Manipulating Compound Interest Rates

Manipulating Compound Interest Rates

June 3, 2013June 3, 2013

Hey everyone, thanks for joining me for this week’s Monday Money! Today, I’m going to go over something that most people have some experience with and know very little about at the same ti..

Getting My First Home Mortgage

Getting My First Home Mortgage

April 23, 2013April 23, 2013

As some of you may recall, my girlfriend and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home. Previously, I wrote about the importance of a good realtor and the benefits of quality home inspection. Ou..

5 Reasons I’m Buying Less For My Kids This Christmas

5 Reasons I’m Buying Less For My Kids This Christmas

December 6, 2012December 6, 2012

The following is a guest post from Holly Johnson. Holly is a 32-year-old wife, mother of two, and frugal lifestyle enthusiast. She blogs about saving money, frugal habits, and whatever is on her mind ..

Why I Would Never Lease a Car

Why I Would Never Lease a Car

October 18, 2012October 18, 2012

When you purchase a vehicle, you basically have 3 options: finance, lease or pay with cash. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience to save that much cash. Plus you’d g..

Fostering a Pet Can Make You Rich

Fostering a Pet Can Make You Rich

September 24, 2012September 24, 2012

When we decide to bring a pet into our homes, we should be willing to accept all the responsibilities and rewards that accompany it. Whether you’re a dog, cat, or exotic pet person, we all know the ..

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cheap Pet Food

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cheap Pet Food

July 2, 2012July 2, 2012

As mentioned in my Friday post, one of my cats was a bit under the weather recently. Now I’d like to share an important lesson I learned about owning a pet. Both of my cats have always been very..

Why I Don’t Want A Smartphone

Why I Don’t Want A Smartphone

June 25, 2012June 25, 2012

Ok I admit that part of me does really want a smartphone, but I am just not willing to get one right now. With my current situation, the negatives of getting this fine piece of mobile tech simply outw..

The Latte Factor Explained

The Latte Factor Explained

June 19, 2012June 19, 2012

David Bach coined a term in his book The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-step Plan to Live and Finish Rich called “the latte factor.” Within the New York Times best seller he talked about ..

Putting Your Health Before Your Finances

Putting Your Health Before Your Finances

May 28, 2012May 28, 2012

So far, a big part of my blogging journey has focused on thinking back to my previous financial decisions. It's made me think about my Betterment portfolio performance. I admit that I'm pretty critica..

Budgeting & Decision Making – Maintaining A Healthy Financial Life

Budgeting & Decision Making – Maintaining A Healthy Financial Life

April 25, 2012April 25, 2012

Setting financial goals can help you achieve the dream of living a debt free and stress free life. If you would really want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, you will have to think and plan wisely...

The Psychological Benefits of Living Modestly

The Psychological Benefits of Living Modestly

March 12, 2012March 12, 2012

Rick who blogs at Invest In 2012 is honored to be featured here as a guest blogger! As media has shown us, the rich don’t necessarily live happier than the poor. I like to think of it like this...

The Mistake Of Buying An Expensive Car

The Mistake Of Buying An Expensive Car

March 7, 2012March 7, 2012

Over the years I’ve made my share of financial mistakes. There were minor splurges here and there, but I see my biggest financial mistake every time I leave my apartment. Sitting outside my rund..