16 Little Perks I Use To Boost My Mood When I’m Down Without Spending Money

The winter blues strike me hard each year. When the Iowa winter reaches a point where it’s fairly miserable to go outside and the days are short to boot, I wind up spending far too much time inside. This causes me to not get enough sunshine, and even though I have a couple of good … Read more16 Little Perks I Use To Boost My Mood When I’m Down Without Spending Money

If You Love Your Spouse, You’d Make Them Financially Independent

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I spent about $360 dollars on a dozen long stem red roses and took my wife on a scenic helicopter ride over Napa Valley to a secret mountain villa. Just kidding. Instead, I got her some white roses for $20 because they smelled better, did some last … Read moreIf You Love Your Spouse, You’d Make Them Financially Independent

31 Signs You’re Financially Stable

I remember the day like it was yesterday. My wife and I were in Target, trying to decide between dental floss and aluminum foil. Being newly married and still paying off my debt, we had no breathing room. We were not the picture of financial stability. Being financially stable means one thing – having peace … Read more31 Signs You’re Financially Stable

How to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890

How to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890 It’s time to go back in the financial time-machine again! This time to 1890 where this magnificent pamphlet was created to help you get more health, wealth and comfort at the turn of the century… [“Peerless Rockville: How to Get Health, Wealth, Comfort” by Henry N. … Read moreHow to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890

Airline Miles or Points About to Expire? Here Are Eight Easy Ways to Keep Them

Airline miles, hotel points, and flexible travel points make it easy to see the world at a discount — and sometimes even free. Unfortunately, the devil is often in the details since points and miles can be difficult to use. If you’re using airline miles in particular, you must find an award seat on the … Read moreAirline Miles or Points About to Expire? Here Are Eight Easy Ways to Keep Them

Making a Long Term Committed Relationship and Finanical Success Go Hand in Hand

Today is Valentine’s Day and for millions of couples around the world, it’s a day spent finding ways to share in some form of romantic bliss. It can be deeply meaningful for some and stressful for others. Sarah and I will celebrate today in a pretty low key style, not ignoring it but not going … Read moreMaking a Long Term Committed Relationship and Finanical Success Go Hand in Hand

You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not! [Happy Valentine’s Day!! Please welcome our friend Lance to the blog today who reminds us how important it is to stay away from STDs…  Sexually Transmitted Debt 😉 We first ran this piece about two years ago, but had to bring it back for anyone who’s slipped into … Read moreYou’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

To Get Ahead, Choose Production Over Talent Every Single Time

There will undoubtedly be tremendous turbulence in our lives that will test our faith. But controlling what we can control is a vital part of growth and happiness. My favorite thing to control is work ethic. Because I realized early on I neither had the mental or physical talent to surpass my peers, the only … Read moreTo Get Ahead, Choose Production Over Talent Every Single Time

Things We Don’t Cherish and Things We Do

“Often our spending differs from our real values. We fritter away cash on things we don’t cherish and deny ourselves those things we do.” – Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way The Artist’s Way is a fantastic book about nurturing internal honesty and creativity that I recently found myself rereading, and when I stumbled onto the … Read moreThings We Don’t Cherish and Things We Do

11 Simple Ways to Lower Your Monthly Bills and Save Money

Looking for ways to lower your monthly bills and cut expenses? One thing I have learned from budgeting is that you don’t have to settle for overly high bills each month. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up paying your bills each month and never find a way to reduce expenses. This is an easy … Read more11 Simple Ways to Lower Your Monthly Bills and Save Money