Saving money includes a lot more than putting money in a piggy bank or savings account. Find out ways to save money and increase your overall financial well-being. Read articles to learn how focused saving can improve your overall happiness.

Is Your Savings Account with a Local Bank? Yeah, You Might Want to Change That

Written by Mark Pringle
If you are like most people, you probably bank at an institution close to where you live. Understandably, convenience is a crucial factor when deciding where you should bank. The ability to be able to talk to a person face-to-face provides a much-needed level of comfort and peace of mind when you ha Read More

Save Money by Lowering Your Cable Bill and Not Compromising Entertainment

Written by Mark Pringle
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to saving money and acquiring financial happiness is that every dollar saved matters. Good money managers understand that saving five dollars is just as significant as saving fifty. If you can remove even one dollar from your monthly expense Read More

Saving for a Rainy Day is More Than a Trite Proverb

The adage “save for a rainy day” suggests that every figurative day will not be happy, bright, and full of joy. We will have days of gloom and unexpected trauma, and we must assume that bad times will come. So, you must have cash in the bank to help protect yourself from those times. A B Read More

How Do People Afford to Travel So Much?

Written by Mark Pringle
I love to travel. It is a strong and barely controllable desire that is at my core. The problem is that I do not make a lot of money and I never have. The salaries from my jobs over the years would fall into the "slightly above average" USA income bracket. Even so, I have va Read More

Fun Things That Don’t Cost Much Money

There seems to be an unwritten rule that you must spend money to have fun. That is certainly not true. Here is a quick list of some fun things that you can do that cost little or no money. Engage your artistic/creative side: draw, write, read, cook, or make handmade crafts and gifts Encourag Read More

Here's Why Buying Used Cars Can Save Thousands of Dollars a Year

Written by Mark Pringle
One year I was looking for an older model Lexus because I knew those cars would drive for 250,000 miles effortlessly. I saw a Lexus advertised in the classifieds, and I drove about 30 miles to see it. The car was beautiful and drove perfectly. It had about 120,000 miles on it, and the timing bel Read More

People Who are Smart with Money Assume Bad Things Will Happen

Written by Mark Pringle
Life is not all about flowers, fun, and good times. Sooner or later, bad things happen that can affect our happiness and finances. According to, “…Since 2005, commonly reported causes of bankruptcy include reduced income, job loss, credit debt, illness/injury, unexpected expens Read More

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