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5 Tips to Help You Start Your Emergency Fund

5 Tips to Help You Start Your Emergency Fund

“How to Save” articles always include the tip “Build an emergency fund,” and for good reason. As its name implies, an emergency fund tides you over during unexpected events – like fires, accidents and sudden deaths in the family.

Essentially, it’s your last line of defense finance-wise, in case you end up in a situation where you have no other sources of cash.

That’s why it’s important you know how to build an emergency fund from the get-go. For that, here are some guidelines you can follow…

5 Reasons That Prove I’ve Found the Best Web Hosting Company

5 Reasons That Prove I’ve Found the Best Web Hosting Company

After months of research, I’ve finally decided to switch MoneyMiniBlog to a new web hosting company.

I was so excited about this company that I had to share how awesome they’ve been.

Whether you’re looking for a web host, already with a web host or even if you don’t have a website yet, you need to see why this company is the best. This is an important change for MoneyMiniBlog. Not only will this site load faster and be more secure, but you won’t ever have to worry about it being down when you visit.

If you have a site or ever plan to have a site, you can save yourself the research and take advantage of all the work I’ve put in to finding the best web host. Here are all the details…

5 Simple Ways to Save Money When You’re a Student

5 Simple Ways to Save Money When You’re a Student

More often than not, college students are constantly facing shortage of money even if they have managed to acquire a student loan. While the funding may appear to be enough when you get it at the beginning of the term, it is not long before you realize that you will need to seriously budget to last it throughout. This is the hard part; budgeting, to make sure that you do not run out of money before you receive your next funding. However, it is not so difficult that you would term it impossible. I would like to list down a couple of saving tips for you college students.

How I’ve Saved Almost $300 I Didn’t Know I Had (Digit Update)

How I’ve Saved Almost $300 I Didn’t Know I Had (Digit Update)

If you didn’t catch my Digit review, you can check it out here.

Digit is a simple automated way to save money that tracks your checking account and strategically pulls out money you can do without – it’s all based on the intelligence of Digit to track your spending habits. It’s also all totally free to use.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I must say, I’m highly impressed with the results.  Here’s an update and a few more things I’ve learned about Digit…

Digit Review: The Easiest Way to Save Money Ever

Digit Review: The Easiest Way to Save Money Ever

Sure, you can set an automatic transfer from your checking to your savings each month, but with that you still have to set the transfer amount.

With Digit, you don’t even have to do that.

It’s an intelligent service that not only saves your money automatically, but it determines how much to save by how much you can afford. You literally just link your account and forget about it. Digit does all the work for you.

I had a few questions, so I set up an interview with the founder of Digit. Here’s what I figured out and how you can use Digit for automatic savings…

The Real Cost of Cable TV

The Real Cost of Cable TV

Do you have cable? If so, how much do you pay? It might be more than you think.

I have internet. You probably knew that. However, I don’t have cable. You may have known that too. However, my internet provider offers cable packages, as most do.

This month, I received a letter from my internet provider informing me that basic cable is now free. Yes, free. As long as you don’t want billions of channels, you can now watch cable TV for free. You can also get a home phone line for free, but does anyone really remember what that is?

Apparently, basic cable is considered a “need” in the U.S. now. That’s why they’re doing this. The government says people need the news, thus, people need basic cable. If that were the case, one would think they would only give you the news channels for free. I guess that would make too much sense. Either way, I’m sure everyone who is getting it for free is only watching the news anyways, right??? Yeah…I know.

When I got this letter, my first thought was “oh, we could hook it up and have basic cable” and then my wife and I started to calculate the real cost of cable. Beyond the monetary costs. You might be surprised…

15 Things You Should Buy From the Dollar Store

15 Things You Should Buy From the Dollar Store

Dollar stores are interesting because they make their money by charging a dollar for everything.

So that means things that are typically $2 or $3 are only a dollar at the dollar store. That also means some things that are typically 50 cents are also a dollar at the dollar store.

Then there are stores like Dollar General, which isn’t really a dollar store at all, if you’re going off the “everything’s a dollar” idea. I suppose Dollar General just means everything is generally…close to a dollar, which is more accurate, but still a little shady if you ask me.

I want to be clear that this list is talking about dollar stores where everything is actually…*drum roll please*…a dollar. Dollar stores can save you money, but if you use them for all your shopping, you may be wasting some money. Also, it’s worth noting that some dollar stores accept coupons and that can be quite lucrative, so check into that with your local stores.

Here are 15 things you should generally buy from the dollar store and some ways to save even more money…

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