Should You Sign Up for Legal Insurance?

By |October 26th, 2014|

Every day for the last two weeks my work has been sending me email reminders to sign up for my 2015 benefits. By the end of the day tomorrow I have to make my final elections.

Most of my benefits are pretty standard: a high-deductible medical plan, dental insurance, and then a few benefits like a small amount of life

3 Insurance Products You May Need But Didn’t Know Existed

By |July 2nd, 2014|

Most people are familiar with and/or pay for things such as medical insurance, homeowners or renters insurance, and car insurance. If you’re really savvy about your personal finances, you might even know about things like gap insurance on a new vehicle purchase or long term disability insurance to ensure you protect your income from a bad accident or disease.

However,

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Spent: Looking for Change Documentary Review

By |June 12th, 2014|

So I came across an interesting documentary the other day called Spent: Looking For Change Sponsored by American Express. It’s a documentary about four families who have fallen on hard financial times and have essentially been booted out of the traditional financial systems that most of us (including me) use every day.

Even though I know a little about having

How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

By |June 9th, 2014|

My new wife and I have decided we needed a second car. We were sharing a 2000 Buick Century with over 140,000 miles on it, and we are honestly a tiny bit surprised every time it turns on.

We were mainly looking at used cars, but on June 2nd it was the “last day of the month” for car dealers

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

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