Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Summertime

 Hello Family, Just wanted to wish you a Happy first day Of Summer. Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

HOW I SURVIVE WITHOUT A JOB | MAX VLOG | TMZ



Hello Family. I am loving this Surfer Dude from TMZ and his Money Habits.
                             Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$$

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summertime



                              
                           
Hello Family How Are You Today?
          
Summertime is here and The Vacations should be cheap & easy
                                   
Think about short 2-3 day trips  Places where you can go and relax near you that would not cot a lot of $$.  A place that you can drive to within say 2-3 hours. For me I go to Atlantic City it's about a 3 hour drive from NYC and it offer beaches, restaurants, good food and the hotels gives me free room and discounts on my food. If I am lucky I get gambling $$ to

What about taking the kids to amusement parks that are not so popular for the summer. I was looking on youtube and I see a lot of places that have parks and places to stay cheap. Places like Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky. These places you can stay and have entertainment for your children at less then it would cost you to go to Disney world

Look for cheap 2-3 day cruises. I have seen them for under $1000. It's a cheap and relaxing vacation. Especially if you live inn or around Florida you can cruise for almost  next to nothing.

Looking in to companies that offer day trip in and around where you live. I used to see a bus company where I lived offer day or overnight  trips to people. They would go to Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania  These places were a couple hours away from New York by bus and the prices for these trips were cheap at the time 

Family if you get along with family that live out of state why not ask them if you could visit for a day or two. That way you stay with them  no hotel cost. But do offer to pay for the food and anything extra the week your staying with them.

Look for cheap deals like airfare. I always see where JetBlue is going when they have a $59 one way deal. Hey I can go to west bubble if the place has a hotel and it's cheap to get there.

This is a short list of suggestions. Just because we are frugal/cheapskates doesn't mean that we need not take a vacation. You need to enjoy your life that's what we are frugal/cheap for right so that we can enjoy some of the nice stuff in life.

                                               Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Saturday



Hello Family Thought you might need a laugh today. Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday

 Hello Family. Do I need to say More?

   Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$$

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10 Billionaires That Are Cheaper Than You



To have that kind of money and still be frugal/cheap. don't know if it's a good thing or a bad one. What do you think?
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This Is My Season

                                                     Hello Family How Are You Today?
                                                                 ( This Is So Me)

 This is my season yard sale/garage sale time. I can get up early get out and admire people's junk. This is also the time  I  start looking for my holiday gifts and things that I might need to go on vacation with. A women  yesterday at her garage sale was selling  brand new carry on luggage by Calvin Kline for 5 bucks. If I had needed it I would have gotten it. This is the season family to go out search have fun  and get more bang for your buck. 
  
                                                       Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$
                                                                                             

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Funnies



Happy Sunday Family. Here are some funnies to make your smile

Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$

Entertainment




IN house entertainment for Cheapskate/Frugalist

Here are some suggestions

Get DVDs and CDs (and of course books) from my friendly local library to enjoy at home.

Have an assortment of hobbies (knitting, sewing, sketching), have a plot in a community garden as well as container plants at home, I go for walks, and I've been known to have a social life.

Books for free from the library. The library also has movies for free and programs to entertain children, for free.

Try over the air tv.

Board games, if your family is large enough to have participants. Card games, chess, checkers, Chinese checkers. (you actually give your kid a big boost to get ahead in life if you train the child to play chess)

Assorted hobbies, woodworking, fabric arts. General art, like drawing, watercolor, gel pen.

Gardening, especially growing food plants. Competing for prizes in some of the plant contests, biggest pumpkin, best rose, best tomato

Family walks, flower walks, bird walks.

Train the pet dog and enter competitions.

Picnics in the park.

Have a number of play lists you assembled on You tube, that you can listen to on my laptop speakers.

Watch free sports streamed live from Russia, mostly MLB baseball.

While other people are watching TV, my wife and I play Battleships on graph paper with pencil.

 Learn new  language online. It's frugal.

 Get dumbbells at home: You  can do  a full body workout if you know how.

Writing short stories. Get your inner author started

Surfing web for learning, and You tube and forums.

Buy a guitar, fiddle, banjo or bongo or whatever. Instead of watching TV watch you tube and learn how to play an instrument. 

 Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June's Challenge

                                                Hello Family How Are You Today?


