Stocks Are Plunging, What Should I Do?

Stocks Are Plunging, What Should I Do?

If you haven't heard the news, the U.S. stock market is in amid quite the tumble over the past few days of trading. Investors are worried about the Global economy and China's economic slowdown. There was a huge sell off that caused it to drop 1,000 points (nearly 8.5%) yesterday, causing HUGE headlines to come out: "After historic 1,000 point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close" "Dow Plummets Amid Global Sell-Off" "Dow Jones Has Worst Day of Trading in Four Years" Fear ensues. Many people are asking the question, "what should I do?" Understand What Your Investments Actually … [Read more...]

If Car Commercials Were Honest (Video)

If Car Commercials Were Honest (Video)

As everyone knows around here, buying new cars is the equivalent of draining your 401k, cashing it out in small bills, and setting them on fire as they drop off a cliff into the ocean. I've always wondered what convinces people to buy a new car, and how anyone can listened to the garbage spewed at car dealerships who's sole purpose is to make a VERY large profit off of you. Cracked.com has created an awesome video which is exactly what I envision WOULD be said if car dealerships were honest. Check it out below, and let me know what you think in the comments! Have you been screwed over … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 4

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 4

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to see how things kicked off! We left off having just scheduled our granite countertop installation, and replacing the upper cabinets with the new ones from our garage. All the cabinets were hung and doors put on, things were looking GOOD! We also brought in our stainless, French door Samsung fridge that we scored for only $14! IT BARELY fit, but we put it in place and it looked OH SO GOOD! Things were really starting to pick up, and we had about 3 weeks to get ready for the new … [Read more...]

Want To Be A Success? Follow This One Simple Rule

Want To Be A Success? Follow This One Simple Rule

Ok, time for a mental exercise. Close your eyes. Or…at least think about what it would feel like if you closed your eyes. Got it? Ok, now clear your head of any thoughts. All you can hear is the sound of my (online) voice. Ok, now, tell me the first thing you think of when I say this word: Success. What popped into your head first? Was is a shiny red Ferrari racing down the Autobahn at 150 MPH? Or maybe your dream kitchen, complete with built in espresso machine and hired master chef? Or possibly sipping fine wine on your private jet over to Italy? Success is one of those … [Read more...]

I Just Cancelled My Cable

I Just Cancelled My Cable

There comes a time in a man's (or woman's) life when you realize something just isn't working. It's hard to pinpoint the root cause, but you can just feel it in your gut. You've got a great job, great friends and family, and heck, your hair never looked so good....but you still get that sinking feeling every time you pay your cable bill, like some faceless corporation is completely ripping you off, charging you for channels you don't need, hiking up the rate on your modem rental and throttling your internet speeds to make you rip your hair out while your youtube video buffers.... I … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 3

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 3

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. Make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 to see how things kicked off! Getting Granite Countertops For Cheap! Yeah, I know, we have already ordered the solid surface countertop and scheduled the installation, but the day after we bought, Michelle finally got an email back from a wholesale granite place that gave us a RIDICULOUSLY cheap quote. It was hard to believe, so Michelle called them to make sure the numbers were correct. She even sent them the updated drawing, and yes, the quote was correct. Of course, we wanted to know WHY … [Read more...]

My Road To Financial Wellness and Resources That Helped Me Along The Way

My Road To Financial Wellness and Resources That Helped Me Along The Way

The following blog post is part of the The Road to Financial Wellness Blog Tour. Over a period of 30 days, the Phroogal team will go to 30 locations to raise awareness about financial empowerment. Today they will be in Seattle! Our goal is to help people learn about money by starting the conversation. We understand that local conversations can help bring about national awareness. My man Jason over at Phroogal is doing something amazing. Wait, no, more than amazing, it's ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! He's traveling around the country on the open road, covering over 10,000 miles to meet in local … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 2

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 2

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. If you haven't checked out Part 1, hop on over HERE and see how we even got into this mess! The Two-Tone Kitchen We left off last time getting the plan finalized for our kitchen update. We had scored a free fridge, and were able to re-purpose the cabinets that had been (weirdly) installed in our garage for the past 5 years. The problem was that we didn't have the right cabinets to replace the lower ones in the kitchen, and the old cabinets were looking pretty rough. But, being the DIY genius that she is, Michelle came up with the … [Read more...]