Category Archives: Money Hacks

Second Job To Pay Off Credit Cards – How Long Will It Take?

A couple months back Brian had a post with a funny comic about taking extra jobs to pay off credit card debt. Well, that inspired me to actually answer the question “How long will I have to work a second job to pay off my credit card debt?” Below I will go over several crappy […]

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Steps To Halve Your Mortgage Repayments

If you want to be financially free the first thing to do is get ahead of your mortgage. Sending extra cash to your mortgage each month will help you pay it off faster and save you lots of money over the life of the loan. To find that extra cash in the budget you can […]

Read the full article »

72 Ways to Save Money on Electricity Without Spending a Cent

Today features an AMAZING guest post by my friend Fred Schebesta. Fred writes about saving money at Savings Account Finder, he focuses on helping people  find, compare and apply online for savings accounts to put their hard earned money away. Earning extra interest for people makes him happy! Saving on your electricity can be as […]

Read the full article »

A New Style of Online Auctions – Save Money, but be Weary

A friend told me about a different type of auction website the other day and I have to admit, I am intrigued.  The site is called Swoopo.  I am sure some have heard of it, but for those that haven’t, here is the run down. Their auctions are run auctioneer style, meaning there is no […]

Read the full article »

Friday Financial Foul Ups – How I Didn’t Earn $3000 in Free Money

I am excited to kick off a new weekly series today called Friday “Financial Foul Ups”.  The series will be here every week and will outline financial mistakes that myself or other bloggers have made (with their permission, of course).  If you have a mistake you would like others to learn from, please contact me […]

Read the full article »

Save Money on Your iPhone Bill

How many people do you know with an iPhone? I would guess that I know 20 people that I communicate with often have them (including myself).  There are probably 100 people that I know who have the iPhone.  With the average plan being around $100/month, I wonder how everyone affords to own the phone.  Well […]

Read the full article »

Look For Other Ways for Your Job To Pay You

When looking for an employer or while at your current employer there is value spent at looking into your full benefits package.  There are the obvious benefits, health insurance, 401(K) matching (which isn’t a benefit unless you take part in it… so get on that if you haven’t!), paid time off, etc.  However, there are […]

Read the full article »

Get $100 Free by Starting to Save & My Credit Score Update

Start Saving – Get $100 Free I was forwarded a link over the weekend that I wanted to share with everyone.  TD Ameritrade is offering a unique promotion that will give its customers a Free $100 for signing up and continually depositing money into their non-retirement savings account.  You can see the promotion details here. […]

Read the full article »

Fiscal Health Hour – Spend One Hour Improving Your Financial Life

Earlier this week a friend forwarded me the popular New York Times article by Ron Lieber where he outlined a 10-12 hour day he spent improving his financial life.  10-12 hours is a big time commitment for all of us busy young folks, but the message he sent to us should not be lost. In […]

Read the full article »

Get your Groupon!

Since Groupon started a few weeks ago in the DC area, I have been excited to get their daily e-mails. Groupon has already saved me money at some of my favorite locations around town, allowing me to go out and have a good time in style, without having to spend a fortune.

Read the full article »

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Tactical Tips

Statistics vary, but regardless of which source you look at, there is over 40% of working adults in the US that are living paycheck to paycheck (these numbers get up as high as 70%).  That is a lot of people that are one emergency or job loss away from being in financial disaster.  Now, if […]

Read the full article »

Save 8% of your Annual Income & The Two Paycheck Method

How would you like to save nearly 8% of your income a year without changing any of your behaviors on a monthly basis (except for filtering money into your savings account)?  The process sounds simple, and the process is simple.   All it takes is thinking about your paychecks differently. Most people get paid bi-weekly.  For […]

Read the full article »

Category Archives: Money Hacks

Second Job To Pay Off Credit Cards – How Long Will It Take?

A couple months back Brian had a post with a funny comic about taking extra jobs to pay off credit card debt. Well, that inspired me to actually answer the question “How long will I have to work a second job to pay off my credit card debt?” Below I will go over several crappy […]

Read the full article »

Steps To Halve Your Mortgage Repayments

If you want to be financially free the first thing to do is get ahead of your mortgage. Sending extra cash to your mortgage each month will help you pay it off faster and save you lots of money over the life of the loan. To find that extra cash in the budget you can […]

Read the full article »

72 Ways to Save Money on Electricity Without Spending a Cent

Today features an AMAZING guest post by my friend Fred Schebesta. Fred writes about saving money at Savings Account Finder, he focuses on helping people  find, compare and apply online for savings accounts to put their hard earned money away. Earning extra interest for people makes him happy! Saving on your electricity can be as […]

Read the full article »

A New Style of Online Auctions – Save Money, but be Weary

A friend told me about a different type of auction website the other day and I have to admit, I am intrigued.  The site is called Swoopo.  I am sure some have heard of it, but for those that haven’t, here is the run down. Their auctions are run auctioneer style, meaning there is no […]

Read the full article »

Friday Financial Foul Ups – How I Didn’t Earn $3000 in Free Money

I am excited to kick off a new weekly series today called Friday “Financial Foul Ups”.  The series will be here every week and will outline financial mistakes that myself or other bloggers have made (with their permission, of course).  If you have a mistake you would like others to learn from, please contact me […]

Read the full article »

Save Money on Your iPhone Bill

How many people do you know with an iPhone? I would guess that I know 20 people that I communicate with often have them (including myself).  There are probably 100 people that I know who have the iPhone.  With the average plan being around $100/month, I wonder how everyone affords to own the phone.  Well […]

Read the full article »

Look For Other Ways for Your Job To Pay You

When looking for an employer or while at your current employer there is value spent at looking into your full benefits package.  There are the obvious benefits, health insurance, 401(K) matching (which isn’t a benefit unless you take part in it… so get on that if you haven’t!), paid time off, etc.  However, there are […]

Read the full article »

Get $100 Free by Starting to Save & My Credit Score Update

Start Saving – Get $100 Free I was forwarded a link over the weekend that I wanted to share with everyone.  TD Ameritrade is offering a unique promotion that will give its customers a Free $100 for signing up and continually depositing money into their non-retirement savings account.  You can see the promotion details here. […]

Read the full article »

Fiscal Health Hour – Spend One Hour Improving Your Financial Life

Earlier this week a friend forwarded me the popular New York Times article by Ron Lieber where he outlined a 10-12 hour day he spent improving his financial life.  10-12 hours is a big time commitment for all of us busy young folks, but the message he sent to us should not be lost. In […]

Read the full article »

Get your Groupon!

Since Groupon started a few weeks ago in the DC area, I have been excited to get their daily e-mails. Groupon has already saved me money at some of my favorite locations around town, allowing me to go out and have a good time in style, without having to spend a fortune.

Read the full article »

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Tactical Tips

Statistics vary, but regardless of which source you look at, there is over 40% of working adults in the US that are living paycheck to paycheck (these numbers get up as high as 70%).  That is a lot of people that are one emergency or job loss away from being in financial disaster.  Now, if […]

Read the full article »

Save 8% of your Annual Income & The Two Paycheck Method

How would you like to save nearly 8% of your income a year without changing any of your behaviors on a monthly basis (except for filtering money into your savings account)?  The process sounds simple, and the process is simple.   All it takes is thinking about your paychecks differently. Most people get paid bi-weekly.  For […]

Read the full article »