 Here's an idea with June just around the corner. I thought instead of doing a money challenge month what about a declutter month. Let's get rid of the dust collectors, the junk and all the stuff in our house and offices that we can't stand to look at anymore . What do you say Let's make June  the get rid of junk month. I already started a bag of yard sale stuff and stuff for my garage collectors already. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Yard Sale Season


                                                         Hello  Family Happy Sunday

Hello Family. Yard sale/Garage sale season is here and here are my thoughts on it. Now is the time to get your money right and hit the yard sales hard and heavy. Because this is the place where your gifts are coming from, Your graduation gifts, wedding gifts, holiday gifts, just because gifts. I have seen people in my area selling brand new stuff for pennies that would make great gifts. So be on the look out for your gifts this year in yard sale/garage sales.

Also have one yourself to so you can get back the money you will be spending at others people's yardsales/garage sales. When your out shopping take your water, something lite to eat and no more then $ 25 to spend. That's what I do so I know in my mind that I can not go over $25 for the day.
                          
                                     Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$

Note : The bottom picture is me with my toy set up at a flea market. Hey I am about my selling in this picture.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thought You Might....

 
                                                     Hello Family How Are You Today?

You know the month of June is right around the corner, So I thought what a great way to get you started on Getting that extra $100 by showing you this. I made it bigger so you can really see what you can do in 30 days to get that $100. Have a great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$ 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Tuesday


Hello My Family How Are You Today?

Just wanted to share this with you today. How many people do you know that over spent  and now it's costing them. They are trying to get back to their reality. Raise your hand if you know a few people like this. I know a few people myself like this, Both of my hand are raised.

Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wedding Ideas

                                                  Hello My Family Happy Sunday To You!


                                    Frugal /Cheap Wedding Ideas

1.Borrow framed wedding photos from both side of the family to display at the wedding reception. Print labels that say " Bride's Aunt Polly and Uncle Bob" So that  everyone knows who they are.

2. Consider ordering fresh flowers from your grocery store and making  your own bouquets and table arraignments. Buy a few flowers get  some ribbons and see what you end up with.

3. Make your own food for your reception. Enlist your family help, but it wouldn't take much to make your own. You can make a salad , lasagna and bread, mixed veggie bowls, meatballs will feed 250 people. You can also get a  sheet cake from the big warehouse stores.

4. Look for your wedding dress and your brides maid's dresses in thrift store or off the internet for a better discount. I have seen my local thrift store with a large selection of wedding dresses at $50-100 dollars depending upon the details and the size of the dress.

5. For church decorations be creative and shop at craft stores to see what you can get and do to decorate  the church and reception.  You can get your ribbons, flowers, lace, table cloths designs  at craft stores.  You can ask the people working there what your looking for they might have some great ideas for you.

6. Don't forget your local dollar store for your wine glasses, decorations, plates and dishes, lighting. They have a ton of stuff in their inventory that you can use for your wedding day.

7 Wedding invitation you can search for some nice ones off the internet or make they yourself and go to staples to have them print it up for you. What I am seeing now is that people who are getting married are using  the internet to send the invitations. there by  skipping on the postage fees.

8 You could get married at the courthouse and have a small dinner for just the immediate family at a local all you can eat place. If you just want the basic's for your wedding.

9. For music for your wedding pick a local band or DJ and barter with them for their services. Or get a friend to make you some mixed music  cds and get a cd player  and have one of your guest play DJ for the day. changing the cds when necessary.

10. Look on Craig's list or offer up for items from someone else's wedding that are being sold for cheap.

11. For the reception for your drinks have wines, beers and juice. cut's down on the cost of expensive liquor.

12. If your doing party favors, go simple. Most people do not do much with the party favors from a wedding.  Why not put  candy in a little cute container or small vase with a ribbon around it  by each plate with  a printed paper on them saying date/name of the bride  and groom.

13. Doing your make up and hair for the bride and bridesmaids can be done by doing it yourself or have a friend who's really great with makeup and hair see if they can do it. if you must use a professional see if you can get a group discount. Same with getting your nails done think group discounts.

14.  Taking wedding photos use a professional and try and get a discount if he does the photos  and videos. You can also try and get a photographer that is just starting out I bet his prices would be better then the more seasoned one. 

15. Car services to the wedding. Forget the limos and fancy cars. Have  friends with a nice classic car drive you to the church.  who care what the bride rides up in as long as she get's there on time.

 Just a few Ideas to thing about for your wedding day. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Atlantic City Room Tour & No Hosekeeping!!!

