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With energy prices around the world rising out of control, the biggest worry for households this winter is paying the energy bills. In this article, we’re going to talk about how to make sure you’re not overpaying for energy, with 6 simple tricks to reduce your energy footprint, and save on energy. So let’s get started!  Know your Footprint
You’ve probably heard that the world is in the midst of a global housing crisis. You may have noticed it yourself, if you’ve been in the market for a new home, or even just a rental. Houses are in short supply, while prices are sky high, and the cost of borrowing is through the roof. How many “it’s really
Our customers at BudgetBakers are, we feel confident in saying: very disciplined in their personal finances. And yet, there are some budgeting failure scenarios that are almost impossible to avoid. This will be a light hearted post about 11 of those budgeting fails. Plus some budgeting pro tips. Ever done an epic fail of budgeting? You’re not alone! Let’s
Open any newspaper to read about how spending habits have changed over the past few years. They will tell you that spending on in-person retail, restaurants, and services were all down massively in 2020 and slow to recover since. Spending on movie streaming services, on the other hand, skyrocketed. One thing they probably won’t mention is one of the emerging
For our second post detailing the financials of a real Airbnb, we turn to a real member of the BudgetBakers team who owns an Airbnb in Prague, our home city, and who helped us develop our Airbnb Revenue Calculator.  They have graciously shared their statistics to give us a sharper picture of what the economics of Airbnb look like.
Maybe you’ve stayed in an Airbnb or two. Maybe you’re even a big fan. But have you ever considered investing in your own Airbnb? Many of our readers have probably asked themselves at some point whether running an Airbnb would be a worthwhile investment of their time, money, and energy. Perhaps some have deeply investigated, while others may only
4 hours and 49 minutes – that is how much time the average American spends watching TV per day. Live TV accounts for 2 hours 53 minutes, time-shifted TV for 34 minutes, and on-demand streaming for 1 hour 22 minutes. That’s according to a report from Nielsen, a global data measurement firm.  According to their findings, 82% of viewers
While my colleague Leonie has focused on writing about budgeting for a college student’s summer holidays, I decided to create some sample budgets to show how to save for vacation as an “adult”. Unlike the budgets of my colleague, these examples are aimed at more “adult” vacationers with a slightly larger budget – but also more expenses.  I’m going
Across the world in the last two years, millions of people have been forced -or indeed, finally permitted- to reevaluate the conditions in which they live and work. Many have begun, if not to openly demand reforms in our ways of working and living, then at least to formulate their grievances and discuss them. Online communities like /r/antiwork have
Inflation is growing, and that’s not good news for your pocket money. But what is inflation, and what can you do to combat its effects?
How much should you give to charity? To save the reader any suspense, that isn’t a question we feel we can answer for you. No. This post isn’t about answering that question, instead, it’s about asking it. Many of us give to charity. Even more of us want to give to charity, and even more of us still just
They say money can’t make you happy. Is that really true? What if being happy is a function of what you do with your money?  At BudgetBakers we often talk about saving money. That makes sense. We make budgeting and expense tracking software, after all. Still, our mission is not “help our customers save money,” it’s to give people
Financial Well-Being. What is it? Do you have it? The holidays have come and gone, and as most of us go back to work (or go back to working at home), it’s a critical time for recalibrating and improving the way we manage our personal finances. Two years into a global pandemic, health is on everyone’s mind this year.
If you’re a BudgetBakers customer, you’re probably smarter than the average person. That’s what our research tells us anyway. You may not be susceptible to the most obvious of marketing and money scams, but that doesn’t mean that even the smartest people don’t occasionally get hooked into something they don’t fully understand. That’s what today’s discussion is all about.
Asking for a raise is never easy. It’s been quite a difficult couple of years for many of us. We’ve lost businesses. We’ve lost family members. We’ve lost friends, and some of us lost our jobs. That’s why now is the time to step up.  But with millions of people in the developed world seeking early retirement, and millions

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