The Hello Bar is a simple notification bar that engages users and communicates a call to action.

January 2014

21 Facts About our Nation’s Currency

January 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for 21 Facts About our Nation’s Currency

As many of you know, I’m obsessed with money. I collect it, I talk about it, I use it in art, and of course I make as much of it as I possibly can ;) So any time I come across a few interesting facts about our money, it takes complete willpower to keep it all to myself and NOT share it with you guys […]

42 comments [Check out the full article]

Side Hustle Series: I Sell Women’s Hankies

January 16, 2014
Thumbnail image for Side Hustle Series: I Sell Women’s Hankies

[Please welcome my new friend, and hustler, Steve Chou to the show today! We've bumped into each other many times over the years at our financial blogger conference, but this last one we made it a point to actually get to know each other a little bit. And I'm glad we did - he's a pretty smart guy! And hopefully you enjoy his story and side […]

47 comments [Check out the full article]

In Which You Pay LESS For The *Same* Service?

January 15, 2014
Thumbnail image for In Which You Pay LESS For The *Same* Service?

There’s not too many things that surprise me anymore with money, but apparently I still haven’t came across them all yet. My wife walked into my office this week and proudly exclaimed, “Our daycare rate went down! For doing nothing!” “Ummm… how is that possible??” I confusingly shot back. “Baby Money moved up to a new class size w/ fewer teacher-to-child ratio. We’re gonna save […]

62 comments [Check out the full article]

Who Makes The Money? Who Manages the Money? Who Spends The Money?

January 14, 2014
Thumbnail image for Who Makes The Money? Who Manages the Money? Who Spends The Money?

There’s a new blog I’ve started following, and each article on the site is half written by the wife of the team (Angela), and the other by the husband (Kirby). It’s pretty weird at first reading two people going back and forth on the same post, but once you get used to that it’s kinda interesting :) The blog’s called, The Simple Money Blog – check […]

50 comments [Check out the full article]

There’s Always Something.

January 13, 2014
Thumbnail image for There’s Always Something.

This seems to be post #3 in the new health series of my life, to which I have aptly labeled “your body is getting older than your mind.” Or, how I’m REALLY feeling about it right now, “Watch out! Your body is trying to kill you!!!” For those new to the site, you can read about the start of this adventure here: My goal to […]

62 comments [Check out the full article]

5 Money Saving Challenges to Try

January 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for 5 Money Saving Challenges to Try

[This article was written in Jan of 2014, but will be updated with awesome new challenges as I come across new ones... They never expire, so pick one out and get stated TODAY!] Hey guys! Just participated in a cool guidebook on new year’s resolutions a friend recently launched, and thought I’d share some of my savings challenges I included in it. Mixed with some […]

58 comments [Check out the full article]

How I Travel the World for Pennies

January 9, 2014
Thumbnail image for How I Travel the World for Pennies

[The following is an AWESOME post by my new friend, Geoff Whitmore, over at Noob Traveler. We met at last year's FINCON and him and his team are doing big things over there. Namely, teaching others how to game the travel system :) Enjoy!] I’m just an ordinary guy, but I need to GO  When I tell people I’ve traveled to Thailand, Singapore, Ireland, France, […]

68 comments [Check out the full article]

Answer This Question for a Chance to Win $5,000

January 8, 2014

How will you live rich, while spending smartly in 2014? If you have an answer, I have the perfect giveaway for you :) But only if you like $5,000 in cash and/or a financial makeover (not to be confused with “make out”) with David Bach. You know, the guy who wrote The Automatic Millionaire. And if that’s not convincing enough I don’t know what drugs […]

28 comments [Check out the full article]

Net Worth Update: $443,561.57 [Up $6,000]

January 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for Net Worth Update: $443,561.57 [Up $6,000]

And just like that, we wrap up another 12 months of exciting net worth tracking… That was fast! (And shows that taking stuff bit by bit pays off in the end! Literally!). If you’re not tracking your worth yet, I really recommend it. So in a year you can feel just as sexy as the rest of us do right now ;) The *habit* of […]

61 comments [Check out the full article]

A Date With The Dentist

January 6, 2014
Thumbnail image for A Date With The Dentist

So as part of my “being an adult” new year’s resolution, I made a date with both my dentist and my doctor a couple of weeks ago. Which included a) Finding one that seemed legit, b) scheduling the appointments (after making sure they accept my insurance, of course) and finally c) showing up. It’s that last part that’s the least fun :( But, I sucked […]

75 comments [Check out the full article]