Last month, Jake and I took a weekend trip to sunny Orlando – the perfect refuge from our cold Midwest winters. We also got to see our college basketball team play in their conference tournament. The best part? The whole trip – flights, hotel, rental car, tickets, food, etc. – only cost us $600. If you utilize credit card rewards in the right way, you can do all kinds of weekend trips like this. Here’s how we did it:
The stock market is one of the greatest wealth-building vehicles known to man. Next to perhaps only real estate, the market is your best bet at building wealth over the course of your working life (and beyond it).
Wall streeters would have us believe that investing in the stock market is a Rubik’s cube of elements: mutual funds, day-trades, market forecasts, quarterly earnings, IPO’s, and the like. But investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be as complicated as it appears. I should know because I’m no stock market connoisseur and even I can understand the simple rules for investing.
Talking about money is one of the most difficult conversations we can have. Since it’s the over-sharers of the world typically spewing trivial information about their finances, the rest of us either want to dismiss or completely avoid the awkward topic of money altogether, and understandably so.
There are the helpers and the money makers. The career-driven suit-and-ties and the stay-at-home moms. The bleeding hearts and the filthy rich.
Over the next few months, families, couples, and individuals from all over will gas up the van or book flights to their favorite getaway—the mountains, theme park, or a cruise are calling. It’s time for a little vacay. Spending money on such trips is inevitable—where you stay, dine, and explore all play a factor in the travel budget. Avoid overspending on these adventures by employing these simple tips. I promise you’ll save a heap of money.
What will you do while you’re home today? Perhaps you’ll throw in a load of laundry, do the dishes, or even take your dog for a walk. More than likely, though, you’ll end up sitting your rear end on the couch, consuming cable television—television that costs far too much. Continue reading “The Death of Cable”
There are certain times when we’re forced to reflect on ourselves: the start of a new year, changing jobs, or even a birthday. I’m turning 27 years old tomorrow. Here’s what I’ve learned. Continue reading “27 Lessons From 27 Years”
Do you feel that? The national student loan debt increases by $2,667 per second. In the time that it takes you to read this article, students will have racked up more student loan debt than the average cost of a home in the United States. Continue reading “It Sucks To Be Me”
We’re told our entire lives to forge our own path. Avoid the crowd. And then we grow up and do what everyone else does.