So a blogger just emailed me this totally random question, but now I can't stop thinking about it and curious to see how you guys would answer it ;) Would you play it safe, or try to max the rewards?? Here's his note: Hey man, Hope you are all well and having a great day, and the little buddy has a good affinity for sleeping :) Was just reading your "What Does
Y'all know by now my answer to most financial debates is that the emotions beat out the math, but there's one thing that always trumps that which I haven't been the greatest about voicing. Partly because I thought it was obvious, but also because I forget just how nasty the debt industry can be! This Q&A I just had with a reader covers it pretty well, so I'm just going
Mornin', mornin'! Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I'm ready to contribute to the conversation :) He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse - others!), and today we debunk some of them and add in a few of our own. Here was
[Oh do I have a good story for you guys today!! I hope you like long-form posts, because my man Ryland from TheHiddenGreen.com stops by the blog today to pour his heart out to us... Amazing how much your life can change when you find something that *clicks*! And shockingly, it wasn't a budget that did it for him ;) Take it away, Ryland!] ******** I was 23 and crying. I had
Read an interesting passage in a coin magazine recently, and it was talking about all the pitfalls of a cashless society, and how we need to be aware (and prepared) if things continue to go down that path. It's not very shocking, considering our whole coin collecting hobby RELIES on the physical form, haha... ("Oooh look how nice and shiny that digital coin is from 1787!" -
Alright, so last week we featured a ton of financial tips and motivation from our *readers* of the blog here, so today I thought we'd share a handful of tricks from the *bloggers* in our space. Many of which I'll be hanging out with today and over the next few days at our yearly FinCon conference, so if you'd like me to personally thank any of them for you just shout!
Y'all asked for more real-life stories like our #money motivations from last week, so today we deliver up another plate full :) Only this time around, we focus on money #tips. (Why do I keep #hashtagging everything?) I always keep a folder of great ideas when I see them in comments or emails, so here's a smattering of them all for your perusal today. Share your own down
[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** Life is good in retirement. I'm thrilled to have a net worth of $1,900,000 which enables me to live my life on my own terms. Instead of answering to Mr. Bossman, I wake up and do whatever I want. On some days, I'll ride 40 miles into the mountains. On others, I'll spend
Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the "pay" button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs may be increased to the Penalty APR of 29.99%.” Umm.. WHAT?? A Penalty APR?
I've been saving up a bunch of stats that PR companies send me, and after seeing a whopper of one today I decided it was the day to unleash them :) Check 'em out and see where you fall, and then we'll recap the takeaways at the end.. Ready. Set. Hide your coffee! "The typical consumer will pay $279,002 over their lifetime in interest payments." (Credit.com) I just about