Saving money is one of the hardest things to do on a consistent basis. An estimated 28 percent of Americans don't have any money set aside for emergencies at all, and just under half of the American population claims to have less than three months' worth of household expenses saved.
There always seems to be a study regarding marriages, the cost of weddings and even divorces. With all of the possible variables that the human factor presents, what seems to be missing is good ol common sense.
There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode.
People often ask me what's the biggest thing my wife and I have sacrificed because of our decision to lead what I call "the cheapskate lifestyle"; what's the biggest thing we don't spend money on compared to most people?