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Black Coffee: The Greatest Lie Ever Told — and Other Fish Stories

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Okay, off we go … Credits and Debits Credit: I see McDonald’s has stopped selling Big Macs in […]

The Benefits of Taking a Reverse Mortgage Now vs. Later

There isn’t a right or wrong time to get a reverse mortgage but, depending on your personal retirement goals, the earlier you choose to get a reverse mortgage, the greater the potential gain may be down the road. Reverse mortgages allow homeowners age 62 and older to convert a portion of their home equity into […]

How to Quit Your Job in Style

Hey guys! Back from the beach and was going to blog a little about it, but then came across this article in my inbox and found it much more entertaining than what I was going to write about, haha… So enjoy this guest post by Finance Superhero instead while I get nice and caught up! Hope you had a great week! (PS: That spreadsheet we […]

The Secret to Getting Great Concert and Sports Tickets for Cheap

We all want front row seats to see our favorite band play in an intimate venue, or to cheer on our beloved sports teams with a great view of the action. But when everybody wants the same thing, well… the law of supply and demand dictates that the price is going to go up. Show More Summary

Questions About CNBC, Wireless Internet, Slow Cookers, 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. The value of CNBC 2. Should I refinance? 3. Student loans or savings depletion? 4. Show More Summary

“I Used to Be an Amish Taxi Driver”

[Welcome to Side Hustle #65 of our ongoing series! Where my friend Amanda shares quite an interesting way to make some extra cash… Can’t say I saw this one coming :)] I remember getting the phone call ten years ago that would burn a big ol’ hole through my summer plans. I had been promised a summer job at the Chester County Migrant Ministry, but […]

Black Coffee: Can You Hear Me Now?

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Off we go … Credits and Debits Credit: On Thursday, more than 17.4 million people in Britain bucked […]

Fundrise Review: How to Invest in Corporate Real Estate With a Small Investment

If you love real estate, property-themed reality shows can be both fun to watch and educational. Watching as old, dreary houses get a brand new look on HGTV’s Fixer Upper might even inspire you to redecorate your own place. Meanwhile, shows like Million Dollar Listing may leave you wondering if you should add real estate to your own portfolio. […]

Black Coffee: Lousy T-Shirts & Cheeseburgers with Extra Lettuce

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s get right to it … Credits and Debits Credit: In case you missed it, the current bull […]

12 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Awful

Some days, I wake up and I absolutely don’t feel like working or doing much of anything. I feel like curling up in a ball and staying in bed for a while longer, or maybe even all day. It doesn’t happen real often, but when it does, it can hit me like a sledgehammer. Show More Summary

Inspiration from Aristophanes, The Staples Sisters, Benjamin Franklin, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Jim Rohn on finding a way “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. Show More Summary

Unpolished Gems – Part I

At this exact moment, I have 602 drafts sitting in my inbox: I’m actually a pretty organized Gmail’er if you can believe it (look at all those labels and inbox!), but the last area desperately needing taming is the Drafts :) It’s where I put all my ideas, thoughts, to-do lists, and anything else that seems important at the time. I know there’s tools like […]

Inspiration from E.B. White, C.S. Lewis,The Avett Brothers, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. E.B. White on enjoying life versus improving life “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. Show More Summary

Black Coffee: Socialists, Capitalists, Spenders and Savers

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. There’s a lot to discuss this week, so let’s get right to it … Credits and Debits Debit: […]

There Are No Rules

I got a text from a friend yesterday: I love this interaction because not only did it make me feel even better about not owning a place anymore (just keeping it real!), but it got my friend to think about it for a hot second too. I’m 99.9% sure that’s all it was – just an offhanded comment in the frustration of it all, but […]

The Rockstar vs The Accountant

Sometimes you need to embrace your bad side; sometimes you need a pocket protector. [Got a great article for ya’ll today by Andrew Daniels of FamilyMoneyPlan.com! Show him some love if you like this at the end, and watch out for that...Show More Summary

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