So, in this post I mentioned emergency funds, and I've been meaning to write a separate post about them. That's because everyone - or at least every household - should have one. And yet, as I mentioned in my introductory post, most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. That is scary. I mean, it seriously worries me … Continue reading Emergency funds are a must. Do you have one?
Sure, I've been to Vegas. And I'm not about to suggest that you say no if your friends invite you on a trip there for a few days. We all need to have some fun every now and then, right? The biggest problem with gambling is that it can trigger a very strong addiction. So, … Continue reading Why you should never gamble away your chance at financial freedom
Something I always try to keep in mind when spending money, especially on products, is that if I am paying that money to a business to make that product, it always means it was produced for less than what I spent on it. Most of us understand this, but it's also oversimplifying, isn't it? For … Continue reading Why waste money on coffee when you can make your own?
Some of you already know I have another blog, Green Buffalo Tech, about topics related to green technology. Yes, it's a funny name, but trust me - I tried nearly every clever name I could think of and they were all taken - so I had to get more creative. In any case, if you … Continue reading Leasing a Car vs. Buying, and My Green Initiative
So, I do have a tendency to change service providers from time to time if I find one that looks interesting. I had been with T-Mobile for years, and I'm still a pretty big fan of them in general, but I felt my monthly rate could have been lower. Not only that, but I have … Continue reading I Switched My Phone Service and Now I Pay Less
Credit cards are an interesting concept. There are lots of products out there that could be considered both the cause of and solution to all of life's problems. But you know what? I don't consider credit cards to be one such product. These little pieces of plastic can cause a myriad of problems - they make … Continue reading Should you use credit cards? Maybe, maybe not
I'd like to expand one of the points I made in my previous post. As of right now, I have only owned one car. Perhaps as a result of that, I never really thought about how much I was paying for car insurance. Well, I decided to look into this very topic and came to the … Continue reading Why YOU Might Be Paying Too Much for Car Insurance
I gave a little bit of background on myself in my first post, but let me elaborate on that a bit. No, I wasn't raised in poverty and my story isn't one of extreme hardship, even though most of us have heard such stories. Like most people, I came from a middle-class family that was … Continue reading Quick Tips to Save Some Cash