Receipt Trick: How I Saved an Extra $2,000 in 52 Weeks

If you like to participate in money challenges to reach your financial goals, I want to let you in on a savings strategy I’ve been testing out for the last year involving retail receipts. Over a 52-week period, I’ve stashed hundreds of receipts and saved more than $2,000 in the process. I Call It the …

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Xfinity Mobile vs. Total Wireless: Which Verizon Alternative Is Best?

If you want cheap cell phone service on Verizon’s top-rated wireless network, Xfinity Mobile and Total Wireless are two money-saving alternatives. I spent more than a decade on a Verizon family plan until I started testing out low-cost cell phone plans, including Xfinity Mobile and Total Wireless, which both run on Verizon’s network. That means …

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FocusGroup.com Review: How I Earned $175 in 90 Minutes

If you’re looking for new ways to make extra cash on the side, Focus Pointe Global (FocusGroup.com) is a national research firm that will pay you to share your opinions! I received an invitation from the company and just earned $175 for a 90-minute focus group at a West Elm store in Atlanta, Georgia. Focus …

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How I updated my old kitchen cabinets for less than $50

One of the compromises that I made when I bought my condo was that it doesn’t exactly have my dream kitchen. The U-shaped kitchen features white cabinets, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. But I would have to describe the materials used as “builder closeout special.” When I got a quote …

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Best Roach Killer: Talstar P vs. Suspend SC vs. Demon WP

Shortly after moving into my Atlanta condo, I noticed big roaches in the kitchen, bathroom and even crawling up the living room walls. Since my home was spotless, I wasn’t sure why I was seeing so many bugs, which I later identified as American cockroaches and Smokybrown cockroaches —not German cockroaches that I wrongly used …

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Filing a home insurance claim? Don’t make the mistake that I made

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is something most people don’t like to think about, but there are times when things go wrong with single-family homes, townhouses and condos that require a claim. I had to file a claim for damage to my Atlanta condo recently and my unpreparedness led to a series of costly mistakes. …

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