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. 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 Bieber album. This mysterious skill has followed me into marriage, and even into parenthood. And while I can hit the sleep button and disappear into dreamland in seconds, it doesn't mean that I … [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...]

Budget Friday: Submission 13

Budget Friday: Submission 13

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Budget Friday. This is seriously my favorite part about personal finance, the chance to help others get on a budget, get out of debt and reach their financial goals. I love showing the power of a well-thought out budget plan, and the long term results they can have. Today's budget is an anonymous submission. We'll call her Jessie. Background: Jessie reached out to me for some help setting up a clear and concise budget for her family. Her and her husband are in their mid-thirties, and they have a young daughter and infant son at home. I … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Investing

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Investing

But seriously.....do something. Anything. And start today. If you don't know where to put your money, read Millionaire Teacher (<- affiliate link) and it will become abundantly clear.....and very easy. photo credit: 401(K) 2013 via photopin cc … [Read more...]

The Buy Nothing Project

The Buy Nothing Project

Stuff. We can’t seem to live without it. Over the decades, Americans have mastered the art of owning stuff. We even have stuff for our stuff. Heck, we even have stuff that stores the stuff for our stuff, all stuffed into a storage unit. It's ridiculous. Now, I'm not trying to bash the use of stuff. Stuff can be useful. It entertains, assists, satisfies our aesthetic needs and can even solve problems. Stuff is pretty great. But for some reason, we can't seem to find a good way to deal with it once it has outlived its usefulness. We either try to sell it, throw it away, or store it … [Read more...]

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...]