So You Think You Can Live on Minimum Wage? Good Luck with That!

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Minimum wage might be doable if you live with your parents or a romantic partner. But on your own, it’s really tough — be prepared to make sacrifices.

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Should You Pay for Puppy Training?

By |March 12th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I can't believe it's already been over a month since we bought our puppy! Sydney came to us in the beginning of February weighing somewhere around seven pounds. Now she weighs about 13 pounds. She's already almost doubled in size! When we adopted Sydney, we also bought two different books about Australian Shepherds that specifically address how to train your

I Saved $100 By Making Companies Compete

By |February 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

About a month ago I was installing a new dishwasher and I was using Tag's cell phone as a flashlight. Being the handyman that I am, I got water all over the place and it destroyed Tag's phone. We had been talking about getting on the same cell phone plan for a while, and my little mistake made "someday" become

How Much Does Invisalign Cost? For Me, $1,050

By |December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Invisalign normally costsĀ 3,500 to $8,000, with an average of just about $5,000. I got it for just $1,050. Here’s the story of how I got the price down.

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

Amazon Sells Great Wall Mounts For Cheap!

By |June 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I've already written about my brand new TV that I bought as an open box item from Best Buy, and how I saved 15%. I forgot to mention that the salesman tried to sell me a very expensive wall mount and some ultra expensive HDMI cables for the TV. I obviously declined. That stuff is SO MUCH CHEAPER on Amazon.