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#CutTheCord – 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

#CutTheCord - 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

The average American pays somewhere around $100 a month for cable. Per year, that’s $1,200 (which is more than most of us have saved…total). It’s no secret we dish out a lot of money to be entertained. However, more people want to know how to save money on cable because it’s so expensive. In 2017, […]

Ask Chuck: How to Budget With Inconsistent Income

Hi Chuck, I am part of the ‘Gig Economy’ and work full-time as a freelance graphic designer. Some months I am slammed with work and make a great amount of money. But then other months are really slim. I’ve found it’s really difficult to budget for these major ups and downs – I end up […]

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

What’s the most difficult category to stick to in your budget? Food? Entertainment? Miscellaneous items? We all struggle with different kinds of budget busters. Kind of like budgetary “kryptonite”, they’re things that we just push the limit on month to month. In a recent study from Varo Money, they defined these expenses as “guilty pleasures” […]

Ask Chuck: Are There Alternatives to Amazon?

ask chuck are there alternatives to amazon

Dear Chuck, Amazon seems to have taken over the world! Their dominating presence makes me a little nervous…but I still love my free 2-day shipping from Prime. Are there any alternatives out there that I should know about? I feel like I can save money shopping from Amazon and the free shipping is always a […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

how to live like youre poor

Dear Chuck, I’m in my early twenties and finances are a topic of stress in my life and among my peers. One of my friends, who is about my age, just paid off his mortgage. How is that even possible? Others I know rely solely on credit cards and are in thousands of dollars of […]

6 Tips for An Affordable Summer Vacation

affordable summer vacation

Are you planning a summer vacation? Unfortunately, it may be more expensive to travel in 2018. Both airline ticket prices and hotel fares are increasing, which may make a sunny beach vacation or adventure-filled getaway a little less attainable. Considering that last year, 74% of Americans said they went into debt to go on vacation, […]

Ask Chuck: Is Amazon Go a “No” For My Wallet?

Dear Chuck, I saw that Amazon just opened its first grocery store. The store has all kinds of technological advancements, and you don’t even have to pay at a register. While this seems really cool, what kind of impact will these kinds of advancements have on my finances? And does the Bible say anything about […]

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