Travel Hacking on a Budget

Travel Hacking on a Budget

travel hacking

I have a confession to make, my wife and I have become somewhat fond of travel hacking. What is travel hacking you ask? Well, it means you purposely choose credit cards that offer nice sign-on bonuses that you can turn into free vacations. It does require some work, but if I can do it then I know anyone can. One problem that can arise though is how to do so on a budget. We … [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...]

How I Moved to My Dream City, Found a New Job, and Got a Big Raise All At Once

How I Moved to My Dream City, Found a New Job, and Got a Big Raise All At Once

Keep Portland Weird

I felt stuck.I was living in the same city my parents chose when I was 5 years old. I was in an industry with lots of consolidation and at a company with little room for growth. I had a great boss and a great job, but didn’t see any path to promotion. I was happy in Denver, but had never tried anything else. I decided it was time to make a change. A big change. … [Read more...]

4 Last Minute Christmas Ideas That Don’t Suck

4 Last Minute Christmas Ideas That Don’t Suck

last minute christmas ideas

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas shopping season will be coming to a close in a few short days. If you’re not someone who subscribes to getting your Christmas shopping done early then you’re likely in the camp of those looking for last minute Christmas ideas. The problem with many of those ideas, is that most of them are no good! Well, fear no more as hopefully this … [Read more...]

How to Become Kind of a Big Deal

How to Become Kind of a Big Deal

Eric Rosenberg DJ Yofi Heebonism

A couple of weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Saint Louis for the third annual Financial Blogger Conference. I had the opportunity to host Ignite FinCon for the second year, and we had a great time. I did a five minute talk on "How to Become Kind of a Big Deal." Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Why Wait? Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Now!

Why Wait? Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Now!

New Year's Resolutions

Believe it or not, we’re living in the waning moments of 2013. Whether we like it or not, the new year is nearly upon us. In light of that, I can pretty much guarantee you that in a few weeks you will start to hear many around you talk about their New Year’s Resolutions and what their goals are for the year. It makes sense on one level, I guess, as it’s the start of a new year … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Automatic Plan

Create Your Own Automatic Plan

The Next Generation of Online Banking

I have recently shared ideas to make an account inventory, track everything in one place, create your first budget, and start saving for retirement. I kept mentioning automation. Now that you have a good understanding of your money, it is time to automate it to save you time, money, and headache. … [Read more...]

4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping

4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping

last minute christmas ideas

Last month I wrote about whether or not it was too early to start Christmas shopping or not. Well, I have a surprise for you…the Christmas shopping season is only that much closer now. With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my favorite tips to save money while shopping for the holidays. … [Read more...]