Born in Minot, ND on 3.21
Moved to Alaska on 4.28.90
Married Beth in 1999 and we have two awesome kids,
Greta 7 and Henry 10
My Two little monkeys at the San Diego Zoo
Greta and her best friend Princess Jasmine at Disneyland
Henry getting picked to be the "one" volunteer at the Shamu show at Seaworld
Greta after hearing that Henry was the "ONLY" volunteer
Henry doing a little dental work on the world famous Shamu at Seaworld
Beth and I at Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia to see the Aussies play France
In front of the famous Sydney Opera house and bridge
Here's a few ways to save some bucks and make your piggy bank smile.
photo credit: flickr
1. Cut your cell phone plan
Have you looked at your cell phone history lately? If you’re using less than your allotted minutes, text, or data, switch to a lower plan. Comb through your history and bills, then ditch anything you’re not using.
2. Ditch the landline
Speaking of ditching things, it may be time to cut the landline. If you primarily use your cell phone, why keep two services that do the same thing? Cutting your landline service can save $25 to $30 a month – around $300 a year.
3. Take a staycation
Staycations are all the rage lately for one reason: They’re a lot cheaper than regular vacations. If you’re trying to stash away an extra grand this year, consider staying home and living like a tourist in your own city for a few days.
4. Raise your deductibles
Raising your insurance deductibles will lower your monthly payment. For example, raise your car and homeowners insurance deductibles from $200 to $1,000 and you could save hundreds in premiums. Just make sure you don’t raise the deductible higher than you can afford if you need to file a claim.
5. Drop the gym membership
You really don’t need the fancy equipment, just a good pair of running shoes.