Cash The Checks Personal Finance Blog
Jul 20 2014 Spending No comments


Many parents rely on tablets to keep their kids occupied on car trips or around the house. There’s a plethora of both games and educational apps that will keep kids entertained for hours.


The 9-to-5 crowd thinks it’s a dream come true to work from home. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Sure, working at home has its advantages. You have the freedom to wake up whenever you want, dress however you want and set your own work hours. Yet on the other hand, distractions are plentiful when you work at home and it takes real discipline to actually get things done.

Jul 10 2014 Spending No comments

The 6 Warning Signs Of Emotional Spending

Whether you’ve had a stressful day at work or a fight with your significant other, stress can trigger spending that you wouldn’t otherwise do. Emotional spending – sometimes known as retail therapy – is a dangerous habit that can land you in debt without delivering the good feelings you were counting on.

Jul 08 2014 Motivation 1 comment

Top 10 Personal Finance Blog Posts

Here were my favorite personal finance blog posts for the month of June 2014.


Whether you’re looking for a large amount of money or trying to come up with a clever way of bringing in some extra income, there’s nothing that spells success like choosing to do something that you would do anyway for free.

While choosing your favorite hobby is easy, finding ways to make money off of it may be very difficult. Below are 7 great ways to turn a hobby into a profitable venture:

How To Save Cash By Getting Rid Of Old Tech

Look around your home. How many old TVs, cell phones, remote controls and other electronics do you have lying around collecting dust? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a lot. Most homes are filled with outdated technology that’s wasting both space and money.

Here are 5 ways you can save cash by cutting old tech products out of your life.

Jun 28 2014 Spending No comments


Going to a restaurant can be a real budget buster, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know how to search for good deals and choose the right menu options, you can save a pretty penny while dining out.

Here are ten ways to enjoy great restaurants and dine out on the cheap.


Sticking to a budget is something many people strive to do, but few can actually do it consistently. Budgeting is not as easy as it sounds.

It’s hard to budget for things like gas when the price per gallon keeps going up. Keeping to a budget is difficult when certain bills, like water, gas and electricity, change every month. Then there’s those pesky unexpected expenses that always seem to pop up.