A great Summertime (or anytime) yard sale need to planned in advance. The thing is, you can put together a yard sale in a day or so, but if you want to be successful and make some serious money, you need to start planning well before your sale.
If you’re like me then you always have a vacation planned. It would be in 2 months or year but you are working on all of the plans and it’s something to look forward to. You could be looking for good airfare, cheap hotels and transportation. Those are usually the big expenses. However, once you are at your destination you may suddenly realize those food receipts are adding up quickly. Sometimes we don’t realize how much we spend on food until we get home and see our credit card statement or you add up all of the receipts at the end. Yikes! I could be a ton of money! Here are some ways to save money on food while you are on vacation.
Your food category when it comes to budgeting seems to be the one that can fluctuate the most. So planning cheap meals for the family to eat is sometimes a must. I’ve put together a list of 50 different meals you could choose from when you’re trying to cut back on expenses.
Do you want to take a vacation this Summer? Are you needing to pay off some bills? Are you feeling crunched on your budget? Not to fret, there are things that you can do to earn some extra money to take care of your responsibilities or just to go have fun!
Do you have teens at home? Do you feel like they are constantly asking for money? If you want to help encourage your kids to start becoming more independent and get them earning money for themselves, you should check out this awesome list of jobs that your teen can do this Summer:
If you’ve noticed recently that Amazon as added sales taxes to your orders, you’re not alone. Starting April 1st, Amazon will be collecting sales tax in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico. That means that 45 states will now be collecting sales tax from Amazon purchases. So what’s going on with the last 5 states? Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon have no sales tax, while Alaska, doesn’t have a statewide tax, but it does have municipal sales taxes. Why did Amazon make the sudden change to add sale tax?
If you haven’t heard back in February of this year JCPenney announced they’d be closing down 138 stores over the next few months with closures starting is June. What does that mean? Unfortunately lots of job loss but also lots of clearance items! It looks like here in April most of them will start the liquidation process. This is not the first big retailer to announce their closing down this year, we’ve also seen Macy’s and Sears both close down tons of their stores as well. If you missed the news on that, you can read all about it here. But if you live near a JCPenney check to see if they’re on the closing list:
Are you on a budget this year? Do you still want to take a vacation? I’ve been there. So how can you vacation while still keeping under your budget? Here are some ideas for you:
Okay, so I know it seems like we preach to save save save. We do and for good reason. That being said, sometimes it is well worth it to pay extra.