Last night, I had a reader contact me and ask a very poignant question. He asked if his family member should discuss finances with her potential future husband before getting engaged. She didn't think it was necessary until after engagement, and he said they should discuss "money, budgets, life goals, etc. now and not wait until a ring is exchanged." I totally agreed. My Response Here was … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Should You Talk About Finances Before Getting Engaged?
Archives for October 2013
Welcome to another episode of "How To Travel For Free" (or at least, that's what I'm calling it now). This is where I help people travel without having to pay out of pocket for any of the hotel or airline expenses. My goal is always for them to be on a budget 1st, then take advantage of their awesome budgeting discipline and apply it to credit card churning for travel rewards. Let's see what we … [Read more...] about How To Travel For Free: 4 Cities in 8 Days
It's that time of month again where I talk about cars! If you don't know where I stand on these wonderful machines, you can read about them here and here. I love to find a great deal on a car, and am an advocate for using MATH to determine what you can afford and what is a waste of money. Today I want to let you in on a little secret that has allowed us to enjoy luxury without breaking the bank. … [Read more...] about We Only Drive Fancy Cars
Ahhh, technology. You can't escape it! Heck, you're engrossed in its awesomeness right now just to read my blog (thanks!). To some, it's a necessary evil that plagues the earth and sucks the life out of anything that comes in contact with it (or maybe that's just me…). To most, it's something that makes the world just that much easier and more enjoyable. With apps for everything, gadgets that make … [Read more...] about How To Save Money When You Buy Electronics
My grandpa is awesome. He has lived an amazingly adventurous life, with 6 kids and a wife of almost 60 years! He has the most awesome stories, and if you get him talking, you won't be going anywhere for a LONG while (grab a snickers). In the past decade, he got some speech recognition software for his computer, and started dictating his life story. My wife has the privilege of editing this story … [Read more...] about Wisdom About Cars From My Grandpa
I have a budget. And I enjoy my budget. And I really like tracking my spending, getting great deals, improving our financial situation and making progress because I have a financial roadmap. But there are some out there who don't find any value with all the hassle it takes to log into Mint.com and look at where their money is going. I mean, seriously, 5 minutes is a CRAP LOAD of time, and it … [Read more...] about Too Rich For A Budget