I Lost 10 Pounds During Lent By Drinking Water

By |April 23rd, 2014|

At the beginning of lent almost 2 months ago, I decided to stop drinking soda, chocolate milk, and anything else that wasn’t water. I laid out four goals for this adventure, and now that lent has ended I am happy to report on my success!

Here are the four goals I was hoping to achieve by drinking only water:

Be More

Save Money on Taxes by Getting Married

By |April 14th, 2014|

I’m getting married in a few months, as most of you already know. The main benefit to getting married is getting to spend the rest of my life with the woman I love most in this world.

A nice side benefit is saving a lot of money on taxes next year.

When one person makes substantially more than the other person

I Finally Found a Great Web Host

By |March 26th, 2014|

I started this website in July of 2010, which means I’ve been using a web host for almost four years. Aside from a few months when my friend Andrea from Nuts and Bolts Media was offering a hosting service, I’ve generally been dissatisfied (or “pissed off” if we’re talking bluntly) with my web host.

I’ve had quite a few because

Could You Win a Billion Dollars?

By |March 17th, 2014|

You may have heard that Quicken Loans is offering $1 billion to anyone who enters their March Madness contest and picks a perfect bracket.

This is a pretty sweet deal. Even the best lottery jackpots are only a few hundred million and you have to buy tickets for that. This contest is a cool billion dollars and the entry is

Tile Floors are More Expensive Than You’d Think

By |March 11th, 2014|

I have a whole week off work so I decided to tackle a new DIY project: laying tile in my master bathroom.

I have already tiled my laundry room and it was pretty simple and cheap, so I was expecting a similar situation for my master bathroom.

I was dead wrong.

Here are a few things that have seriously increased the cost

Only Water Again (40 Days this Time)

By |March 5th, 2014|

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, which means today is Ash Wednesday. That also means that as a Catholic I feel compelled to give up something as a sacrifice during Lent.

I’ve decided to give up drinking anything but water.

Those who have been around this blog since the beginning will remember I drank only water for 30 days back in 2011. Not

Save Almost 50% on Shaving Your Face

By |March 3rd, 2014|

A few weeks ago I decided to try to grow a beard.

There were so many good reasons to grow a beard. It makes me look older. It’s manly. It keeps my face warm. I don’t have to pay for razors.

And there was one good reason to get rid of it. A beard just isn’t comfortable.

I’ve actually gotten the idea

I’m Earning 2.2% Back on my Travel Rewards Credit Card

By |February 19th, 2014|

A few months ago I got a very disappointing letter in the mail telling me that the rewards for my credit card were changing. A card that used to earn me as much as 2.5% on all purchases would now earn only 1% on most purchases. As someone who loves credit card rewards, that wasn’t acceptable.

After looking long and

How to Save Money on Last Year’s Taxes (And Save for Retirement)

By |January 27th, 2014|

As we approach the end of January you’ve probably gotten your W2s in the mail and are thinking about filing your tax return. If you are expecting a refund, you might even be well on your way towards completing it by now.

But what if you feel like you are paying too much in taxes. Maybe your refund isn’t as

Why You Shouldn’t Go to College

By |January 23rd, 2014|

President Barack Obama has been in the news recently as he invited more than 100 college presidents to DC in an attempt to expand college access, especially to low income students.

“More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life,” Obama stated.

I have a few problems with this. First, when did the American