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Spend Smarter

Spending money isn’t a bad thing. As long as you’re spending it to further your goals, have fun within reason and you’re spending it in smart ways. Here are our favorite posts revolving around the topics of spending smarter.

If you want to read all of our posts on this topic, check out the spending smarter archives pages.

Let’s start with some of my favorite ways to spend smarter. These ideas, products or services can save you money.

These free downloadable resources can help you manage your money better.

Budgeting is one of the keys to spending smarter for many people. It helps you make conscious decisions about where to spend your money, including spending money on fun.


Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases in your life. If you rent, it’s likely your largest monthly expense. Here are posts about your biggest monthly expense.

Behind your housing payment, your car expenses are likely one of your largest budget categories. Here are a few articles discussing the topic in depth.

Vacations are one of the most fun budget categories to spend money in. Here are a few tips to make the most of your vacation money.

Grocery shopping provides a huge opportunity to save money. Here are some of our favorite tips.

It’s easy to go out to eat rather than cook at home. Here are some great ways to save while dining out.

Credit card rewards are a great way to spend smarter, as long as you always pay your balance off in full and never pay interest. Here are some great articles about the topic.

Christmas and the holiday season can be a huge expense for families. Here are some tips to pay for the holidays without going into debt.

Weddings are a huge one time expense. Thankfully, my wife and I were able to have an awesome wedding on a budget. Here’s a huge tip.

Personal finance and spending smarter isn’t black and white. Here are a few posts that help explore decisions you’ll have to make for yourself.

And finally, here are the rest of our spending smarter posts we feel didn’t fit in within the above categories.