Dec 11 2011

Thousandaire Site Update – 12/11/11

By |December 11th, 2011|Blog|1 Comment|

I’m back from vacation!

That should be a good enough update for you. I can’t wait to get back into writing these posts and connecting with my readers.

The only other thing I have to update is that I’m almost certainly going to be making a new website at some point in the near future. I have two ideas in mind, but I’m leaning towards one of them. I’m not going to give up any more information about it just yet, but look for it to launch early next year.

Oh yeah, and I’ll be on vacation a lot over the Christmas/New Years time frame, so I won’t be posting a whole lot. I also owe you guys a music video… Let’s just see what happens okay? December is a busy month for family and friends and stuff.

Plus I’m doing a lot of singing at church with the Christmas Concert and Sunday mass (I’m cantoring next week for the first time ever!). I’m gonna work on fitting a Thousandaire video in soon. Stay tuned.

So, um… yeah. I’m back! Woot.

Carnivals This Week

Yakezie Carnival at 20′s Finances
Totally Money at Faith and Finance
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
Personal Finance Whiz Carnival at Personal Finance Whiz

Dec 7 2011

Thousandaire Countdown #1 – Haven’t Made a Budget

By |December 7th, 2011|Blog, Life|5 Comments|

I’m taking a vacation from blogging for the first 10 days of December. But because I love you guys, I want to give you something to do while I’m gone. Welcome to the Thousandaire Music Video Countdown!

I’m giving you the top five best Thousandaire songs, according to me. Make sure to come back every day and find out where you favorite song falls in the list.

1. Haven’t Made a Budget

Haven't Made a Budget Wins

There is a very special place in my heart for this video. It is the first music video I’ve ever made. I edited all the parts together on a free trial of Sony Vegas; the first experience of my life with a video editor. I sung the song 8,273 times to get it right because I hadn’t REALLY sung anything for about 7 years. Plus there’s a super hot girl in it.

Yep, this is where it all started. This video was the beginning of this blog. I had an idea that I could combine personal finance, music, humor, and videos into one and make something awesome.

And it was awesome.

Correction.

It IS awesome!

A few things I like about my most awesomest favoritest video are:

  • The hot girl getting excited outside my apartment after the date. Cutest thing ever!
  • I got to drive a Corvette!
  • The message that smart, pretty girls are attracted to financially responsible men. It’s oh-so-true.
  • I get the girl. “nuff said.
So without further adieu, I give you Haven’t Made a Budget.
  • Get a free download of the MP3 here
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more songs here

P.S. As a reminder, I’m on a blogging vacation through the end of the week. While I’m gone, tell me your favorite Thousandaire song in the comments below.

Dec 6 2011

Thousandaire Countdown #2 – HTPC Rap

By |December 6th, 2011|Blog, Life|3 Comments|

I’m taking a vacation from blogging for the first 10 days of December. But because I love you guys, I want to give you something to do while I’m gone. Welcome to the Thousandaire Music Video Countdown!

I’m giving you the top five best Thousandaire songs, according to me. Make sure to come back every day and find out where you favorite song falls in the list.

2. Home Theater PC Rap

HTPC Rap

Earlier this year there was a video contest on Get Rich Slowly. I submitted my HTPC Rap into the “Personal Finance Tip” category. I won. $500 grand prize!!!!!

This quick little 2-minute video gives all the reasons why you should drop your cable bill and still be able to watch TV. Unless you are someone who watches TV all the time and has two or three shows every night, you can probably save money with an HTPC (or hooking up your laptop to your TV, or having an internet enabled TV).

The best thing about this song has to be the tune. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has to be one of the greatest theme songs of all time, and while my rapping doesn’t necessarily do it justice, it’s still a lot of fun.

A few things I like about my most lucrative video are:

  • The outfit alone makes this worth of a #2 ranking. The early 90′s rocked!
  • I’m a bad enough singer. My rapping is just hilariously bad
  • This is applicable to anyone with cable. Every day the internet and computers make cable and their outrageous bills more obsolete.
  • Did I mention I won $500 with this song?!
So without further adieu, I give you The HTPC Rap.
  • Get a free download of the MP3 here
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more songs here

Dec 5 2011

Thousandaire Countdown #3 – Get a Prenup

By |December 5th, 2011|Blog, Life|Comments Off|

I’m taking a vacation from blogging for the first 10 days of December. But because I love you guys, I want to give you something to do while I’m gone. Welcome to the Thousandaire Music Video Countdown!

