Travel Rewards Loyalty vs. Travel Deal Hunting

October 22, 2011

Travel rewards can help you earn free flights or a free night’s stay but what if you’re missing out on travel deals when you buy your plane ticket through your regular airline?  Does it make sense to have an undying loyalty to a specific airline, hotel, or travel rewards program? Or is it more beneficial to […]

Betterment Interview

October 19, 2011

Betterment is a unique investing company that I had a chance sit down and chat with for an hour when I was in Chicago at FINCON.  I was familiar with the company, we’d already researched their service and written up a Betterment review, but it was nice to be able to sit down and pick […]

Interview Series – Budgeting In The Fun Stuff

October 15, 2011

I met Crystal, the woman behind Budgeting In The Fun Stuff, a few weeks ago in Chicago. She definitely has some fun stuff up her sleeve : ) We spent an hour or two chatting with a few other personal finance bloggers and learned about some of Crystal’s adventures in money making. The most interesting […]

8 Ways to Waste Your Cash Back

October 13, 2011

Debit and credit card reward programs sometimes come with cash back that offer cold hard cash (or a statement credit) based on how much you spend on your card. As we’ve seen with Ben’s Blue Cash card, the right cash back program can earn you hundreds of dollars per year for your everyday spending. Although […]

Why I Stink at DIY

October 9, 2011

My dad will probably shake his head at this post because he is Mr. DIY.  He is amazing, can fix pretty much anything you put in front of him.  Our son loves it because anytime one of his Star Wars toys breaks he knows he can give it to DIY grandpa and it will get […]

8 Ways Football Fans Can Save Money

October 6, 2011

Being a diehard football fan is an expensive undertaking. Ticket prices, astronomical concession costs, parking, tailgating, and TV packages can all add up to thousands of dollars every year. For some, football is “the” thing their family does every year so the spending is just part of the annual budget. But are there any ways […]

Affording Family Lifestyle Design

October 5, 2011

Rachel and Greg Denning travel the world with their kids and honestly make me fee like kind of a wimp.  I struggle taking our two little ones on a 6 hour drive through the Midwest, they’re taking their 5 kids on a massive road trip from Alasksa to Argentia! The Denning’s lifestyle fascinates me not […]

Interview Series – Budgets Are Sexy

October 4, 2011

J. Money is the pen name for the guy behind the site Budgets are Sexy and the focus of today’s interview series. There’s a lot about J. Money that’s totally different than me – he has a big mohawk poking out of his head, he doesn’t have a “day job”, and he’s really good about connecting […]