Women Aren’t Talking About Money – Here’s Why

Women and Money

A recent study by Fidelity Investments has uncovered some intriguing paradoxes about women’s relationship with money. Despite the fact that 92 percent of the women involved in the study want to learn more about financial planning, and 83 percent want to get more involved in their finances in the next year, a whopping 80 percent […]

How to Plan a Move Across the Country

Pacific Coast Highway

Have you ever thought about packing up and relocating to a new city or state? A lot of people do so (on average 7,628,000 move to a different state each year) for many reasons which may include pursuing job opportunities, moving closer to family and friends, or simply a change in lifestyle. Relocation can be fun, […]

TradeKing Advisors Review | New Investment Advisory Service with No Fees for a Year

TradeKing Advisors

Are you comfortable managing your own investments or do you prefer a professional to do it for you? Personally, I’ve worked with financial advisors in which I was completely hands off (too much so) as well as subscribed to a professional momentum investment strategy where I did all the trading and rebalancing based on their […]

Think You Can Pick Better Stocks Than Me in 2015? Join Me in the Grow Your Dough Throwdown 2.0

Grow Your Dough Throwndown Motif Leaderboard

Important Note: 99% of my investing is boring, focused on retirement, and involves tax-advantaged accounts and low cost index funds. I love it! What you’ll read below is not part of that strategy and is just for fun and education – to show how easy it is to get started investing. In 2014 I participated […]

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

Debt doesn't have to be forever

Today’s post is dedicated to the Debt is Not Forever Blogger Crusade which is all about spreading the word that people CAN get out of debt! The crusade was started by Jackie at TheDebtMyth.com.  The goal is to have 100 bloggers post in the month of January to support and get the word out about […]

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 […]