Money Management

Aldi vs Costco

Today I’m looking into which place is better for grocery shopping: Aldi vs Costco.  These two stores aren’t exactly the easiest to compare. Costco requires a paid membership and carries mostly bulk items whereas Aldi is more like a typical grocery store…except for the fact that you need a quarter to get a cart.  Also you don’t get free bags… Read More »Aldi vs Costco

Publix vs Aldi

Affiliate Note: Some of the links in this article happen to offer commissions for online referrals. Others don’t. This doesn’t affect what I write about, but where available, I made a point of using the right type of link so that this blog will get a credit if you end up becoming a customer. It’s a nice and fully optional… Read More »Publix vs Aldi

Saving Money With Stoicism

Read time: 6 minutes, or get to the point. Stoicism is defined as “the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint”. That, I’m assuming, sounds awful to most people. Why would anyone want to practice feeling pain and not displaying emotion? I’ll be honest with you, the “not displaying emotion” part sounds pretty boring,… Read More »Saving Money With Stoicism

How To Save Money Grocery Shopping (With Example $20 Weekly Budget)

Read Time: 7 minutes, or get to the point. As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, it is possible to have a $20 weekly grocery budget for one person. For me, that’s a budget for Monday through Thursday and I have a separate budget for the weekend since that’s usually when I go out to eat. I also usually skip… Read More »How To Save Money Grocery Shopping (With Example $20 Weekly Budget)

How This Country Can Afford Nice Things (And Why No One Is Talking About It)

The purpose of this blog is to talk about ideas that can help you save money. Today I’m going to talk about something the whole country (and by extension, you) could do to achieve that. In the long run, it would save you money by lowering your taxes and using the taxes you already pay to offer some pretty nice… Read More »How This Country Can Afford Nice Things (And Why No One Is Talking About It)

Why You Shouldn’t Get Excited About a Big Tax Return

You may have seen the new TurboTax commercial with a song that exclaims “all people are tax people” over and over (and over) again. The commercial aired during the Super Bowl and it features people from all walks of life dancing excitedly about getting their tax returns. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t bother. You’ll wish you hadn’t. Besides… Read More »Why You Shouldn’t Get Excited About a Big Tax Return