Tired of always thinking about bills and expenses? Tired of always running out of money? It’s time for you to change your financial life for the better and Modest Money is here to give you great financial advice. Check these posts out now.
Previously I wrote a post about Starbucks coffee prices and how coffee purchases can be brewing a hole in your wallet. Ironically I don't even drink coffee.Instead I mostly only drink tap water and it adds up to huge savings. Why I Started Drinking Mostly Water Back when I was younger I was big on soccer and several other sports. I wasn't a standout athlete or anything, … [Read more...]
When I started this blog, I had no intention of reviewing any movies here. After watching the movie Margin Call, I decided it was quite appropriate to review on this blog. I did work in my mom's video rental store for several years as a teenager. So I do know a thing or two about sitting on my ass watching movies.Margin Call is not your typical blockbuster with massive … [Read more...]
If you read books in your spare time, you would be well aware of how expensive books are and how the cost really adds up over time. Until recently, the main ways to save money on books were to buy second hand, borrow from libraries or borrow from friends. Beyond that you were pretty much out of luck.Now the new trend in saving money on books is purchasing an eReader. Not … [Read more...]
As an avid movie fan, I watch a lot of movies. I'm talking a lot! To reign in the price of this obsession, lately I have been watching almost all of my movies at home instead of at the theaters. For most films, it simply isn't worth spending more than triple the price. And that's without buying snacks! There are plenty of other perks too. Admission Ticket Inflation Over the … [Read more...]
While many customers acknowledge that Starbucks coffee prices are excessive, few stop to think what that pricing does to their finances and their general way of thinking about financial decisions. Starbucks Emulating The Walmart Virus The rapid growth of the Starbucks brand in many ways resembles that of Walmart. Both have risen to extreme popularity in the last 20 years. … [Read more...]
Say you are out walking and you happen to find $100 cash laying on the sidewalk, what would you do with that tax-free present from the heavens? And don't give me some bs that you would take that money to the police to find the person who lost it, or actually claim it in your taxes.I was faced with that scenario as a young child about 6 years old. On my way to the local … [Read more...]
If there's anything positive that can be taken from the recent mortgage crisis, it is the light it shed on how so many people were living beyond their means. Countless people were getting approved for mortgages they couldn't actually afford. Mortgages were basically being handed out like candy on Halloween, even if you couldn't put any money into a down payment. That was just … [Read more...]