Life has a way of cruisin' along just fine for a long while, and then completely overwhelming you all at once. It ebbs and flows like the tides of the ocean, but can hit you like a tidal wave without warning, destroying your reality and leaving you there to pick up the pieces. I lost two grandparents in the past month. Cancer Sucks Before Michelle and I even got married, we were already … [Read more...] about You Can’t Take It With You
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 … [Read more...] about Jacob Featured On Stacking Benjamins Podcast!
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 … [Read more...] about My Growing Family: The Reason I Love Budgets
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 … [Read more...] about Budgets Are a Bummer
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 … [Read more...] about Welcome Everyone!
Today's post is one that I wrote last year, but I find it still packs a fun holiday punch. Enjoy! Christmas time has come and gone. Presents were opened. Recycling bins stuffed with wrapping paper. Stuff was acquired. And most people had a pretty darn good time enjoying the holiday season. Sadly, it's all over. But for some, the fun is just beginning! Christmas On The Credit Cards As much … [Read more...] about Christmas On The Credit Cards