 

Hello Family Just wanted to show you the good and bad when it comes to Caesars  rooms in Atlantic City Plus No Housekeeping. I have  tell you the  new trick the hotel is playing on it's guest..
                         Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That Money!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Excuses


                                          Hello My C.C. Family How Are You Today?

Excuses why we don't save money
1. Don't have to save.
2 Paycheck doesn't cover the saving part of the household budget.
3. Don't have a good reason to save.
4. Have to much debt to save
5. What am I saving for?
6. I like spending more then saving
7. Don't have the willpower to save
8 My spouse/ partner won't let me
9 I am expecting a salary increase/inheritance/hitting the lottery soon. So why should I save now.
10. I have to pay for the expenses of my adult children.
These are just some not so smart excuses why we don't save money I am sure you can think of more. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$

Monday, May 14, 2018

Making Money

                                            Good Morning Family How Are You Today?


                                  21 simple ways to make money without doing anything



1. Become a referral source for local businesses.
2. Write a book and get royalties.
3. Create an online course and get paid for it.
4. Make a website and get advertisement revenue.
5. Or make a YouTube video guide.
6. If you already have a website, use referral links.
7. Be in a commercial.
8. Airbnb your unused apartment or room.
9. Sell old books on Amazon.
10. Invest in index funds.
11. Save your money in a high-yield savings account.
12. Use Acorns to invest your spare change.
13. Invest in high-dividend stocks.
14. Get even more cash back with Ebates.
15. Sell your photography to the web.
16. Get cash back on credit cards.
17. Invest in real estate.
18. Build an app.
19. Get paid for watching TV and playing video games.
20. Get paid for browsing the web.
21. Get paid for improving products.

I will admit some of these might be a little outdated but I am just giving you food for thought. 
 
Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save  That $$ 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mothers Day


                 Hey Family I just want to wish you a Happy Mothers Day. Be safe and enjoy.
                                            Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$$

Friday, May 11, 2018

Selfie Sticks With Yard Work



 Hello Family,  Tell me what you think about intro.  Also talking to you today about Selfies and yard work.

                                                    Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lazy

                                                    Hello Family How Are you Today?

Is being lazy costing you money?

I was reading something yesterday about being lazy and here's what it said. By being lazy it's costing you money and this is how.
1. Your are eating out in fast food/restaurants most of the time and not cooking at home.

2. Your buying your kids to many video games and not showing them how to play outside and use their imagination

3. You miss opportunities to make extra money because you don't want to do more then you have to.

4. You leave the investing and saving to others because you could not be so bothered doing it.

5. Buying more gas for our cars instead of taking alternative transportation9 biking, walking, Catch a ride with friends)

6. Buying food we can grow ourselves.

7. Shopping for clothing and such without thinking about the price. You just walk into a store and get what you need no matter the cost.

8. Not paying any attention to our retirement funds & services that our employers offer. Your just winging it until retirement.

9 Not pay attention to our money, Your just throwing money at things just so it could leave you alone.

10. Not paying attention to our health is the biggest waste., Bad health mean spending a lot of money to have your health corrected.

I am sure you can think of more these are just a few that I read about.
Have a great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that Money!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Monday


                Hey Family Sometimes you just need a Monday night laugh. Have a great evening.
                                            


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mothers Day Ideas

                                              Hello My Family. How Are You Today?

                                                     Frugal Gift Ideas For Mom.

Hey family as you know Mothers Day is May 13th. Here are some great and yet inexpensive Gift ideas.

1. Make a Gift Basket full of great smelling bath salts, lotions, perfumes from the dollar store. Wrap the basket in colorful paper and put a nice card on it ( also from the dollar store)

2. Food basket same idea as the gift basket only with foods that your mother likes. You can also throw in a gift card to her favorite supermarket or restaurant.

3. Stamps and notecards or a fancy box of stationary. If your mother likes to write this is a great gift to give her. 

4.Take a family picture buy a nice frame and give it as a gift. Better yet take some funny pictures of the family and put them in a family style picture frame. That way mom will always laugh or smile when she looks at it.

5 Give the most precious gift of all your time. Spend some time with your mother. Take her out to lunch and just talk. There is nothing more precious then spending time with someone that you care about.

     I am sure you have some more ideas for gift giving for Mom  these are just a few that I can think of.

                                          Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$$

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Woman describes scene along Indy highway after armored truck loses bags ...



