The web is full of resources and experts to help you save money, find bargains, and make the most of your finances. Here are a few of the best:
A group of bloggers whose mission is to offer shopping tips, financial advice, career and money-making ideas and “general adulthood know-how your parents forgot to tell you.”
Wife, mother and homeowner Leah Ingram shares her lessons, tips and bargain finds on her blog — from free Leap Day samples to coupons for Fisher-Price products to DIY cleaning tools.
Money saving tips and practical financial tools — strategies and real information to help lower your bills, reduce your debt, and spend smarter— billeater.com’s goal is to help you lower your energy bills, monthly mortgage payments, car insurance, credit card payments, and more.
Not a pure bargains and finance site, LifeHacker covers how-to’s, information, answers, reviews and, yes, tips on everything from the latest and best smartphone apps to how to buy the right toothbrush to how to use sugar to clean your greasy hands. And don’t miss their “App Deals” — where you’ll find paid apps on sale or free, updated daily.
Strategies and life lessons on keeping a home and feeding a family on a budget — from “why I don’t make homemade tortillas” to “play the drugstore game” to “15 ways to repurpose items you already have for reorganizing” — this blog’s goal is to help you live better on less.
Part of a national campaign sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and The Advertising Council to encourage and help Americans aged 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances — the site offers games, quizzes, resources, planning tools and more to help you develop and maintain the saving habit. Check out the 5% Challenge — based on your household income, your debt and your annual savings goal (which you provide), the site produces a map of your lifetime savings results.
About living “the smartest, most creative life possible with whatever we’ve got on hand — about doing fabulously more with what we have—even when it’s a little bit less than what we want — it's trading off, not down, turning the ordinary into something extraordinary, the art of living the good life for less, no matter what we’ve got in our bank account.”
For starters check out 24 Savvy’s list of the 50 Best Money-Saving Blogs and Websites.