Vacation Savings Tip 01 – Save $80 a month with Friday Night Pizza Night

Have great family fun while cutting back on expenses by creating “Taco Night” or “Friday Night Pizza Night”. We save about $80 a week by loading a frozen pizza with our favorite toppings, renting a movie, and eating on the couch. It’s not cheap – but it’s spending time instead of money.

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Tree-tirement – a simple way to look at how saving for retirement works

Simply put, saving for retirement is like planting the seed and watering it in order to grow a big, strong tree.

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Opt Out of Credit Card and Insurance mailing offers

Tired of all the junk mail? Wish you didn’t have to spend the first 5 minutes after getting home on tearing your name and address off envelopes and solicitations? Join me as I “fly” through a few web pages and “land” on a website that helps stop firm offers of credit and insurance from cluttering…

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Use Google Calendar to help budget expenses

Most people use a calendar for upcoming events like birthdays, anniversaries, and dance recitals. In this exercise I show how to use an on-line calendar to enter upcoming expenses, make them recur every week/month/year, and how to set email reminders to yourself in order to create a rockin’ Money Plan (budget) that works. UPDATE: Google Calendar…

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Absolute Simplest Budget In Excel

Free Excel budget template and video tutorial screencast In Episode #005 of the MoneyPlanSOS Podcast I described the Absolute Simplest Budget That Works. In this video-tutorial I show you how to create this type of budget in an Excel spreadsheet. This will also work in any other spreadsheet program and works best for those of us…

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