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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

Black Coffee: Not Tonight, Honey … I’ve Got a Headache

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 this week … Credits and Debits Credit: Let’s get this week’s news from […]

Why Taking a Pay Cut Was the Best Career Move I Ever Made

When it comes to job offers, most of us are encouraged and conditioned to follow the money. And why wouldn’t we? Adding even a few hundred bucks to your annual income can help you widen the gap between what you spend and what you earn. Show More Summary

25 Free Things to Do to Make Today Feel Awesome

Here’s a key truth I’ve come to realize about my spending habits. When I’m unhappy with myself or my life, I am much, much more prone to make spending mistakes. I’m much more likely to spend money beyond what we’ve budgeted. I’m much more likely to waste my monthly budgeted “personal spending” money on something completely dumb and wasteful. Show More Summary

Black Coffee: If You’re Smart, You’ll Avoid the Pooh-Pooh Platter

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. Trust me: business travel is no fun. I left my Southern California home on Sunday morning to catch […]

10 Frugal Summer Vacation Ideas for People Who Don’t Fly

The summer travel season can be a letdown if you don’t like to fly. While your friends are packing their bags and jetting off to amazing locations abroad or across the country, you’re stuck at home wishing you could snap your fingers and magically land on some tropical beach. Show More Summary

Inspiration from Carl Sandburg, Cory Booker, Jean-Luc Picard 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. Carl Sandburg on the true currency of your life “Time is the coin of your life. Show More Summary

Questions About Impatience, Razor Blades, Student Loans, Light Bulbs 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. Disposable razor sharpener 2. Work-at-home jobs while pursuing degree 3. Show More Summary

Black Coffee: The Easter Rabbit Edition

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. Happy Easter everyone! Off we go … Credits and Debits Debit: While you’re waiting for that $2500 reduction […]

“I Used to Be an Anti-Money Anarchist”

Okay guys, got a fun one for you today :) I don’t even know what to make of it all to be honest with you, but I loved reading every second of this and thought you guys might too. It’s an email shot over by a listener of our new podcast – M.O.N.E.Y. – and I find it all kinds of fascinating. Probably because it […]

Black Coffee: The ‘Luck of the Irish’ Edition

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 this week … Credits and Debits Credit: On St. Patty’s Day, an armored […]

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