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

All Thoughts on Investing

All awesome posts on Investing: IRAs, 401k, retirement, stocks, SEP, ROTHs, you name it.

Get These Questions Right and Win The Game of Money

August 24, 2015
Thumbnail image for Get These Questions Right and Win The Game of Money

Morning hustlers! You ready for a new week? A new chance to improve your finances? How about your mind at the same time? :) Came across another money test on the internets, and according to The Motley Fool if you don’t answer these questions right you’re financially illiterate (d’oh). Here are the 5 questions below, along with my own answers and then followed by theirs. […]

44 comments [Check out the full article]

My 6 Favorite Financial Companies This Year (Saving me a Total of $1,659.17 so Far!)

August 17, 2015
Thumbnail image for My 6 Favorite Financial Companies This Year (Saving me a Total of $1,659.17 so Far!)

Earlier in the year I set out to be a better financial blogger and pay attention to all the new technology coming onto the scene. We constantly get barraged with the latest “greatest” super-fantastico-will-change-your-life-OMG-TRY-US! type press releases, but I typically hit “delete” and move on my lazy way thinking “they’re not for me.” As if I have all the answers and couldn’t be bothered (hah). […]

58 comments [Check out the full article]

What Should I Do With My $200,000 Inheritance?

August 12, 2015
Thumbnail image for What Should I Do With My $200,000 Inheritance?

Got one of those emails recently that you kinda wish happened to you, but also kinda don’t :) A reader has the fortunate problem of figuring out what to do with an extra $200,000 that came his way, and he was hoping to get some insight around it. I told him my answer would be pretty boring, so better that I share with everyone here […]

122 comments [Check out the full article]

Smart401k: A Service That Better Helps You Invest Your 401(k) Money

June 15, 2015
Thumbnail image for Smart401k: A Service That Better Helps You Invest Your 401(k) Money

Hey guys! Came across a new tool I think some of y’all will like :) You know when your HR department gives you a list of funds to choose from for your 401(k) (or 403(b), TSP, 457, etc), but you never know what to invest in? Or how much or what %? This service I just came across will tell you what to do based […]

48 comments [Check out the full article]

What I’ve Learned About Money Over 60+ Years

April 20, 2015
Thumbnail image for What I’ve Learned About Money Over 60+ Years

Two of my favorite things about finance blogs are real numbers and real stories. And today we’re going to share a jam packed mixture of both :) This note you’re about to read was sent over by a new reader of this site who’s gone through an array of ups and downs throughout her lifetime, and was kind enough to let me publish this. She’s […]

55 comments [Check out the full article]

What I’m Doing With All My “Challenge” Savings

April 15, 2015
Thumbnail image for What I’m Doing With All My “Challenge” Savings

If you can believe it, we’re now into month #8 of our 12 month experiment already! And so far we’ve saved a sexy $3,843.70 pretty much out of thin air. Here’s a snapshot of my account: Some of it took more work (hustling on Craigslist) while others didn’t at all (making a few phone calls), but the moral of the story is quite clear by […]

71 comments [Check out the full article]

4 Memories That Impacted My Finances the Most

March 30, 2015
Thumbnail image for 4 Memories That Impacted My Finances the Most

One of the beauties of running Rockstar Finance is that I get to see a ton of cool ways to talk about money that doesn’t sound like the same thing over and over again, even though it is ;) Unfortunately that also means I have to sift through hundreds of articles every day that DO actually sound the same (the point of Rockstar is to […]

60 comments [Check out the full article]

Rounding Up Change + Investing It = Acorns App!

March 18, 2015
Thumbnail image for Rounding Up Change + Investing It = Acorns App!

What up money moguls! Got a new company to share with y’all today, and it’s giving my Digit a run for its money ;) It’s called Acorns, and it’s an app that rounds up your transactions to the nearest $1.00 and drops your spare change into investments. It’s all automatic, and it’s all awesome! (And yes, if this sounds familiar it’s quite similar to Bank […]

61 comments [Check out the full article]

My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
Thumbnail image for My Answer to All Financial Debates

“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

83 comments [Check out the full article]