I’m Giving Away A Moto X Cell Phone Courtesy Of Republic Wireless

I’m Giving Away A Moto X Cell Phone Courtesy Of Republic Wireless

Ok, here's the deal. The good folks at Republic Wireless (and I don't use the term 'good folks' lightly about companies, because I'm always skeptical about people that want to take my money, but RW continues to impress) sent me a gift. I received a Moto X phone to demo, test out, kick the tires on a (hopefully) enjoy. And as I opened the package that landed on my doorstep a little while back….there were two boxes. HMMMMMMM!!! I pulled them out, and in front of me sat two, identical, brand new Moto X cell phones. One for me. One for you. Yup, they stand behind their product. And for a … [Read more...]

Life Updates

Life Updates

Hey everyone. Man, what a summer it's been, eh? (no, I'm not Canadian). I have been absent lately, and I apologize for that. There's been some major life changes and also, it's been sunny out in the Seattle area, which is an absolute rarity, so I have found it hard to sit inside and type away at a screen instead of enjoying playing baseball in the backyard with my son and crawling around in the grass with my baby girl. We have also been having fun adventures at "Gammies cabin" in a warmer part of the state, and have basically been enjoying every second we can milk out of this beautiful … [Read more...]

Why Are You Still In Debt?

Why Are You Still In Debt?

Debt. We all know it's not that great. Most people who have a budget have somewhere in their life goals to be "debt free". And I know some people who are making that a reality. But far too many still have debt hanging around like an ugly decoration on their wall, stinking up the entire feng shui of the place. My question is: WHY ARE YOU STILL IN DEBT? It's simple. Just let me know in the comments, or on my Facebook Page, or on my Twitter Page WHY you are still in debt. What is holding you back from paying it off? And how did you get there in the first place? I'll be posting the … [Read more...]

A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 2)

A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 2)

If you haven't read Part 1, read it first HERE, then come back and finish the story :) Driver #2 "This sucks." Not only has today already been a long day at the office, but you still have a ton of stuff to do at the house. Fixing the car is now a priority because you rely on it for work, so you're going to have to re-prioritize. But good thing you took Jake's advice and learned some basic car maintenance, so you know you way around the car's engine. You pop the hood, and there's coolant everywhere. Hmmmm. You check around for a leak, but you can't quite tell where it's coming from. You … [Read more...]

A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 1)

A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 1)

It's been a long day. You've been at the office for 9 hours, absolutely killing it at your job, but at the end of the day, you just can't wait to get home. You finally shut it down around 5:30pm, pack everything up and head out to your car. It's hot. You open the door, the sun almost blinding you as you step outside. You instantly feel the heat. For a quick moment, all you can think about is ice cubes. As you adjust to the heat, you start heading to the parking lot toward your trusty, 304,000+ mile mid-nineties Honda. Most people that own these probably don't have the luxury of air … [Read more...]

What Is It Going To Take? Srsly!

What Is It Going To Take? Srsly!

My blog just passed the 2 year mark on May 1st. It's crazy to think that I have been writing about money for 2 years straight, and still have 100+ ideas for future posts. I mean, is there really that much to talk about? Managing money is actually pretty easy. Make money Create a budget plan for that money based on your priorities/goals Save and spend money according to that plan ?????? PROFIT But Why Is It So Hard? There's only  5 steps to making money work (see above). But why is it so hard to actually stick to that budget plan? And why do most people forfeit the idea of even … [Read more...]

Stop Using Cash…It’s For The Kids! – ClarkHoward.com Feature

Stop Using Cash…It’s For The Kids! – ClarkHoward.com Feature

I recently wrote a post on ClarkHoward.com that is near to my heart. It has to do with teaching kids about money, but with a twist. I've talked before about fully automating your financial life so you never have to touch cash. And let's be honest. Adults don't usually use cash, and someday your kids will barely know what it is. So I wrote this post to address that issue, but also to use it as an advantage when teaching kids about money. CHECK OUT THE POST HERE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! … [Read more...]

How To Travel For Free: 5 Ways For Couples To Get A Free Trip To Hawaii

How To Travel For Free: 5 Ways For Couples To Get A Free Trip To Hawaii

We're back again with some awesome free travel tips for the sophisticated! Paying for travel is so 2012! So let's jump into another "how to travel for free" adventure! Couples Love Hawaii Science has proven that if you in a relationship, you and your significant other will WANT to go to Hawaii at some point. Science has also proven that Hawaii is CRAZY EXPENSIVE to get to and from. And ever since I wrote my post about how I got free tickets to Hawaii for me and 6 family members, I've gotten tons of emails from people hoping to get their free dream vacation to Hawaii. I have responded to many … [Read more...]