Budget & Save
Saving more money comes in many forms. See below for saving & budgeting tips to help you achieve financial freedom, FASTER!
Our March Expenses in China (Semi-retired Abroad)
I’m excited to share with you the breakdown of our expenses here in China for the month of March (2023).
Kid’s Arcade Center Costs in China – So Crazy!
Our two-year-old son absolutely LOVES going to the arcade game center here in China, and the costs may surprise you!
Cost to Semi-Retire in China (Our First Month Expenses)
We moved abroad in December 2022 to semi-retire and are excited to share our expense breakdown to give you an idea of the cost of living here.
How To Save Money On Wuhan Trip | 14 Tips From A Chinese Native
With travel and other expenses adding up, it’s time to share 14 tips to save money on your trip to Wuhan, China.
How To Have a Wedding Under $5,000 (Our Budget Breakdown)
My wife and I’s wedding was under $5,000! Here I share 16 tips to help you have a beautiful wedding while on a budget!
22 Tips to Save Money on NYC Trip with Kids
We visited NYC with our two kids; both are under two years old. We found many ways to save money in NYC as a family!
The Best Free Things to do in Beijing | Tips From a Chinese Native
There are so many inсrеdiblе and frее things to do in Beijing. In this article, we share the five best things with many examples!
The Top 11 Free Things To Do In Wuhan, China
Planning a trip to Wuhan, China? Make sure to include the top 10 free things to do while visiting Wuhan from this article!
How The Simple Path to Wealth Helped Our FIRE Journey
See our key takeaways from the “The Simple Path to Wealth” book to help on your FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) journey!
Chinese vs American Views on Money | Explained From Natives
In this article, I discuss 11 differences between Chinese and American views on finance and money management.
How To Save Money On Beijing Trip | 15 Tips From A Chinese Native
Wondering how to save money on your trip to Beijing, China? In this article, we’ve got you covered with 15 tips!
How We Saved $20,000 at Age 21 for Our First House Down Payment
In this article, we will discuss 7 saving tips that we used to successfully save $20,000 for our first house down payment.
Understand Lifestyle Creep and How to Avoid it!
In this blog post, we will define lifestyle creep, discuss the signs of it, and give you tips on how to avoid it.
17 Pro Tips to Save Money on Travel
Traveling is a great way to see the world, but it can also be expensive! We share 17 pro tips to save money on travel expenses.
How to Adjust Your Budget for Inflation (8 Tips)
Inflation can have a significant impact on your money decisions. In this article, we’ll discuss some tips on how to budget for inflation.
What is Impulse Buying? (10 Ways to Stop it)
Here we will explore the psychology behind impulse buying and discuss some strategies for stopping it.
Buyers Remorse: What is it and How to Avoid it
Buyer’s remorse is “the sense of regret after having made a purchase”. We share 10 tips to help you avoid buyer’s remorse.
Zero-Based Budgeting | Everything You Need to Know
Understand what zero-based budgeting is, how to make a zero-based budget, the pros and cons of this approach, and the bottom line.
How to Stop Spending Money | Develop Financial Self-Control
If you want to get ahead in life, it’s important to develop financial self-control and stop bad spending money habits.
10 Ways to Save Serious Cash on Baby Items
When a new parent, the last thing you want to worry about it money. We provide you with 10 tips for saving serious cash on baby items.
What is Renters Insurance and Do You Need It
Learn the importance of having renters insurance as we go over the basics of of renters insurance and how much coverage you need.
10 Reasons You Should File Your Taxes Early
There are many reasons to file your taxes early. In this article, we discuss 10 of them in detail to help you this tax season.
High Yield Savings Accounts – Should you have one?
In this article, we will discuss what a high-yield savings account is, how it works, and the potential benefits.
Term vs Whole Life Insurance: What’s The Difference?
In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about term and whole life insurance, including cost comparisons and pros and cons.
15 Frugal Living Tips We Love
If you’re looking to save money, then you’ve come to the right place! We discuss 15 frugal living tips that can help you save a ton of money.
How to Lower Your Heating Bill (10 Tricks)
In this article, we will discuss 10 tricks to help lower your heating bill. Put on a sweater and get ready to learn how!
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k), What’s The Difference?
In this article, I explain the differences between a Roth 401(k) and a Traditional 401(k) to help you make a more informed decision.
How to Save Money on Gas: 15 Easy Ways
It’s no secret that gas prices are on the rise. In this post, I will discuss 15 of the best ways to save money on gas.
How The 50/30/20 Rule Works (With Examples)
In this article, I discuss the 50/30/20 rule in more detail, and provide tips on how to apply it to your own life!
How To Lower Your Electric Bill (10 Useful Hacks)
Lowering your electricity bill should be a priority if you’re trying to save money and fortunately it’s quite easy to do with these 10 tips!
Why Mint Mobile is the Best Cellphone Service Provider
We’ve put together a rundown of everything potential Mint customers need to know and why Mint Mobile is amazing, let’s jump in!
9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money
In this article, I will be reviewing 9 smart ways to spend your upcoming tax refund money that will set you up for a better future.
10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Blowing The Budget
Wondering how to lose weight on a budget? See these 10 tips to help you lose weight and keep it off without breaking the bank.
The 5 Best Personal Finance Books to Read in 2022
By reading these books, my knowledge of personal finance and financial literacy has been taken to a whole new level.
How to Get Out of Debt and Increase Net Worth – Our 350,000K Net Worth in 4 Years Story.
How we went from being in debt to having $350,000 net worth – all of which happened in 4 years during college.
Breakdown of our $350K Net Worth at Age 25
Through patience, continual learning, and discipline, we have been able to turn our net worth into a positive number!
What is Inflation? How to Protect Yourself Against it.
The purpose of this post is to explain what inflation is, what causes it, how it affects each of us, and how to protect yourself against it.
How We Save 56% of Our Income (12 Money Tips)
Our story on how we save 56% of our income as a Family of 3. See these 12 powerful saving tips with our own personal experiences.
Emergency Funds: What they are and how to get started
Be prepared for the unexpected with an emergency fund! In this article, we answer 5 common questions about emergency funds.
How We Budget Our $100,000 Annual Income as a Family of 3
In this article, we share our annual income budget and how allocate that money to expenses, investments, and savings.
Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic | The Good and the Bad
Personal and financial effects from the Covid-19 Pandemic. We share some of our insights on the positives and negatives.