Deal sites – avoid or jump on the bandwagon?

AJ: I learned the value of a good deal early on in life. Making money doesn’t come easily in life and spending it should be thoughtfully done. Being mindful of your spending and watching your budget doesn’t mean you’re cheap … Continue reading

New must-know grocery tips – how you could be saving money

AJ: Two weeks ago my well-planned, meticulously maintained loyalty to Tom Thumb’s Just 4U program came to an abrupt, unwelcome halt. Our grocery saving money plans suddenly needed to be reevaluated (thanks to Minyard purchasing Tom Thumb my years of … Continue reading

What a year!

AJ: A few times in the last month I’ve found myself thinking and saying “good riddance, 2014!” and yet, when I sat down to outline this out-of-the-norm year, it had a lot of high points! In 2013 when we laid … Continue reading

Seven money mistakes you shouldn’t make in your 30s

AJ: KJ and I eat, sleep and breathe money talk. KJ works in finance, I manage a really large budget as part of my job, and we’re budgeting and planning obsessed. So when I come across an article that gives … Continue reading

Maximizing your major purchases

AJ: If ever there was a year of saving, this has been the year of spending on larger purchases and home improvements for us. Despite my best efforts we’ve spent a lot of money on major purchases for our house, … Continue reading