Beat the Heat on a Dime

Summer is officially here, and with that comes warmer temperatures. We're lucky to live in a state that doesn't generally get obscenely hot (sorry, Arizona), but that's not to say that we never experience heat waves in Maine. In fact, often times we experience humidity along with the heat. Have you ever heard someone say, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity?" There's some truth to that statement. 85 degrees in Arizona feels completely different than 85 degrees here in Maine.

Running and Finances

Running a race, and personal finances are actually more similar than you would imagine. While the two may seem different in nature, there are several different aspects to race/run training that you can apply to personal finances in your own life. We like visual comparisons. We hope you do too. If you're not a runner, that's okay! We still think this post will be something that you can relate to. So what are the similarities between running a race and setting financial goals? We're glad you asked!

Questions To Ask Before Getting Married

Did you know that June is one of the busiest months of the year for weddings? It's true! There's something about a warm sunny day with the flowers in full bloom that gets couples excited about tying the knot in June. If you're planning on getting married in the near future, chances are, you'll be combining your finances with your spouse. This may seem easier said than done, but it can also lead to headaches when you're trying to figure out your lives.

Saving Money on BBQ Season

Barbecue season is officially upon us! There's something relaxing about firing up the grill and cooking up a tasty spread for friends and family. If you're like us and invite people over to your house for grilling season, you can rack up a pretty hefty grocery bill if you aren't careful. Between the meat, salads, drinks and charcoal/propane, one meal can put a substantial hole in your pocket. If you're planning on holding a cookout soon, here's some tips to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck!

Throwing Cash In The Trash

We doubt that you literally throw money away into your trash can, but did you know there are several ways you are throwing money away, and you don't even know it? It's true! There are several things that we spend money on each month that is relatively useless. Where are you wasting your money? Here are a few places we found are the biggest culprits.

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Becoming a Savvy Yard Sale Shopper

It's early May, but the weather is warming up and yard sale season is here! While you may not find a yard/garage sale at every corner just yet, chances are you'll be driving by one in the very near future (maybe even this weekend). Yard sales are great places to get used items at a fraction of the cost of what you'd spend in the store. If you're smart about it and go prepared, you can save yourself lots of money! Here are some tips we recommend as you gear up for the upcoming yard sale season.