5 Ways to Prepare for Retirement Other Than Saving

How to Prepare for Retirement

When it comes to preparing for retirement, most recommendations you’ll get from experts revolve around some sort of savings goal. In fact, when I googled “how to prepare for retirement,” one of the top results, from the U.S. Department of Labor, was “Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement.” Interestingly enough, every single one is focused… [Keep reading]

Having a Date Budget is a Must for Couples

Date Budget

Just two weeks ago, my wife and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. We had just enough in our date budget to share a meal and some strawberry cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory and go mini golfing. Although pregnancy sickness nixed the mini golf, we still had a wonderful evening and were excited to celebrate our… [Keep reading]

My Life Insurance Policy is Better Than Yours

Life Insurance

For all of you who don’t know, this month is life insurance awareness month. Because of this, there’s been a deluge of articles and posts about life insurance–why you should have it, who should have it, how much you should have, and on and on and on. I’ve written a few times about the topic,… [Keep reading]

Feeling Helpless: An Update on Our Debt

Debt Update

Has anyone else had that suffocating sensation of feeling helpless when it comes to their finances? I feel it on and off again and right now I’m in the on again stage. To set the stage, my wife is pregnant. A few weeks ago, I took her to the hospital because she had been throwing… [Keep reading]

Stepping Over a Dollar to Save a Dime


When I moved into my first apartment as a college student, the office told me that I could pay $20 a semester to park in the complex’s parking lot, or I could find a spot along the road. Wanting to save a few bucks, I decided to forego the parking spot. Within a couple of… [Keep reading]

Yakezie Carnival – College Football Edition


What’s crackalackin’, people?! Today I have the honor of hosting the weekly Yakezie Carnival. Yakezie is a network for personal finance bloggers, the best in the biz, in my opinion. So there’s a lot of good stuff in here! For any of my PF blogger friends who are interested in submitting to a future Yakezie… [Keep reading]

Dollar Shave Club Review: Delicious

Dollar Shave Club Review

I don’t know about any of you other guys out there, but one thing I hate spending money on is razor blades. So eight months ago when I got an invitation to sign up for the Dollar Shave Club* from a friend, I was intrigued. I had seen their hilarious video when it first came… [Keep reading]

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