18 Two-Minute Chores to Tackle Right Away

All too often we explain away our lifestyle or money messes by saying, “I just don’t have time to do [whatever would have prevented the problem].” Here’s a simple, supremely effective tactic: Any time something can be done (or at least well-begun) in two minutes or less, then for heaven’s sake, do it! The two-minute … Read more18 Two-Minute Chores to Tackle Right Away

Model Ts and Immoral Debts

Model Ts and Immoral Debts This is going to sound silly, but I spent the better half of two hours yesterday pouring over Ford Model T’s and debating whether it was worth buying one or not, haha… Of course I chose “not” (who needs a Model T these days???) but it came after reading an … Read moreModel Ts and Immoral Debts

Book review: Work Optional by Tanja Hester

Last week, I published an extended excerpt from Grant Sabatier’s new book, Financial Freedom. Sabatier’s core message is that time is more valuable than money — and that freedom is more valuable than time. Several GRS readers took issue with the book’s seemingly anti-work tone. “There is a lot of talk about the drudgery of … Read moreBook review: Work Optional by Tanja Hester

Cryptocurrency and Taxes: A Starter Guide

As the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin passes by, murky waters continue to cloud the crypto seascape. Skeptics, supporters and talking heads alike have tabled the same questions that arose when cryptocurrency cannonballed into the public discourse in 2009: How exactly does it work? How can we ensure its security? Which cryptocurrency might emerge as the … Read moreCryptocurrency and Taxes: A Starter Guide

Did You Know You Can Appeal Your Financial Aid Package?

So many of life’s purchases, both large and small, involve negotiations. Everything from the amount we pay for a car, to the final price tag on a home, to what we pay for a gym membership involves some level of haggling or back and forth. Yet when it comes to college tuition — one of … Read moreDid You Know You Can Appeal Your Financial Aid Package?

New Book (and Giveaway): “Work Optional” by Tanja Hester of OurNextLife.com

New Book (and Giveaway): “Work Optional” by Tanja Hester of OurNextLife.com What up what up! Another new $$$ book just hit the shelves today! This one’s called “Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way” and comes way of Tanja Hester of the popular FIRE blog, OurNextLife.com. It’s been getting some mixed reviews, but considering she … Read moreNew Book (and Giveaway): “Work Optional” by Tanja Hester of OurNextLife.com

Questions About HELOCs, Vegetables, Old Papers, Scams, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Is HELOC the best option? 2. UTMA and UGMA 3. Second job or career advancement? 4. Buying scissors 5. Fresh vegetables and grocery … Read moreQuestions About HELOCs, Vegetables, Old Papers, Scams, and More!

By the numbers: My spending for January 2019

You know how sometimes you let chores and errands and obligations pile up until there’s nothing left but to ignore what you want to do and take time to actually do what needs to be done? Yeah, well that’s what the past week has been like for me. I’ve spent most of my waking hours … Read moreBy the numbers: My spending for January 2019

The Importance Of Feeling Consistently Uncomfortable For Personal And Financial Growth

With the racism and sexual assault allegations that have befallen the Governor of Virginia, the Attorney General of Virginia, and the Lt. Governor of Virginia, I was reminded of all the racist altercations I experienced growing up in Virginia for public high school and public university in the mid-to-late 90s. Given the revelations at the … Read moreThe Importance Of Feeling Consistently Uncomfortable For Personal And Financial Growth

13 Legit Ways to Get Paid to Play Games Online

Are you looking for a simple way to make extra money on the side? Do you like to play games online? Would you like make money doing so? Believe it or not, you can get paid to play games online in your free time. You may think games are a waste of time, but there … Read more13 Legit Ways to Get Paid to Play Games Online