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.

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 […]

45 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 […]

55 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]

Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

February 23, 2015
Thumbnail image for Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

[Hey guys! So I’ve been trying to get y’all a personal review of Personal Capital for ages ‘cuz they’re bad ass, but after finding out one of my friends lives and breathes by them almost daily, I thought you’d get a much better picture of how awesome they are from him. And considering he recently retired early at the ripe age of 33, he’s obviously doing […]

59 comments [Check out the full article]

The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
Thumbnail image for The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

165 comments [Check out the full article]

My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
Thumbnail image for My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we’re starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We’re starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how – exactly – he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

146 comments [Check out the full article]