Category Archives: Frugal Tips

Saving Money with Every Pedal

Saving Money with Every Pedal

After moving to Boston and choosing to live within biking distance to my office, I am itching to start commuting to work by bike. I literally can’t wait. Because I am so excited, I decided to update this old post from 2011 and share my plan to save money through biking to work.Continue Reading

50 Ways to Cut Costs

50 Ways to Cut Costs

Cutting your own spending can seem daunting – but if you think outside the box, you can often find simple solutions to your money problems. Below are 50 tried and true ideas to save money, many of which will work for you. Read on!Continue Reading

Commuting to Work by Bike to Save Money

Commuting to Work by Bike to Save Money

As May just started, I am now adjusting to my new commuting schedule. As you will recall, in the fall, winter, and early spring, I commute to work by train. This means a long winter of cold walks to and from the train. But, in the late spring and summer, I enjoy the opportunity to bike to work. Saving money by biking to work is practical for me. More importantly, it’s not just a way to save money – it’s a great way to get exercise at the same time. We all know that life gets busy and so being able to multi-task in this way helps me out.Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 10

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 10

If you are just discovering 20’s Finances, this is the tenth and final week of 5 Ways to Cut Costs. I offer creative ways to help you save money on everyday expenses. Some of these you may have heard before, but some are what I consider original. These are the ways that I am able to live in one of the most expensive regions in the country and survive on a modest income.Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 9

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 9

Looking for easy ways to make ends meet? I understand that everyone needs help with their finances. Here are 5 easy ways to save money and reduce your spending.Continue Reading

Say Goodbye to the University Meal Plan

Say Goodbye to the University Meal Plan

The experienced college student has a handful of essential words that he/she comes to learn all to well: free, poor, cheap. There is probably no more financially-difficult time than the four years at the university. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. When else are you paying anywhere from $18,000 – $50,000 (or more) in expenses each year and earning little or no money?Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 8

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 8

Do you spend so much money that you feel like you’re putting money down the drain? If you are looking for ways to get out of debt or just manage your spending, here are five creative ways to cut costs.Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 7

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 7

Struggling to make ends meet? The easiest thing to do is to cut your costs. Here is the seventh week of 5 ways to cut costs. Make your own Halloween Costume: It always amazes me to see the seasons change in department stores. Very soon you will see stores make room for the popular Halloween section.Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 6

Continue to find new ways to save money with another dose of weekly ways to cut costs.Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut Costs – Week 5

I hope you all enjoy my weekly updates on how to save money. Here are five more tips that I have found useful to save a few bucks. Credit Cards: I have found that using my rewards credit card on most purchases helps save a little extra. The trick to actually making this work is notContinue Reading