How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

Grocery shopping–some people love it, some people hate it; either way, it’s something we all need to do. Eating out every day isn’t cost-effective, and it’s certainly not healthy. Luckily, there’s a very easy way to buy groceries these days–online. Here are the best places to buy groceries online, plus I’ll discuss if it’s really cheaper than going to the store yourself. Why You Might Want To Buy Groceries Online … Read more

134R | Quit Like A Millionaire

Quit Like A Millionaire

Brad and Jonathan give updates on solar panels and YNAB. Plus, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung from Millenial Revolution talk about their new book. Solar Update Currently, Brad is having solar panels installed on his house. Although it is a large upfront cash outlay of around $20,000, Brad thinks that the return will be around 9 or 10%. If the solar panels produce around $1,800 to $2,000 of electricity each … Read more

5 Ingredients Frugal Cooks Shouldn’t Skimp On

5 Ingredients Frugal Cooks Shouldn't Skimp On

If you’re hanging out in the ChooseFI community, chances are you love to save money. One of those ways you probably choose to do so is by cooking at home. And while it’s good to be frugal and save money, are some ingredients that even the frugal cook shouldn’t skimp on. Let’s look at five quality ingredients, from spices to eggs to oils, that take your food from good to … Read more

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools And How To Find Them For Less

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools And How To Find Them For Less

You don’t need the most expensive cookware and the latest gadgets to be a great cook and prepare delicious meals. From Amazon to brick and mortar stores to garage sales, there are great deals everywhere to help you save on good kitchen tools. When I started graduate school, I had to furnish my first apartment. My friend’s mom recommended I hit up garage sales. I was shocked at how much … Read more

How To Save Money When Buying Appliances

How To Save Money When Buying Appliances

Buying new appliances can cost hundreds or if you are remodeling a kitchen, thousands of dollars. And even FI-minded people sometimes need to buy new things. If you are remodeling or one of your appliances breaks beyond repair, there are ways to save on and optimize your big purchase. Time Your Purchase With A Major Shopping Holiday The best time to buy appliances is usually around a major shopping holiday. … Read more

Make The Most Of Your Amazon Prime Membership

Make The Most Of Your Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime, which started as free expedited shipping on any order, has grown to include many perks and benefits. As someone who primarily shops online, I am a big fan of Amazon Prime. I also love Prime Video. I am sure I am not the only one eagerly anticipating the return of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Unfortunately, along with additional perks, the price of Amazon Prime keeps rising as well. … Read more

The Cheapest Way To Move: 13 Tips For Cutting Your Moving Costs

The Cheapest Way To Move: 13 Tips For Cutting Your Moving Costs

I’ve moved across the country four times. My first trip happened with only the things that could fit in the back of a hatchback Toyota. Every trip after that grew in scale, giving me enough life experience to dread going through a big move again. No matter what stage of life you’re in, you can save tons by taking a bootstrap mentality to your move. If you’re looking for FI-friendly … Read more

7 Cheap Date Ideas Out On The Town (Because They Can’t All Be At-Home Date Nights)

7 Cheap Date Ideas Out On The Town (Because They Can't All Be At-Home Date Nights)

Has date night gotten lost somewhere between saving towards your early financial independence dreams and the realities of your cost of living? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you go on a lot of at-home date nights. We’ve had some pretty off-the-hook ones over the last few years. You know, the kind that keep two people growing as a couple, connecting, and having fun together. But let’s be … Read more

12 Ways To Save Money On Groceries

Save Money On Groceries

Grocery shopping can easily become two things–a hassle and a large expense. After housing and insurance, your food budget can be one of the largest recurring expenses you face every month. Though you’ll still be saving a boatload over eating takeout or in restaurants, you can still eat up (pun intended!) far too much of your spending money on impulse purchases and food that goes to waste. Here are our … Read more

Best Credit Cards For Buying Groceries: Earn More Miles, Points, And Cash Back

Best Credit Cards For Groceries

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average young family spends $900 per month on groceries. However, not all credit cards are created equal. And the credit card that works for your neighbor or favorite blogger may not be the right credit card for you. Think about what is most important to you. Do you want cash back, airline miles, or hotel points as a reward for your … Read more