When I’m buying something, I tend to use a credit card. It’s easier to keep track of expenses when you put it on a card and it’s often faster too. But there are those times when cash is preferable. I try to use cash at smaller stores, to give them a break on the merchant […]
There are very few "financial" things you do each and every day - spending money is one of them.
Whether it's on gas to get to work, food to put in your body, or shampoo to wash your hair - you're spending money.
If you want instant progress with your finances, it's by learning how to save more of your cash. This archive will show you all the tricks I know to make your dollar go further.
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Whole Foods gets a bad rap for being expensive. But you know what? It’s one of the best places to shop if you want quirky, health-conscious ingredients. I’m 3,000% basic, so Whole Foods is my go-to store for finding more exotic ingredients. I’m basic, sure, but I’m not made from money. Fortunately, there are ways […]
We have three young kids so we don’t fly a lot. But when I do, maaaaan, I love TSA PreCheck. This post will tell you which credit cards will give you Global Entry and TSA PreCheck for free. A few years ago, my lovely wife signed me up up for TSA PreCheck and it’s been […]
When people talk about tax loopholes and other shenanigans, it’s usually very small or illegal. We don’t want to waste time doing anything small… and we want to avoid anything illegal. We definitely want to avoid anything illegal. Taxes are a pretty easy game to understand. There are just two pieces to this vexing puzzle […]
I love “behind the scenes” of any business. It could be something as mundane as a laundromat, I eat that stuff up. One of my favorite “behind the scenes” episodes of any program was one titled 129 Cars on This American Life. In 2013, This American Life goes to a car dealership in Levittown, NY […]
By pure chance, we get television, internet, and wireless cell phone service through one company – Verizon. For TV and internet, we don’t have a choice. We live in a slightly remote area and the only cable line that runs to our house is from Verizon. I know this because due to construction in our […]
Have you ever heard of Kasasa? Until recently, I hadn’t. But I’ve heard of similar products out there. Kasasa is financial services company based in Austin, TX, and they offer white-label banking services to small community banks and credit unions. Founded in 2003, they were originally called BancVue (doing all the same stuff) and changed […]
When I got married nearly a decade ago, my groomsmen were scattered across the country. There was only one store that had locations in all of these places and that store was Men’s Wearhouse. I visited a local Men’s Wearhouse in Maryland and learned they were rotating out their existing tuxedo lineup and replacing them […]
I’m an independent shopper. If I need something, I like going into the store, getting it, paying for it, and leaving. Online shopping is perfect for me because I don’t have to drive anywhere, wait in line to pay, and then drive home. Which means one thing — I really do not like going into […]
Everyone needs a hobby. Or two. Or five. But not everyone can afford a hobby. Or two. Or five. Especially if that hobby is an expensive one, like golf or, you know, something absurd like collecting cars or art. The perfect hobby is one that lets you tap into some of your energy and creativity […]