6 Ways Being Cheap Can Cost You Money

6 Ways Being Cheap Can Cost You MoneyBack in August, I spent $160 on a hotel that was significantly cheaper than the ones surrounding it. I was hoping that I found a deal. Of course, it backfired on me.

In that post, I mentioned the reasons for why we left the hotel just minutes after we checked in (including there being blood splatters in the hotel room) yet they still would not give us a refund. We have since disputed the charge on our credit card, but I’m still not sure how it’s going to turn out.

Many people each and every single day make the mistake of trying to save money, yet end up wasting money in the end.

I’m guilty of doing this. Many times I go the cheap route because I hope it will work out in my favor in the end. Well, I have been wrong on many occasions! [Read more...]

7 Things I Won’t Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down Payment

7 Things I Won't Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down PaymentAs most of you know, we are in the very beginning stages of buying a house and possibly moving to Colorado. However, that’s not planned to happen for at least 1.5 years from now.

Some of you have asked why we’re waiting to buy a house and why we’re not moving right away.

Well, we still have to save for our down payment.

We would like to put around $100,000 on our next home (GAH that is scary to even think about), and that means we really need to buckle down and start saving since we still need to save for retirement as well.

We need to save money so that we can go to Colorado a decent amount and find our dream home. I don’t want to buy a home or live in a brand new town that I haven’t researched or visited at least a few times.  [Read more...]

Why You Should Start Attending Conferences

Why You Should Starting Attending ConferencesA few weeks ago, I published the post My FinCon14 New Orleans Recap – Networking At Its Finest.

This was my second year at FinCon (it’s a financial bloggers conference), and it’s a conference I don’t think I will ever miss as long as I am in the freelance blogging world, which will hopefully be forever. :)

Also, I should mention that I’ve attended several other conferences in the past, but they were all related to my day job and overall they were just bad/horrible/boring conferences. If you’ve attended conferences in the past and didn’t enjoy it, it may have just been a badly managed conference.

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