What Super Bowl 49 Should Teach You About Money

What Super Bowl 49 Should Teach You About Money

If you didn't know, I'm a Seattle native. I've lived in the area my whole life. And let's be honest, sports have mostly sucked around here. We had the great Mariners run of '95. I think the Sonics won some junk before I was born. And the Seahawks lost a Super Bowl a while back. But the last 2 years have been a bit crazy. The Seahawks have finally got this town going again and have put us back on nation's map as a sports town. Sure, most people hate us because we're arrogant or something, but it's been a fun run to be in back to back Super Bowls. But man that last play … [Read more...]

Go Ahead, You Deserve It

Go Ahead, You Deserve It

They say that money is far more about what happens in-between your ears than what happens inside your wallet. The psychology of personal finance is VERY fascinating, and probably the most important part of getting a handle on your money. There are tons of different psychological traps we can fall in to that cause us to veer off course with our financial plan and make dumb money decisions. Today, I want to dive into the psychology of one of the biggest reasons for the mis-handling of your precious dollars, and what we can do to combat this financial temptation. The Trap Getting on a budget … [Read more...]

Jake, It’s Time To Fix Your Food Budget (With Emeals)

Jake, It’s Time To Fix Your Food Budget (With Emeals)

Today's post is a conversation between me and the little voice inside my head. Feel free to listen in. Voice: Jake…..JAKE….JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE Me: Ok! What? Voice: Haha, just playin'. Me: Uh…ok, weird. Voice: Well, now that I have your attention, what the junk are you going to do about your food budget this year? Me: Whaddya mean? Voice: Dude…DUDE…..DUUUUUUUUDE! Me: Ok, seriously annoying.. Voice: Dude Me:   :-| Voice: Well, you spent like $300 a month eating out last year. The heck is that all about? Me: Oh yeah, that….well, my new job threw me all … [Read more...]

How To Turn Your Resolution Into A Goal (And Actually Accomplish Something!)

How To Turn Your Resolution Into A Goal (And Actually Accomplish Something!)

Welcome to the New Year, everyone! I hope you're ready to kick some butt! While everyone is patting each other on the back and complimenting each other on their wonderful New Year's Resolutions, over here at iHeartBudgets we're getting our wimpy budgets in shape by kicking lame "resolutions" to the curb and coming up with something strong and durable… GOALS! And before we jump in to the details of how to pump those weak-sauce resolutions with some goal-juice, let's talk about what a resolution and a goal actually are. Resolution: Defined Straight from the dictionary: A firm … [Read more...]

In-Depth Interview On ObjectWealth.com!

In-Depth Interview On ObjectWealth.com!

Hey Everyone! Here's an early Christmas Present from the bottom of my wallet heart. I did a sweet in-depth interview on ObjectWealth.com about "How to create a budget that works." We also talked about how budgets are like fine wine, how sometimes "no" means "yes", and how I really enjoy taking advice from bald guys. Want to hear more? Click the link below and enjoy! ObjectWealth.com Interview With Jacob Wade (<- click here)   p.s. what's with the ridiculous close-up of my face at the top of this page?? ^ kinda creepy.... … [Read more...]

ZZZ Sleep Products Memory Foam Mattress Review (And Coupons!)

ZZZ Sleep Products Memory Foam Mattress Review (And Coupons!)

This is a product review of one of ZZZ Sleep Product's gel memory foam mattresses. They were kind enough to send me a mattress to try out, and I gave it a full 30 days to really put it to the test, and wanted to share my experiences with you. UPDATE! The $70 OFF coupon has been extended thru March 31st, 2015! Take advantage by using the coupon code "JACOB70" at checkout on your closeout model mattress at www.zzzsleepproducts.com Sleep. Where have you gone? Since I was a kid I have been able to plunk down on any surface and conk out cold within minutes like I was listening to a Justin … [Read more...]

How To Travel For Free: Free Flights To Europe On Miles

How To Travel For Free: Free Flights To Europe On Miles

I think it's no surprise that I like free stuff (see here and here). If I can get something for free, I'll put in a little extra effort to make it happen. And when it comes to free travel, I'm all about getting as many miles as I can for as little out of pocket as possible. I then use those miles in ways that gets me the most travel :) We're heading off on our Free Hawaiian Vacation soon, and I have already started planning our next 2 trips (I may have a miles problem). I wanted to visit my grandpa down in California, and then head off to Tahoe for a long weekend on the lake with the … [Read more...]

10 Things People Waste Money On

10 Things People Waste Money On

My ol' pal (not really) Dave Ramsey had a post recently about stuff people waste money on. Then Free Money Finance put together his take, and then my buddy (really) J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy went through the list as well. And since we all have different stances on these things, I figure I'd go through the list as well. But I'm also going talk about our personal BIGGEST MONEY WASTERS in our budget and talk about what we're doing to fix it. Ready?! 10 Things People Waste Money On Credit card interest Now this one really sucks. Credit card interest is paid when you can't … [Read more...]