Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween

                Wishing My Cheap Cheetah Family A Safe, Fun and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Spending

                                                    Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family

Boo! Americans will spend $9.1 billion on Halloween this year

 The spookiest time of year is here, and in addition to ghouls and goblins, Halloween also carries a massive price tag.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans will spend $9.1 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and pumpkins in 2017. This is up 8.3% from last year.
The biggest chunk of the spending will go towards costumes, with holidaymakers spending $3.4 billion to dress up like their favorite monsters and superheroes. For those impatiently waiting to satisfy their sweet tooth, never fear. Americans are expected to spend $2.7 billion on candy this year.
Broken down, the NRF predicts that each person will spend an average of $86.13 on Halloween festivities, up from last year’s figure of $82.93. All of that spending can seem scary if money is tight, nevertheless, people seem up to the challenge. Just 12.9% say that their spending will be impacted by the economy.
The truth is, there are a handful of other money woes that spook Americans more than shelling out billions for costumes. To find these hidden terrors, WalletHub conducted their own Halloween survey to determine the most pressing financial fears facing Americans today.
It turns out that 26% of Americans fear an unplanned emergency, and the same percentage of people fear not having enough retirement savings. On the other hand, 20% fear losing their job, 7% fear poor credit, and 11% fear fraud.
Indeed, losing your money or being misled is much more terrifying than creepy crawlers, in fact, 72% of people say that data breaches (ahem, Equifax), are scarier than spiders.
We don’t know about you, but all of those financial setbacks sound way scarier than a thriller movie.
This article is from Yahoo Finance. Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In School

                                                    Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family

What personal finance lessons do you wish you learned in school?
As I've gotten older and learned more about personal finance I always think, man I wish they taught that when I was in school instead of  calculus. I hate calculus. Something I still have not used to this day. What are some of the personal finance lessons you wish were taught in school?
Set financial goals. Pay yourself first.
Live beneath your means, pay cash...
how to spend and structure spending
Live debt free
1. Houses/real estate are NOT always good investments
2. Paying cash for any big ticket item is usually stupid. Do the math.
                                                            3.How to invest early.

                                  Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That Money!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017


                                            Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family

Sometimes when the weather been as nice as it has for the last couple days (70 degrees ) I had to break my cheapness. So  I could  buy the good stuff  like Ice Cream.  Purchased a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chunky Money and it's wasn't even on sale. That's how I roll when I am not cheap ( LOL) You know somethings us cheapskate/frugal people have to indulge once in a while Right? Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer


 Hey My Cheap Cheetah Family I might have to spend some $$ to see this in the Movie Theater. It looks to good to watch on my regular TV when it comes to DVD. What do you think? Have a great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that Money!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween On The Cheap

                                             Hello Family. How Are You Today?

Halloween On The Cheap, This show might be last years but the ideas and the principals are still the same. Saving that money!

Pain Points

                             Good Morning My Cheap Cheetah Family How Are You Today?

What are your biggest pain points with personal finance?
What problems do you have that you wish someone would solve?
Some of mine are:
- Figuring out how to invest my money and how much to save
- Figuring out what to put into retirement savings (e.g. 401k)
- Setting up a budget and adhering to it.
-Going cheap on things that I need to spend a little bit of money on ( good shoes,my health,medications,home repairs)
Share with me what your find the most pain when it come to your finances.
Have a great Cheap Cheetah Day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Eye Glasses

                                              Hello Family How Are You Today?

Here's a questions for you being a cheapskate/frugal person how are you dealing with glasses. I ask because I had to get new glasses. My old ones have lasted me about 9 years and I need new lenses. I wanted to put them in my old frames but if my old frames break I am lost. I need my glasses to see with for everything. I went to an eye glass place ( I used him before) and they wanted to charge me $350 bucks for new lenses and frames. I would  still be keeping my old glasses for a back up pair.   I just wanted to know how do you deal with getting new glasses without it costing you arm, leg and thigh? With what it's costing me I might need to take out a loan from a bank.
                                                  Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Week!

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Challenges

Good Morning Family. Anybody doing any money challenges for October. As you know I am still doing my $1 a day challenge and my saved coins for investment challenge that I started over the summer. So far I manged to but $25 toward my investment for October and I have saved about $5 in my $1 challenge. Ok, so I am a little slow at this stuff but I am trying. So what are your money challenges for October? Have A Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save That Money!!!