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...]

Republic Wireless Review: You Need To Run The Numbers

Republic Wireless Review: You Need To Run The Numbers

About a year ago, a Republic Wireless rep. reached out to me to see if I had ever heard of them. At first, I thought it was some sort of scheme for ads, so I ignored. But I eventually found my way over to their site, and realized that they had created something awesome, at a price point NO ONE could ignore. The Little Guy With A Big Idea They kindly sent me a demo phone with which to try out, which I didn't like much. It was old Android, and I owned a newer Windows Phone (don't hate) from work. But I tried out the phone for what is was good at, and it performed well. They used your home WiFi … [Read more...]

Man Risks His Life Everyday Driving A Used Car

Man Risks His Life Everyday Driving A Used Car

If you haven't read through my archive of posts on used cars, you should check them out HERE. I usually tout the virtues of the tens of thousands of dollars saved every decade by buying used. But I can no longer stand by that statement. I have recently obtained a top secret video of a man, who shall remain nameless, and his perilous daily journey of driving a used car. I cannot express how deep my concern is for his well-being, and wish, for the love of bleeding wallets, that he would have wised up and listened. He should have bought a new car so he wouldn't live in constant fear of … [Read more...]

How To Not Worry About Money Ever Again (And It’s Not What You Think!)

How To Not Worry About Money Ever Again (And It’s Not What You Think!)

Hi, I'm Jacob Wade. You may have seen in features such as "budget and love it" and "who said frugal didn't know how to partay?!" I'm here today to tell you about a revolutionary new way to think about YOUR money. It's an amazing tool that will allow you, the average citizen, to turn into a FINANCIAL SUPERHERO (cape sold separately). Come and learn how to not worry about money for the rest of your life! Do You Lose Sleep At Night? Do money troubles cause you to lose sleep? Are you irritable and annoyed when talking about money? Do you have a pile of unpaid bills mocking you every time you … [Read more...]

Life Is Too Short To Be Lazy

Life Is Too Short To Be Lazy

As I drive to work in my 300,000+ mile vehicle, I realize that, at the age of 28, I'm an old man. I listen to talk radio, yell at the stupid commercials, and glare at those "pesky teenagers bumping their techno-jazz-fusion-punk-rock music!" You know, unless they play a rap song from the early 2000's, then I'm crankin' that ish up and getting' crunk! ….. But back to the talk radio. On my way to work, I get to hear the exciting debate over the Seattle, WA minimum wage. If you're not from here, you might not know it, but we boast one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The national … [Read more...]

How To Travel For Free: Hawaii Trip Update

How To Travel For Free: Hawaii Trip Update

Hello everyone! I hope you didn't miss me too much. Just finished up another busy tax season, got promoted at my day job and tried to see my family in between. It's been nuts! During that time, I also kept the wheels a turnin' on our epic Hawaii trip plans. Last we left off, I had put all the puzzle pieces together on getting 7 free tickets to Hawaii for our family, and was about to book the tickets. Let's see how that turned out. 7 Free Roundtrip Tickets To Hawaii We are heading to Hawaii to celebrate my mother-in-law's 50th birthday, and to have a 10 day getaway from reality. Since … [Read more...]