Ways to Get Extra Money to Pay Off Debt

Ways to Get Extra Money to Pay Off Debt

How to Make Extra Money When you’re in debt, the idea of extra money is both enticing and a bit of a joke. How nice it would be to have “extra” money, right? Of course, any extra you make would only go into the debt you owe. It feels hopeless and pointless. I get it. But let’s look at that…


How to Get All the Unemployment Benefits You’re Entitled To

How to get all the unemployment benefits you're entitled to

In 2020 all of us have sustained a variety of hardships. If you suffered a loss of employment, you may be entitled to some form of unemployment benefit. Here are the main forms of unemployment benefits you may be eligible for and how to claim them, What Is Unemployment Insurance? Unemployment Insurance pays you a benefit in the event that…


89+ Homesteading Resources For When You’re Stuck at Home

homesteading resources for when you're stuck at home

Over the years on And Then We Saved, we’ve written a huge range of articles and many are, of course, on the topic of saving money and getting out of debt super fast. Part of that includes living off what we already have at home. In this new, strange time of self-isolation, quarantine, and loss of income (for a large…


OVER 200+ FREE-ish Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

over 200 things to do when stuck at home

Self-Isolating? Quarantining? Feeling Stir-Crazy? Here’s a Massive List to Keep You Busy! My word! Things are nuts right now! I’m feeling stir-crazy and wanted to compile ALL the amazing resources I’ve come across when researching what to do when stuck at home! This list includes all sorts of great things to do from coding, baking, wildlife cams, yoga, meditation, science…


10 EASY Ways to Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill

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How I Cut Our Cell Phone Costs by OVER 80%! Saving money is often difficult to do. You have to learn better habits and it takes a lot of work and follow-through. It doesn’t help that saving money usually means giving something up. for those of us who love to spend, it’s even painful. It’s especially hard to acknowledge wants…


How the Debt Snowball Method Works (& Why a Debt Avalanche is Better!)

Snowball Method of Debt Management VS Avalanche Method

Debt Snowball Vs. Debt Avalanche! Getting out of debt is not fun, but it’s the only way to secure financial freedom. Imagine getting to keep all the income that isn’t taxed and put it away for a rainy day, or use however you like. If you have multiple balances to pay off, then you may be in a relentless and…


Easiest Food Budget Wins

easiest food budget wins

How to Save Money on the biggest expense of all: FOOD! When you’re trying to free up money anywhere you can, or buckle down on expenses, an easy target is food. The good news is that there are all kinds of way to save money on food! It seems like however far you go, there are always more ways to…


37 Easy Ideas To Make Money On The Weekend

37 Ways To Make Money On the Weekend

Editor’s Note: This post has was originally published in February 2014 and has been updated as of December 2019. Pro tip: Be sure to get the Side Gig Master List with over 195+ Side Gig Ideas I think that we can all agree that making more money is a great idea. Finding the time to fit in a second job?…


HOW TO VISIT LA LIKE A TOTAL CHEAPSKATE – Cheap Hotels in LA – Massive Guide!

Cheap Hotels in LA - A Cheapskate Guide to LA

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May 2013 and has been updated as of December 2019. All prices were correct at the time of the original posting. Welcome to Los Angeles! This sprawling, laid-back, perpetually sunny metropolis is the most diverse city in the US, in more ways than one. Each neighborhood has its own topography and vibe,…


98 Cheap and Easy Foods to Make for Under 5 Bucks!

cheap and easy foods to make

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2012 and has been updated December 2019 The key to saving money with meals is to look for healthy foods that are versatile and nutritious. Think: peanut butter, oatmeal, canned beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, eggs, almonds, apples, bananas, grapes, fresh or frozen spinach, carrots, kale, canned tomatoes, chicken breasts, broccoli, onions,…


Insider’s Guide To 23 Fun & Cheap Things You Must See (& Do) When Visiting Denver

Insider's Guide To 23 Fun & Cheap Things You Must See (& Do) When Visiting Denver

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2012. It has been updated as of December 2019. Fourteen years ago I moved to Denver to go to photography school and I never would’ve guessed that I’d still be living here. Turns out Denver has won my heart. Before I moved to Denver I thought that it was a city…


Ways to Save Money When You’re Unemployed

ways to save money while unemployed

Exactly How to Save Money When You Don’t Have a Job Saving money is never a skill that you can just set aside. Although your motivations for saving money may change, Nobody ever decides to stop saving. The degrees to which you can save and the opportunities to save may change, but whether you set money aside for later, or…