Focus on Long Term Wealth

Focus on Long Term Wealth

Winding Path in the Forest

Are you determined to get out of debt and grow your wealth? When I made the decision to get out of debt, all I could focus on was the current day, or at most, the next day. I had to deny myself various pleasures each and every day so that I could have that extra hundred bucks at the end of the month to put toward my student loans. It was certainly a step by step process, which … [Read more...]

Before Switching Companies, Learn About the Benefits

Before Switching Companies, Learn About the Benefits

Give Me a Job

How many places have you worked? Did you have a clear understanding of the benefits before you accepted each job? If I had to wager a guess, I would say that many of you knew what your starting salary would be, you knew if there was a 401(k) match, and if you have a family, you most likely asked if there was health insurance provided, but that was the full extent of your … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Work Revolution

Book Review: The Work Revolution

work revolution manifesto

I just finished reading Julie Clow’s new book ‘The Work Revolution.’ Like the title implies, it has a range of ideas that can revolutionize the way an organization treats its employees and how employees look at work. … [Read more...]

Money Tips for New Grads

Money Tips for New Grads

Graduation Day Cake Topper

This weekend, I had the pleasure of watching my sister graduate Summa Cum Lade from the University of Arkansas. While in Fayetteville, I watched thousands of students receive their degrees, but I realized that most did not get a financial education on par with their newly minted degrees.Here are some top tips for new graduates around the world. … [Read more...]

Why I Hate People Who Give Bad Tips

I recently read a post with an interesting theory on tipping. I like and respect the author of the post, Len Penzo, though I disagree with his opinion this time around. However, it was when I read the comments I wanted to scream and start punching people. Here is what you really need to understand about tipping and the service industry. [Warning, angry rant ahead] … [Read more...]

What Recession? The Economy is Awesome

What Recession? The Economy is Awesome

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If you follow the Republican presidential campaign, you have undoubtedly noticed that the candidates are trying to sell you a story about how horrible the economy is and why you need to elect them to fix it. I think they are dead wrong, the economy is great. Here’s why. … [Read more...]

Track Your Job Application Status

Track Your Job Application Status

startwire

You all know that I am a big fan of aggregating everything into one, simple to use location. Whether I am watching my finances at Mint.com or Adaptu or tracking an upcoming trip with TripIt, looking up a recent purchase on Slice, or tracking insurance claims on Simplee, I am always trying to make my life simpler. If you are looking for a new job, I found a great tool for you. … [Read more...]

Fixing Your Own Economy

If you read the news today or listen to talk radio, you will most likely hear some mention of unemployment and how bad the economy is. I disagree, the economy is in great shape. You just need to look after yourself to ensure your personal economy stays on top. Education Education is the core to most people's financial success. If you look at top CEOs today, almost every … [Read more...]

Interview: Jason at Live Real Now

Welcome to the newest installment of the Yakezie interview series. Today, we have questions answered by Jason at Live Real Now. Jason has been making major strides cutting his debt and has chronicled the journey at his site.How did you get started in personal finance blogging? What was your inspiration?In April 2009, my wife and I were on the verge of bankruptcy.  We … [Read more...]