negotiating medical bills

Haggle Medical Costs like Your Life Depends on It

Ever wondered how negotiating medical bills over the phone (and by letter) works? Our incentive to haggle at the doc's increased greatly when half of our household was laid off last Halloween (the half with access to an employer-sponsored health…
savings goals

Savings Goals - How to Get What You Want

Have lots of savings goals and not sure how to prioritize them, or even how to find money for them? Let me show you how to actually get where you want to go. Savings goals can be really exciting.  At the same time, they can be annoying…
can't save money

4 Common Money-Saving Sabotages and How to Get Around them

Feeling like you're one of those people who just can't save money? Like, real money in a savings account? Read below to see if one of these money-saving sabotages is the reason. There are signs everywhere that show you how much money you…
tax strategy examples

Double Down this Tax Season {No Casino Necessary}

Let me share four of my tax strategy examples to show you how to earn more money on that tax return (including a way to "roll" your tax credit!).  Isn’t it human nature to want just a little more? This time of year can feel like winning…
how to save money on water bill

10 Ways We Save Money on Our Water Bill

Wondering how to save money on water bill? I've been dabbling in reducing our water bill for years. Grab a pencil, a notepad, and listen up! I grew up on a farm in the bucolic landscape of Pennsylvania, where a Well provided the water for us…
energy awareness month

It’s Energy Awareness Month…and I’ve Entered a Contest

Energy Awareness Month is here and we've entered a contest! Follow along with us as we learn how to get our electricity costs down, down, and down some more. Did we win? Things have gone rather dark in our household. Literally. It’s Energy…