a higher priority than simply saving money, which is why the usual advice of “buy cheap food in bulk!” doesn’t necessarily apply to pet owners. Buying large quantities of cheap dog food that is full of corn and grains won’t do … [Read more...] about Top 4 Ways to Save Money on Dog Food Without Sacrificing Quality
Meal kit delivery service has become a multimillion-dollar industry, which is expected to grow even bigger in the years to come. From Blue Apron to HelloFresh, meal kit delivery services offer consumers unparalleled access to (semi)affordable, fresh, and convenient meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a meal kit delivery service, you can choose 2-4 meals (on average) from a menu of 6-8 meals that changes on a weekly basis, ensuring you always have a variety of options to choose from. Every ingredient you need is included with your … [Read more...] about Should You Subscribe to a Meal Kit Delivery Service? Like HelloFresh?
There are millions of American Automobile Association (AAA) members across the U.S., but over the past several years, new competitors have arisen to challenge AAA’s dominance over the marketplace of car-owning consumers. If you’re trying to save money on car maintenance and repairs, AAA might be the most obvious option, but it isn’t the only option. Affordable Alternatives to AAA Membership To offer a quick overview, the cost to join AAA varies depending on your region, but you can expect to pay approximately $20 for a “one-time-admission … [Read more...] about Is AAA Membership Worth the Cost? Here’s What You Need to Know!
You need a ride to get to work, to take the kids to school, and to run errands. Stretching each dollar to the limit is preferred, so it doesn’t matter if it’s a new or used car. It’s more about comparing costs and getting the best deal. Here’s what to know when buying a new or used automobile. Cost Comparison: Buying a New Vs. a Used Car What’s It Worth? Depreciation is a concept car buyers soon come to understand. A car loses a significant amount of value as soon as it’s bought and driven off the lot. Consider the first year’s wear … [Read more...] about A Cost Comparison: Buying a New Vs. a Used Car
Swagbucks is the largest online rewards website, allowing its users to earn rewards like Amazon or Target gift cards for their online activity. They have created a safe and easy way for their 5 million users to earn and be rewarded by spending their time online wisely. Here is my Swagbucks review. There are many ways to earn on Swagbucks, some of the more popular are searching online, taking surveys, shopping online, and watching videos. To date, Swagbucks has distributed over $27 million dollars in rewards. Sign up with … [Read more...] about Swagbucks Review – How To Earn Easy Money With Swagbucks