Optimizing Your Phone Bill

It’s been a long time and coming but we’ve finally reached the point where we have to talk about cell phones and our technological overlords who own the companies who shower them upon us. Whether you love them or hate them, these services appear to be here to stay. But with cell phone bills constantly … Continue reading Optimizing Your Phone Bill

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Buying During a Bubble

Let’s face it, lots of housing markets in the U.S. are currently stuck in monstrous bubbles that seem to be just about ready to go belly up. If you’re a seller, you couldn’t hope for much better when it comes to closing down your house, taking the money, and running for the hills. On the … Continue reading Buying During a Bubble

5 Perfect Dollar Store Buys

Ever spend any time in your friendly neighborhood dollar store? If not, you might want to start. Beyond some of the more useless and clearly overstocked items (like that knock off fidget spinner that doesn’t spin), there are tons of perfectly bargain priced ones ready to be loaded into the back of your mom’s flashy … Continue reading 5 Perfect Dollar Store Buys

5 Steadfast Tips for Budgeting

Ever felt like Luke in Star Wars, "The Empire Strikes Back" when you discovered how much money you’d spent at the end of the month? No, no, that’s not true! That’s impossible! Oh, but it is! We’ve been there too. In fact, the first month following the birth of our son was one of the … Continue reading 5 Steadfast Tips for Budgeting

Renting vs Buying

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you currently renting your living space and wondering whether it would be more beneficial to own the space you’re in? Are you wondering when Space Force will be accepting applications so you can figure out what your housing allowance will be on Mars? If you ever asked … Continue reading Renting vs Buying

3 Insane Habits Cost You $7,800/Yr

I’m going to be honest with you; you’ve got a problem. And I’m not talking about your social issue of thinking it’s acceptable to nuke salmon in the workplace microwave. For that one, your co-workers will eventually forgive you (but I won’t). I’m talking about a few expensive habits that you’ve let continue for far … Continue reading 3 Insane Habits Cost You $7,800/Yr

Alternatives to Student Loans

Student loans; two of the worst words ever created in the English language. If I were to guess, assuming a poll was ever done for such a thing, they’d be near the top just underneath pyramid schemes and people who choose the seat right next to you in an empty movie theatre. They’re bad. Astronomically … Continue reading Alternatives to Student Loans

How to Get Better Gas Mileage

Every week that we keep breathing on this glorious planet we call home, we find ourselves with a mixed bag of good news and bad news. Some weeks are overflowing with unforeseen bonuses at work, finding cuddly lost puppies behind your house that imprint onto you, or meeting hyper-intelligent alien life from another universe that … Continue reading How to Get Better Gas Mileage

Mastering Your Credit Score

Look, Jim. Can I call you, Jim? We’ve got to talk. We’ve been seeing each other for months and I think we both know this isn’t going to work out. I’m swamped at work and you’re clearly a stuffed animal. We come from two very different backgrounds. Here I am with an excellent credit score … Continue reading Mastering Your Credit Score

How to Buy a Used Car

Summer is finally here! See the baby squirrel running from tree to tree. Watch the majestic flora as they turn from an ugly sludge brown to a brilliant green. Laugh as allergy sufferers cough, wheeze, and throw on their hazmat suits as they were fooled into thinking that spring was the only poor time to … Continue reading How to Buy a Used Car