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Drive my car until it dies

Why I am going to drive my car until it dies!

My car is currently 16 years old which is crazy to many of my friends. They can’t make it 5 years before purchasing a new vehicle. Vehicles are both a blessing and a curse. For most people they are necessary evil and the only way to commute to work. To me it is just a form of transportation that takes me the 1 mile to and from work everyday. Here are the 4 main reasons I am going to drive my car until it dies. The Desire to Not Have a Car Payment This is the big…

First Home

First Home: Buying a home after renting it for a year

As we got to the end of our one year lease agreement my fiancé and I began our search for a new place to live. The owner of the home had given us notice that she was intending on moving back into the home so therefore we could not renew our lease. We quickly discovered that finding a new place to rent was going to be difficult. You see, my fiancé and I have a few pets, most notably a great dane mix who weighs in at a featherlight 110lbs. Most apartments in our area have…

Grocery Bills

Why Our Grocery Bills Have Skyrocketed So Far This Month

This past week our grocery bill hit an all time high of 165.11 for a single trip to the grocery store. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty disappointing to see. Our average grocery bills never really hit the $100 mark so this bill was basically double our normal bill. To top it off it all comes down to one thing. My fiancé starting a diet that is a lot like Whole30 with her friends. Her being on a diet means I am now on a diet As everyone in a relationship knows that when…

credit card points

How to make the most out of credit card points

When I started my job a little while back the first thing they recommended that I do was sign up for a few different credit cards. I was a little confused at first. Now though, it makes so much sense. With how much I travel for work purposes I rack up points like crazy. But you don’t have to travel a lot in order to build points. First Credit Card ,The first credit card that I ever signed up for was the Discover 5% cash back card. I got this card my freshman year of college…

Stay Productive

7 Ways to Stay Productive When You Have a Long Commute

Everyday people waste countless hours sitting in a car in traffic on their way to and from work. Much of this time is spent on the phone or listening to music. But it could be spent on self improvement or even a side hustle. Here are 7 solid ways to stay productive when faced with a long commute. Audio books and podcasts Reading is a great way to improve oneself and sharpen the mind. Audiobooks are great for long drives and long commutes. Distilled Dollar even had a recent post on the 4 Money Benefits from any Gym.…


Why and How We Fired Our Realtor

House hunting is nothing like how they show it on television. It is often very stressful and can send you through a whirlwind of emotions. Thats why it is important to have a good realtor who can help you make informed decisions. A realtor is supposed to be your advocate A realtor, just like any professional, is there to help you and have your best interests in mind. They are there to set up showings of potential houses and to be your advocate at the negotiating table. We did our homework before selecting our realtor in…

Best Customer Service

The Best Customer Service I Have Ever Had and Why it Matters

Earlier this week I got off the phone after three hours of dealing with my internet provider. It seems like every three months that I end up having a conversation with them about either my bill or my internet speed being less than what I am paying for. Each and every time it is a massive time waste and in the end I am both angry and exhausted. If your experience with the phone, cable, and internet companies is anything like mine then you completely understand how horrible their customer service really is. I have used…

Side Hustle

The Side Hustle that I Never Realized I Had

Most people try to build a side business and like you that is also what I am striving for. Whats funny though is that I just realized that for the past few years I have already been running a quiet side hustle. How it all started I have always loved building things and it all goes back to my obsession with legos. Almost every day of the week as a child I would build massive structures and vast cities. Now as i’ve gotten older the legos have been replaced with lumber and steel. At first everything…


How to Stay on Budget when Remodeling a Home

Remodeling your home is one of the best ways to not only make it your own but to increase its value. In the last year our home has appreciated substantially in value due our continued effort at modernizing and updating every aspect of the home. In all of our projects that we have taken on we have only gone over our budget once. Here is how we stay on budget. Plan ahead Over half of the time that we spend on a remodel project is not time swinging a hammer. It is time spent meticulously planning…

Cut the Cord

Cut the Cord on Cable: How I just saved $1,200 this year

I did it. I finally called it quits on my cable service and cut the cord. And it just hit me how much money I will be saving over the course of this next year by this move alone. Why did I wait so long? The only real reason that I have had cable for the past 3 years is the insanely low bundle rate that I was given when I first signed up. When we first moved into our home I did my research and found the best rates in the area. After calling a…