Hey Family, You know with this story I would be out there grabbing my $$ with my faced covered. That way they will not know me and I could make a Great Cheap Cheetah Escape. I feel like this what are the odds of you driving behind a Brinks Truck when the doors fly open and money flies in the air. Nothing but 20 dollar bills. What would you do drive by or stop your car and go for yours?

                                            Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day& Save That $$ 
         

Thursday, April 26, 2018

This Is where it Started

Toliet Rolls

                                       Hello Family This is a Short and Sweet one for you....

                                       Use for Toilet Paper Rolls

1.Use as telescope for little ones
2.Use as a container for wrapping odd shape gifts in
3.Use as a spool to hold recycled ribbon from Christmas
4.Use as a cord keeper
5.Give to gerbils or hamsters to chew on(I need one of these little critters) 
6 Use them to roll your hair instead of the hard plastic roller
7. Turn toilet paper and paper towel tubes into kindling and logs for your fireplace
8. Many gardeners, myself included, place them around the base of planted leeks. This increases the growth of the tender, white, blanched part of the leek.

 Can you think of any other ways to use the hard roll on the toilet paper?

Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$

Monday, April 23, 2018

For $20


 Hello family, Just wanted to share this with you. Wow what a difference $20 could make in your food choices. This got me to thinking the next time I want to pay money for fast food I need to walk right out and go to the grocery store because that $20 will go a long way in a grocery store then it will in a fast food joint. 
                                                          Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That $$$

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Old Town Of San Diego Tour Part 1



 Visiting the Old Town Of San Diego. One of my many Cheap And I mean Very Cheap Trips that I take.
 Enjoy!

Money Motivation

                                            Hello My Family How Are You Today?

                       Why does money motivate you personally?
Here are some reason's from others.......

Because I have a certain lifestyle I want to live. And you need money to live that lifestyle.
Money is a medium of exchange or tool to get what you want.

 Money provides safety (in some life areas), potentially freedom, and most important to me, OPTIONS. Options in how to live materially, where to go. Even being able to have a lot of adopted pets. It's important to me to give nice amounts to charities that I care about

Money provides safety (in some life areas), potentially freedom, and most important to me, OPTIONS. Options in how to live materially, where to go. Even being able to have a lot of adopted pets. It's important to me to give nice amounts to charities that I care about

Because having money gives you choices that otherwise would be unattainable. It gives peace of mind

 Money doesn't motivate me.

Keeping my bills low + reasonable income = freedom to me.

 For me money motivates me because I don't want to be a slave to some else's dream. I want to live my own dream and do it on my terms and in my own way.

                                                                       What about you?

                                     Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That Money!



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Half Saves $$

                                              Hello Family How Are You Today?

                                       Things you can cut in half to save money?
Laundry Soap - Fill 1/2 the amount suggested.
Dishwasher Detergent - fill 1/2 as suggested
toothpaste, need the size of a small pea, not what is on the commercials or ads in magazines.
2% choc milk - cut in half w/ 1% white.
Napkins - usually 1/2 will do
Ice cream, use a cup or mug rather than dish or bowl
Serving (portion size), decide how much you want, then take 1/2, don't go for a refill
Pastries, cut in half; leftovers for tomorrow.
Vacations - look at your master plan, then evaluate w/ a reality check (especially if driving). If you are gonna be hurrying just to make tracks, consider 1/2 a trip and enjoy yourself.
Oil changes, check your vehicle manual and oil intervals. Most can go longer (It's still a good idea to change each yr BEFORE winter) Synthetics can go up to 20,000 miles using an oil analysis @ 10,000 mi
Lawn mowing, let the neighbors stew for awhile.
Lawn, Plant a BIG (huge) garden
All paper products.
Cut juice/Gatorade with water (it's usually too sweet, anyway).
Toothpaste.
Soap.
Scrub pads, the square ones, you know, pot scrubbers, not like the SOS pads. I buy the industrial size (9x6) and cut those in half. By the way, your local restaurant-supply food outlet has them in a pack of a dozen 9x6 for maybe about three bucks. Smaller ones cost about a buck a piece at the supermarket.
I also mix fruit juice half/half with water.
I splurge and use twist-ties whole. They are too small to twist when you cut them in half. But I save the big ones that come around broccoli, and cut them into shorter pieces.
Instead of buying 81mg aspirin at a nickel or a dime a dose, I buy the big generic aspirins at about a dollar a ton and break them up.
So what do you cut in half to save $$. I cut my toothpaste, soap, shampoo, paper towels and milk.
Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$