I’m giving you the top five best Thousandaire songs, according to me. Make sure to come back every day and find out where you favorite song falls in the list.

3. Get a Prenup

thousandaire countdown #3

Now we’re really getting into the good stuff. The first two songs on the list are fun and personal favorites of mine, but they really pale in comparison to the top three in my opinion. And the third on the list is my most recent: Get a Prenup.

When my friend and occasional guest writer The Hoff got engaged, I knew he could use some premarital advice. What better advice could I give than make sure he doesn’t go broke if she leaves him? Although…

Now that I think about it, I’m racing The Hoff to $1 million in net worth. If he gets married and then divorced and his ex-wife takes half his money, I’m a shoe in to win the race. So never mind buddy, don’t worry about a prenup!

A few things I like about my most recent video are:

  • This is without question the best audio quality of any song I’ve done. I’ve gotten a little better and singing over the last year, and autotune does the rest!
  • I dressed up like a girl.
  • It looks like I actually know what I’m doing with the video editor when I’m in two places at once.
  • The song is funny to everyone. You don’t have to be a financially savvy person to understand prenups.
So without further adieu, I give you Get a Prenup.
  • Get a free download of the MP3 here
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more songs here

Dec 3 2011

Thousandaire Site Update – 12/3/11

By |December 3rd, 2011|Blog, Life|4 Comments|

As you’ve probably seen from Thursday and Friday, I’m on a blogging vacation.

I do have an update on my next music video. And it’s not a good one. :( I have one that almost done, but I just didn’t have time to get it done before taking my 10 days off. Oh well.

If I can get a Christmas song written, I will probably try to get that one done first and hold off this song until January. If I don’t do something for Christmas, then I’ll make sure this one is done before the end of the month.

With that being said, please berate me in the comments and yell at me for not putting out a new song for November. I want to commit to making more music (one new song a month), and I’m obviously not doing it. YELL AT ME PLEASE!!!!

I hope you are enjoying the Thousandaire Countdown. If you’ve watched all my videos, you probably know which ones are coming in the top three. But which will be #1? You’ll just have to wait until Wednesday to find out!

Carnivals This Week

Yakezie Carnival at Bucksome Boomer
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Totally Money at The Saved Quarter
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
Carnival of Financial Planning at The Skilled Investor Blog
Personal Finance Whiz Carnival at Personal Finance Whiz

Dec 2 2011

Thousandaire Countdown #4 – The Adult Baby Song

By |December 2nd, 2011|Blog, Life|1 Comment|

I’m taking a vacation from blogging for the first 10 days of December. But because I love you guys, I want to give you something to do while I’m gone. Welcome to the Thousandaire Music Video Countdown!

I’m giving you the top five best Thousandaire songs, according to me. Make sure to come back every day and find out where you favorite song falls in the list.

4. The Adult Baby Song

Adult Baby Song

For those of you who only follow my website and not my YouTube account, you might be surprised to find out that this song accounts for almost 40% of my total YouTube views. Why? Because a lot of people search for Bruno Mars and The Lazy Song on YouTube.

To take advantage of those searches, I set up a little advertisement. I will buy up to 100 views a day for 1 cent each. That’s right, $1 a day for 100 views. Advertising at it’s finest. I have ads set up for multiple videos, but there just aren’t many people searching “roth ira” on YouTube. Hence, this video gets the bulk of my views.

A few things I like about my “most popular” video are:

  • This was my first experience with autotune, which means even though the song is super high, I don’t sound like death hitting the high notes
  • It was also my first video to use clips from another video, and I think that turned out well
  • It highlights one example of the entitlement society we have created that is destroying the financial stability of this country
  • I got to dress up like Bruno Mars
So without further adieu, I give you The Adult Baby Song.
  • Get a free download of the MP3 here
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more songs here