Don’t Let Honey Boo Boo’s Mom Show You Up

By |January 10th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

We are just over a week into 2013 and tomorrow might be your first paycheck of the new year. If you didn't get a raise then it might be smaller than you are used to because taxes have gone up. That's what happens when you live in a country that believes the government should continue to grow and it should

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 Spend Less than 50% of My Pretax Income

By |August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

As I was updating my net worth this month I realized that my net worth has increased over $31,000 in the past 12 months. Wow! That's over $2,500 a month. And we're talking after tax here. I paid $10,069 in federal income taxes, $3,119 in Social Security and $1,077 in Medicare taxes in 2011. That's another $14,265 I made but

To Make Money Honestly is the Highest of Virtues

By |May 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , , |

I was a General Business major during the first semester of my freshman year of college. At one point during that semester I thought to myself, "40 years from now, I don't want to look back on my life and say 'I made a bunch of money'. I want to say I helped people and made a difference." I changed

My “Motivation” Playlist

By |March 1st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

The right song at the right time can completely alter the direction of my day. Some songs make me just want to lay down and take a nap. Others make me want to cry. Some make me laugh, and some help me learn about personal finance. But nothing can improve my mood better than the songs in my "motivation" playlist.

Today is February 29 – Do Something Productive

By |February 29th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

Today is February 29th. Once every four years we get an extra day. This means a few things. It's great for people who get paid by the hour. There's 24 extra hours in the year for you to earn more money. At the same time, it kinda sucks for the people who get paid a salary. I'm getting my 365

Break a Bad Habit for 40 Days

By |February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: |

For all my Christian readers out there, you are probably aware that yesterday was the first day of Lent. That means good Catholics like me are giving something up for the next 40 days, and bad Catholics are going to run for president and try to force their idea of how a family should work on every single American. Wait,

Does Where You Live Matter for Retirement Savings?

By |January 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday one of my facebook followers asked me a question about where you live and how that relates to your retirement savings. I'm going to answer his question and seven others because that's what I do on Wednesdays. If you want me to answer your question next week, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or both and tell

I Was Almost on the Anderson Cooper Show

By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , |

I was so freaking close to getting one of my music videos on national television, along with a one-on-one interview for both me and Tag. Get ready for a story people... On Sunday, Tag and I were cleaning my apartment when I checked my phone and saw this tweet. If you don't want to click the link, it says: @kevin_is_money

It’s Time to Stop Being Fat Kevin

By |January 5th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , |

I am Fat Kevin. Okay, maybe fat isn't the right word. I'm just not in shape like I used to be. My clothes still fit and everything, but I just need to, you know, tighten up a bit. I used to take off my shirt and look in the mirror before hopping in the shower with a thought such as