Save $1,900 With Solo Cups

Waste drives me mad. The genius of marketing has got it is so ingrained in our lives that most of us don’t even know we are doing it. I can’t count the number of times I have helped to clean up after a party and have said “Did you know solo cups are machine washable?” Read More …

Betterment vs Wealthfront – Robo-Investing

Betterment vs Wealthfront a questions that is becoming as old as time. In the last few weeks I have been researching Robo-Investors as I want to open a new long-term saving and investment account. For someone like me who’s looking to have: minimal personal input, minimum fees, and maximum returns, your research pretty quickly leads Read More …

Steaks – When Treats are Defeats

Last Saturday afternoon, my girlfriend and I were in the car trying to decide what to do with the rest of our day. We were talking about the possibilities, and I couldn’t get red meat off my mind. “Steaks,” I said, “I’d love a lot of meat, where can we can we get meat?” A Read More …

Living in a Van – 10 FAQs

I get asked a lot of questions about living in a van, so I thought I would write a post on it. As you will know if you have read Rent – The Way to Start Saving Big – Fast, I moved into a van as of January 1. It is a Ford E250, so not huge, Read More …

The Key to Happiness

Happiness is something we all strive for. Even without knowing it, nearly everything we do is governed by a desire to be fulfilled in order to get that happy feeling. Overwhelmingly, we are told that stuff will make us happy. That having a new phone, a new car, or a big house will make us happy, Read More …

The 4% Rule – How much do I need to retire?

Now we have our budgeting done, and our savings underway, we need to answer the big question: How much will I need to retire? Welcome to the 4% rule. Luckily for us, this question has been answered by many wonderfully clever chaps and chapesses across the Web; all you have to do is distill the Read More …

10 Reasons to Drive a 15 Year Old Car

Here is Julia, Jules for short. If she were a human we would say she has “a great personality.” What this old car doesn’t have is car payments. She is a 2001 Honda Civic, 2 door, manual transmission, hunk of mechanical wonder and I love her. She came with manual locking, cigarette burns in the upholstery, Read More …

Personal Capital Review

I started using Personal Capital in November 2015, and I love it! The phone app allows you to see how much you have saved anytime you need a little motivation. The nice people over there send awesome emails telling you how much better off you are than this time last month (which really makes the saving Read More …

Financial Independence – What’s That?

You may have noticed I use the terms “Financial Independence” and “Early Retirement” interchangeably, and some of you have asked what I mean, so here is a quick post to clarify. To me, financial independence is not: having a good job that pays enough money to cover my bills and let me go out to Read More …

Weber-Fechner Law of Pricing

A reader sent the link below about the Weber-Fechner Law of Pricing. It is really interesting, and fits right into my field of thought, so I figured I would chuck it up here for all of you to watch and learn how to keep more of your money in your wallet. Video courtesy of Darden Ideas Read More …