I woke up this morning excited to be heading out to the Financial Blogger Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois to meet up with a ton of the bloggers I’ve been talking with for the past 4+ years. When PT of PTMoney.com came up with this idea a while back I thought it sounded great cause […]
Archives for September 2011
10 Frugal Dates You Will Never Forget
Are you dating? Are you engaged? Are you married? Whatever the case may be, chances are you’re always on the lookout for some cheap date ideas. As I’m newly engaged, it’s more important than ever for me to pick some frugal date ideas because of other expenses that come with wedding planning. We all worry […]
Blog Conference Expenses Are Tax Deductible. Don’t Forget To Claim Them.
As this year’s Financial Blogger Conference quickly rolls around we’ve seen a variety of posts talking about how to save on blog conference costs, including the one on this site. One of the points I briefly touched on in that post was that as a blogger you can deduct certain expenses for these conferences on […]
Life As A Financial Blogger: What You Need To Know
The most uncomfortable situation for me is that which might be easy for anyone else with a different occupation: being asked what I do for a living. Family get-togethers, social gatherings, or church services are often those places where I get asked that question. “What do you do John?” Answering The Question I used to […]
Lending Club Honored As 2012 Technology Pioneer: My Returns Increase To 10.93%, No Defaults
My Lending Club returns have continued to increase to the point where they’re now teetering on the edge of 11%. Here’s how I’ve done it.
Tips For Using Twitter For Bloggers
Here are some tips for bloggers on how to use Twitter, setting up your Twitter presence, as well as links to some helpful Twitter tools.
You Vs. Debt Video Course And Accountability Program Can Help You To Get Out Of Debt
Like a lot of people these days at one point in my life I struggled with credit card debt, and with spending more than my income could justify. Over about 4-5 few years my wife and I were able to get rid of our debt, but it ended up taking far longer than it should […]
4 Things You Should Do Once You Land Your First Job
One of the most exciting financial milestones in many lives is the first job. Whether it’s your very first job working part-time while a high school student, or your first job after graduating from college, you need to make the most of it. Starting out right is vital if you want financial freedom later. So, […]
Why Do You Really Want To Be Rich?
What are the real reasons that many of us have for wanting to be rich? What goals for wealth do you have? Why do you want to be rich?
Should You Pay Off Debt Before Having A Baby?
I‘ve been reading a lot of discussion lately surrounding the topic of having kids, and whether a couple should wait to have children until they get out of debt. I thought it was an interesting debate as just about everyone has a different take on the topic. A recent poll on BabyCenter.com asked, “ Should […]
Save And Pay Yourself First: A Part Of All I Earned Was Mine To Keep
Sometimes the most powerful precepts in personal finance are the ones that are the simplest. We all would love to think that the reason why we haven’t gotten further ahead in our financial lives is because saving and earning money are such complicated topics that have a myriad of secrets that are beyond our grasp. […]
8 Tips For Moving On A Budget
Moving to a new home can be an expensive and stressful proposition. Here are some ways to save.
Betterment.com Gets A New More Streamlined Look
Earlier this year I happened upon a new online brokerage called Betterment.com that was advertised as an easier way to invest for people who are either too busy to handle their own investments, too intimidated by other brokerages being too complicated, or who just wanted an easy hands off way to invest their money with […]
Fitting Through The Eye Of A Needle: How To Be Wealthy And God-Fearing At The Same Time
Day to day living in modern times includes much more sophistication than that of our Biblical predecessors. Very few of us hike to a well several times a day for water. We don’t spin our own cloth, rely on crude lamps for light, nor do we have to walk everywhere. We own more than two […]