How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

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

By |June 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Life, Personal Finance Tips|7 Comments

I’m Married!

So obviously I haven't posted in a while, and there's a good reason for that. I was getting married, and then I went on my honeymoon. I'm now a very happily married man and I have had a lot of changes and interesting things happen to me over the past few weeks, so I have a lot of posts that

By |June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Life|12 Comments

How to Make Money Without a Degree

Here's another article saying that if you don't go to college you are missing out on $830,000 of income. Holy crap! With information like that, I better start saving now to send my future kids to super expensive colleges! As you know, I'm not a fan of the "send everyone to college" mentality that has prevailed over the last few

By |May 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|6 Comments

5 Tips for Success on LinkedIn

Time is perhaps our most valuable asset. In business, how efficiently we achieve our goals is very important. Business owners must juggle scarce resources to grow their companies. Job seekers must focus their time on relevant targets to get the right offer. LinkedIn can be a time and cost efficient way to expand your career or business. However, the benefits

By |April 30th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Success on LinkedIn

Make Your Money Work for You

For those of us that have money to spare, and there are many, many people that do not and struggle day in, day out, there is no point having it sat in a bank account somewhere accumulating more interest for the bank than yourself. No point to that at all! If you have extra cash there are many great ways

How to Save Money When Moving

If you are planning a move anytime soon, you probably already know that it is going to be pretty stressful for you as well as for your wallet. Obviously, the most hassle-free method of moving your stuff to a different location is to use the so called drawer-to-drawer service, which means that a moving company packs, moves and unpacks all

By |April 28th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|Comments Off on How to Save Money When Moving

A Couple of Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Credit

The days are becoming sunnier and warmer. And with this time of the year, many people see it as the perfect opportunity to spring clean their houses. They might go through their closets, basement, and attic and toss items that they don't need. Or they might head outdoors and give their back and front yard a complete makeover in preparation

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I Lost 10 Pounds During Lent By Drinking Water

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! photo credit: poolie Here are the four goals I was hoping to achieve

By |April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Life|3 Comments

Saving Your Credit After a Job Loss

If your boss calls you into his office, you might believe that he has good news to share. This is especially true if you’re doing a stellar job at work and he's pleased with your performance. But given present economic conditions in the world, being called into your bosses office doesn't always suggest a pay increase or a promotion. The

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Six Essential Business Plan Components

If you are writing a business plan, you should know that a good business plan has several components. Professional business schools teach their students how to write a good business plan in extensive detail. However, small-business owners may not have the degree and experience to create their own business plan. As a result, they usually use online resources to learn

By |April 15th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|Comments Off on Six Essential Business Plan Components