MAKE YOUR CAR LAST

TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR

It is quite likely that you live in a place where you need a car, even a car for each family/house member, or almost. If you are lucky enough to be able to walk, cycle or use public transport GREAT! But if you rely on your car, you know the […]

BLOG: Farnoosh (SO MONEY)

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We approached the blog/page of Farnoosh Torabi, who I follow since she was making videos on Yahoo-Finance, always giving useful and practical advice on personal finance, and she is dedicated to disseminate knowledge about domestic economy, and home finance, among many other things. You can read her best tips here. For me, doing the […]

BLOG: THINK, SAVE, RETIRE

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Today we stop by Steve’s site, who runs the ship of this blog dedicated to everything that has to do with RETIREMENT, the sooner the better. It always helps me read his posts because they are simple, direct and brave. In addition, he does not waste time on secondary issues, almost always offers […]

SAVE ON FOOD

SAVE ON FOOD & MAINTAIN QUALITY, VARIETY, AND BALANCE

 

I recently talked about how to save on two different posts, here and here. On those, I already mentioned food as an area where you can cut costs without sacrificing quality of life. Today I provide details and specific strategies to save a lot in […]

REDUCE YOUR MORTGAGE TO HALF (or almost)

Break free from slavery to the mortgage

Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of that mortgage?

Are you also a slave to your mortgage and you feel it as a life sentence? Do you think you have done something terribly wrong in this life and your punishment is to carry this penitence until you die? I hear you, I feel you; […]

5 + 5: 10 WAYS TO SAVE, PART 2

KEEP SAVING!

 

Today we talk about the “small”, often ignored, expenses and purchases because they seem minor. We tend to forget about their long-term impact, but it all adds up (and it all takes a toll). So today I will tell you strategies I use to cut my recurring expenses, the areas in which […]

5 + 5: 10 WAYS TO SAVE, PART 1

GET SAVING!

 

How to start saving? Where can you cut unnecessary spending? We all like to save a little money here and there and put it to use for other purposes. Maybe you want to invest for your dreamt RETIREMENT, or pay down debt that worries you so much, or save for a project […]

DEBT NO, NO, NO

DO NOT ACCUMULATE DEBT, PAY DOWN YOUR DEBT, AVOID DEBT. DEBT … NO, NO, NO

 

I am telling you Amy Winehouse-style, no . . . no . . . . no . . . Perhaps it is the most important power at your hands to see your goals being realized. Beyond the mortgage for […]

RECIPES: PINEAPPLE AND GINGER DRINK, ICE-CREAM, SORBET . . .

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PINEAPPLE AND GINGER DRINK

 

What do you do with skins and rinds from pineapple? I also threw them away and felt bad for it. Now I recycle them and make tea out of them. I was sad, I felt it was so much waste. Searching and digging enough I found recipes (link) that […]

THE POWER OF DELAYING GRATIFICATION

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FOCUS AND DELAY THE REWARD

Try to resist this impulsive temptation that burns you inside and “demands” from you to provide, at once, what it wants. If you can hold that craving for the instant reward and forget the itch you can achieve greater goals in the medium and long term. Basically, DELAYING GRATIFICATION means […]