Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever – 6 Characteristics of Those Serious About Paying Off Debt

Debt doesn't have to be forever

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m known as a patient person (working on it). When I put forth the effort and hard work at something I’m typically overly anxious to see the results. I think most people would agree that success doesn’t usually come over night and certainly overcoming big challenges doesn’t occur instantaneously. Sigh. I think the same […]

5 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance in 2015

work life balance

As a technology professional by day and personal finance blogger by night, I have to be careful to make sure my work and life are in proper balance.   If not, I can really start to feel the stress, fatigue and all the other ill feelings that come with letting work overload or sit in first […]

Citi ThankYou Prestige Card Review – AA Admirals Club Access

Citi ThankYou Prestige Card

Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.  The Citi ThankYou Prestige Card is one of the few cards that adequately defines itself just by name, but does so at a pretty big expense to it’s cardholder. Citi ThankYou Prestige Card Review In […]

Republic Wireless Review: It’s Time to Leave AT&T and the iPhone Behind

Republic Wireless Plans Banner

Don’t you hate that high cell phone bill? For the past couple of years I’ve been generally unhappy with paying so much for our cell phone service. $150 a month?! I thought there had to be a better way. What stopped me from making a change was the iPhone. I just didn’t think I could […]

Final 2014 Signal Speculator Portfolio Update (+33%) – I Won the Throwdown!

PT Sharebuilder Trades 2014

Happy New Year! As you may remember, I dabbled in stock speculation in 2014. It was all part of a “Grow Your Dough Throwdown” in which I competed with other financial bloggers to pick investments for the year. Turns out, I won! My initial $1,000 portfolio appreciated by 327.05. That’s a 33% return on my […]

The Cash Flow Analysis for Our Rental Property at Year End 2014

Rental Property

Another year has passed and it’s time once again to report on the progress of our rental property. To see 2013 and before, visit the link at the bottom of the post. I had a few negative things happen this year that could have ruined the year. First, my tenant broke his lease. This was […]

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Things to Save Up For – Our Savings Goals for 2015

Things to Save Up For

Let’s chat about savings goals. I’ll list mine so you can see what’s important to me. You tell me in the comments below what you’re saving for and how you plan to achieve those goals. This exercise is meant to help me organize my savings goals and also to give you a peek at the […]

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How You Can Dump Obamacare and Get Started with an Affordable Alternative (MediShare Review)

MediShare

Update (Dec 2014): We’ve been on Medishare for roughly seven months now. It’s been a positive experience. In summary, we we pay a bit more for our doctor visits, but it doesn’t compare to the premium savings we’ve experienced. We also continue to use the same medical professionals we’ve been using for years. Lastly, if […]

12 Personal Finance Podcasts to Consider for Your Commute

Personal Finance Podcasts

I know a lot of people have rough commutes. After living in two major metropolitan areas and having to patiently ride out the commute to and from the office each day – I get it. 30 minutes here, 45 minutes there, and before you know it, you’re on the road for over an hour everyday. […]

Save Money on End of Year Auto & Insurance Purchases

Car insurance

Editor’s note: I love these tips because they’re not always the things people think about when shopping for car insurance. It’s more than just pencil to paper savings as commute time, driving habits, etc. do count! There are a number of ways to find affordable car insurance of which improving your FICO is one of my favorites. Why? […]

45 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

Christmas Gift Ideas

We’re back with our Christmas list again for 2014. We’ve updated the list with five more gift suggestions. Are you looking for a few Christmas gift ideas to help complete your list? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Every Christmas season I wait too long and end up having trouble deciding what gifts to […]

Capital One 360 Checking Review

Capital One 360 Checking Review

I’m going to give you my Capital One 360 Checking review. Not long after I opened my Capital One 360 Savings account I felt the need to have quicker, easier access to my savings. One of the best ways to achieve that is to add a Capital One 360 Checking account to the mix. I’m […]