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 … [Read more...] about My Road To Financial Wellness and Resources That Helped Me Along The Way
They say that money is far more about what happens in-between your ears than what happens inside your wallet. The psychology of personal finance is VERY fascinating, and probably the most important part of getting a handle on your money. There are tons of different psychological traps we can fall in to that cause us to veer off course with our financial plan and make dumb money … [Read more...] about Go Ahead, You Deserve It
As an adult, there are a few things in life (let's be honest, a LOT of things) that I look back on and think "wow, you were kind of a moron. How in the world are you still alive?" From the words I said to my everyday actions, my arrogant teenage years and early 20's were filled with short-sightedness and a seemingly lack of common sense. I seemed to float along, pretending to know about … [Read more...] about The #1 Financial Rule Everyone Should Follow, But Nobody Does
Today's post is by the always lovely, WIFE (not pictured above)! She also has a name. It is Michelle. Give her a round of applause, then take your seats and read her appeal to everyone out there who has friends. For those that don't....I'm sorry. I feel you. I don't have any either. :( When was the list time you hung out with friends? What did you do? Was it fun? I love hanging out with close … [Read more...] about How To Be A Frugal Friend
Black Friday has come and gone. Cyber Monday is a thing of the past. Let's face it; You're screwed. Your lazy butt missed out on all the "best sales of the year." Crap. But did you really miss out? The Hysteria Of Black Friday Sales Let's examine everyone's favorite shopping hell, Black Friday. I've referred to it in the past as the saddest day of the year, and I still hold that view. … [Read more...] about Oh Crap! You Missed All The Sales!
One of the best thing about this blog is the chance to help ACTUAL READERS with ACTUAL PROBLEMS instead of just hypothesizing about financial matters. Today's reader sent me a question, and after reading it a few times, I was in complete awe of how awesome she is! I wanted to share her situation with you, not only to show that millennial are lazy, entitled jerks, but also to inspire those who may … [Read more...] about Reader Question: I Rock At Saving Money, But What Now?