Archives for January 2014

Jacob Featured On Stacking Benjamins Podcast!

Jacob Featured On Stacking Benjamins Podcast!

Hey everyone, Happy Monday! Just wanted to let you all know that I did a very in-depth interview over at StackingBenjamins.com that went over the details of how I spent EVERY DOLLAR that had passed through my hands from age 0 to age 27 (I just turned 28). So head on over to to Stacking Benjamins and click on THIS POST to hear all about my life growing up, blowing through a tons of cash, and the lessons I've learned over the years. And then feel free to let me know how ridiculous I am and how I shouldn't be giving money advice! ;) … [Read more...]

It’s Time To Cut The Cable and Home Phone

It’s Time To Cut The Cable and Home Phone

Since it's a new year, I figure I would post this up. It's the first thing you should do to save your money and your sanity in 2014. If you still have cable, please read this. And then let me know why. :) Today, I've got a special offer for all the wonderful readers of iHeartBudgets. I am going to give away a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas to everyone who reads this post! You read that right, 4 days of all-inclusive fun in the tropic sun, visiting places like Jamaica and Nassau. Swim with the dolphins, eat like a king and let your worries melt away. All you need to do is cut the cable and home … [Read more...]

My Growing Family: The Reason I Love Budgets

My Growing Family: The Reason I Love Budgets

I believe that for most, managing your money well starts with a single moment. An epiphany. Something happens that stops you in your tracks and brings your money issues right to the forefront of your mind, showing you that you need a financial plan. For me, that moment came when I got engaged to my now beautiful wife of over 5 years. I realized that I had blown through a TON of money, and without a financial plan in place, our marriage was going to start off in a world of financial trouble. We got on a wicked awesome budget, payed off debt while living in $14 an hour, and realized … [Read more...]

Budgets Are a Bummer

Budgets Are a Bummer

The following is a post from my buddy Jefferson over at See Debt Run. Check out their site after checking out his rad post below. Don't let the title of this post mislead you.  Much like my friend, Jacob, I truly do heart budgets. When I had over twenty thousand dollars of consumer debt dragging me down like a millstone around my neck, there is no way that I could have understood the gravity of the situation without crunching the numbers.  More importantly, without going through the process of creating a budget, there was no way I could have clearly seen where expenses needed to be cut and … [Read more...]

Welcome Everyone!

Welcome Everyone!

Hey everyone! Check out my guest post over at Budgets Are Sexy. I talked about All The Money I’ve Earned (and Spent) In My Lifetime. Then come back and mock me for my irresponsibility! iHeartBudgets has been around for just over a year and a half, and just recently within the last month, I've had a bunch of new people show up and participate in the shenanigans on this here site. For all the awesome new peeps who are dropping by from other sites, or just ended up here because you got lost on the internet, WELCOME! For those who want to know what this site's all about, I've put together a … [Read more...]