The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

Tip #24: Cut your commute expenses by 40%

This is Tip #24 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tip is to cut your commute expenses by 40% using two techniques: Carpooling and working from home. Tip #1: Carpool Carpooling is a sacred cow for Americans, which is exactly the kind of expense I love to cut. We spend incredible amounts ...

Tip #23: Go cash-only for 15 to 30 days

This is Tip #23 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tip is to use cash during the 30 Day Challenge. No, this is not an unusual tip, but I'm going to try to add some nuance to it besides "CREDIT CARDS ARE BAD!!!!!" Most people who recommend using cash recommend using only ...

Tip #22: Analyze your progress in the 30 Day Challenge

This is Tip #22 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tip is to step back from the day-to-day tips and analyze how well you're doing overall in the 30 Day Challenge. (Note: Don't forget to scroll down for the pictures of how I've been doing in the Challenge.) It's easy to get ...

Tip #21: Save thousands by pre-paying your debt

This is Tip #21 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tip is to save money on interest payments by paying a little extra off your loan each month. Because loans are usually large amounts spread out over many years, the savings can be significant. The longer the loan, the more you save. ...

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Tip #20: Change the date of Christmas

This is Tip #20 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) This is a guest post by Erica Douglass, who blogs at erica.biz. She recently sold her web-hosting company for over $1m. I really hate traveling during the holidays. Packed airports, delayed or cancelled flights, bad weather, and miserable attitudes -- if this ...

Tip #19: Save Money, Eat Well and Look Hot in Less Than an Hour

This is Tip #19 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) This is a guest post by Susan Su. I'm a snob. I eat organic food, love designer clothes, buy premium pet food, and hate Old Navy. But, I'm also one of the cheapest people I know (apart from my Chinese mother - who ...