What’s More Important: A Small Waist or a Big Wallet?

By |July 31st, 2013|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , , |

As many of you know I got engaged last year and will be getting married next May. There is a lot of planning, talking with vendors, signing contracts, and of course spending money when you are planning a wedding. There's also a lot of dieting, exercising, and getting in shape for engagement photos, trying on dresses (Tag, not me), and

Saving Money Takes Motivation

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

I've been writing about personal finance for over two years now. I've been running numbers, finding out the smartest ways to pay down debt. On multiple occasions I've identified places where I spend too much money (like on eating out). And in many instances I've recognized a problem and done nothing about it. Why worry about spending too much money

I Saved a Bunch of Money on Food Last Week

By |July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Last week I wrote about how I was spending too much money on food and I wanted to stop eating out for an entire week. One week later I can report that I made it almost all week without eating out and saved a bunch of money. In June I spent $939 on eating out and groceries (which also includes

Food is Expensive

By |July 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

So I had a hypothesis that I might be spending too much money on food, especially considering the fact that I'm now living with my girlfriend and buying food for two. What I found was disgusting. I spent $939 on food (groceries + restaurants) in June. Apparently I'm eating out much too much. In fact I ate out 35 different

Eat Before You Go to Lunch

By |May 19th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

I've been spending a lot of time working on other things for my blog like t-shirts, writing new songs, and some other stuff. I've also been hit with a minor case of writer's block. This would normally be bad for someone who posts a new article every day, but then it hit me: I can share the stuff I wrote

Free Food on your Birthday

By |May 4th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , |

I'm proud to say that today is my 26th birthday. And for the first time in my life, there's a small part of me that's starting to feel old. That small part is my hair. Stupid grays keep popping up all over the place. It's been happening for almost a year now. At least gray hair can be dyed. Plus

The Most Embarrassing Four Dollars I’ve Ever Spent

By |April 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , , , , |

It was pleasant for a late afternoon in early fall in Dallas. The sun was still shining brightly, but the intensity of its rays had waned as the Earth's favorite star dipped towards the horizon.  I had just completed a four hour marathon of Ultimate and was headed home to rest. Many people would refer to this sport as Ultimate

How To Be Frugal and Still Land A Hot Babe

By |March 31st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Let's face it, trying to be frugal and impress a girl at the same time is about as easy as getting Democrats and Republicans to agree on a budget; it's been done before, but it's not easy. Yesterday Paula from Afford Anything asked me a great question: And on the subject of your girlfriend Tag: does she share your passion

I Eat Before I Go To Lunch

By |October 12th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I'm starting to notice a theme in my blog. First I talk about how a grilled cheese sandwich can grant wishes. Then I post about my unnatural love affair with provel cheese. And here I am, talking about food again! I love food, but I love my Mom too and I haven't even posted about her once. (sorry Mom, love

Tag and I Tied!

By |September 28th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , , |

Based on the large number of views on a post last week where I wrote about the competition with my girlfriend that decides who pays for dinner on our weekly Monday Night Football date, I decided it was only right to give you an update on the results from week one. As a quick reminder, the Thousandaire Girlfriend (Tag) and