I sucked with money. For a long time. I have blown through more money than most people have had pass through their hands in the past decade. Most everyone around me was terrible with money as well, giving me the impression that I was just being normal. But after picking up a Dave Ramsey book, I realized that normal = broke, and I was well on my way to staying broke forever. I finally learned a … [Read more...] about My Thoughts On Financial Independence
After you check out my resources page, check out my guest post on Fatwallet.com on how to travel home for the holidays for FREE. A quick post today to announce that I have FINALLY put together a financial and life resources page for you beautiful budgeters out there. It's been a long time coming, and I finally just sat down and put together some of the best tools to learn about keeping more or … [Read more...] about Brand New Resources Page For The Financially Savvy
The following post is a review from the always wonderful Mrs. iHB (aka Michelle, aka wife) Melissa from A Time For Everything was super sweet and generous and sent me one of her beautiful cash envelope systems to try out, along with a coordinating change purse. First of all, let me just say how freaking adorable these things are. She has about 8 billion patterns and I basically wanted one of … [Read more...] about Cash Envelope System Review and Giveaway
Hey Everyone! Exciting news! You can now agonize with everyone else by watching my 5-minute rapid-fire speech from the Financial Blogger Conference that I went to recently. If you don't know what Ignite is, here's the details in a nutshell: You get 20 presentation slides and the automatically switch every 15 seconds. That's it. So, without further delay, here's my speech at FinCon … [Read more...] about FinCon Ignite Speech Is Now Live
I was going to have a budget up for everyone today, but it needs a bit more work.....and I got sucked into a good book. Now, I read lots of blogs and online content, but I am not much of an analog book reader (read: physical books). When I do read, I love motivational, financial and entrepreneurship oriented books. I guess I'm a bit of an idea guy, part-time dreamer and someone who is always … [Read more...] about My Current Reading Wish List
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?