Category: Personal Finance

  • My Personal Finance Journey part 3

    My personal finance journey will never end (actually I guess it will eventually). I’ve come a long way over the past 28 years (read here and here for more on where I’ve been). I’ve got a long way to go yet. Today I’ll talk about where I’ve been over the past couple of years and […]

  • What Does Financial Freedom Mean to You?

    What does financial freedom mean to you? A million dollars? No debt? Passive income? I share my definition of financial independence, come share yours!

  • It’s time for the Financial Blogger Conference!

    I’m on my way to Chicago for the Financial Blogger Conference, 2011. I’ve got a jam packed weekend ahead of me, between a service project, the conference itself and even a party, hosted by THE MAN himself, Ramit Sethi of Iwillteachyoutoberich. I’ll be learning a lot about blogging, monetization, and meeting up with hundreds of […]

  • Looks like I made some mistakes on my tax return

    It’s the week of the Financial Blogger Conference and I’m very excited to meet all my fellow personal finance bloggers. I should have some great content to share with all of you in the weeks following the conference. In the mean time I wanted to talk a little bit about a situation I found myself […]

  • Pay Yourself First Doesn’t Mean You Can Live Beyond Your Means

    It’s your money and I don’t have any right to tell you what to do with it. On the other hand, you’re here because you’re looking for advice. So consider this advice: Don’t blow all of your savings on your lifestyle! If you’ve set up an automatic savings plan (about the only budget that most […]

  • Why You Need a Renter’s Insurance Policy

    This is a guest post from Bailey Harris. Bailey enjoys writing about insurance and related topics. Many renters feel that they do not need to have a renter’s insurance policy. They either assume it is expensive and a waste of money or that they are covered under the landlord’s homeowners insurance policy. The truth is […]

  • A Tale of Two Currencies (or $1 Billion Dollars in Lockdown)

    What you are about to read is a tale of two currencies, both of which are very much at odds with each other. On one side of the ring we have the one dollar bill, lovingly known by millions as “buck,” “greenback,” “single” and “one.” On the other side of the ring we have our […]