12 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Expenses

budget reduce expenses Aug 24, 2021

Household debt in the U.S. was a record $14.6 trillion for the first quarter of 2021, which seems like a lot of debt and it is. If you stacked that amount of debt in one-dollar bills, it would reach all the way to the moon.

And back.

Twice!

The easiest way is to cut expenses and use the money to pay off debt. That’s also the hardest way.

We believe that reducing expenses and paying off debt to achieve your financial goals shouldn't seem like a sacrifice. It's about taking control of the controllable and creating new money habits. 

Let's look at some practical ways to reduce your monthly expenses. 

  1. Start by tracking your spending. The first step in reducing expenses is to figure out where the money is going. Tracking spending over a month or two will probably be an eye-opener. You might be surprised by how much you're spending on certain items, but this gives you a good chance to see just where adjustments are needed going forward.   
  2. Create...
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17 Ways to Save Money on Your Utilities

budget utitlites Aug 19, 2021

Tired of paying what feels like way too much for your utilities? Use these money-saving tips to lower your bills today.

Your utility bills can be more unpredictable than almost any other bill. You might not think that you’re doing anything different month to month, but your utility bills tell a different story. If you’re looking for ways to save money you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to make radical changes to your habits. Here’s a list of ideas and tips so you can learn some easy ways to lower your bills.

  1. Install a Smart Thermostat: Install a smart programmable thermostat that allows you to automatically regulate your home heating and cooling. Programmable thermostats can save numerous temperature settings for each day and allow you to create recurring schedules for what and at what temperature your heating and cooling system runs. Smart thermostats can be adjusted from almost anywhere with the use of an app, so if it’s hotter...
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