If you’re on the road enough, it is bound to happen. For us, we were cruising down westbound I-80 with our Airstream in tow. The RAM’s speedometer read 70 MPH. Not more than 35 miles from our stopping point around Wendover Utah, things were smooth sailing. Until we heard what sounded like a gunshot. It … Continue reading Our first road accident: Tire go boom!
If you haven’t logged into your Personal Capital dashboard lately, then you may have missed the new dashboard interface that they rolled out recently. I hope you like dark blue, though. A classy Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links! All kinds of affiliate links. Affiliate links galore! You have been warned, my good financial friends. … Continue reading Have you seen the new Personal Capital dashboard?
Last week, I wrote about bullshit money advice. I recalled some of the nastiest money advice I have ever heard, and it was one of the easiest articles I’ve ever written. Bad money advice is everywhere. It permeates our culture. Permeates is a big word, so it must be true. Then, I asked the good … Continue reading What money advice would you have followed?
The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky.
Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.
In this episode of Friday Feast: Mama Fish Saves, Physician on Fire, Freedom Is Groovy, Dividend Monkey, Dad Is Cheap, 1500 Days, You Can Be Free 123, Action Econ, Bare Budget Guy, The Freedom From Money. Continue reading “The Friday Feast ~ the 19th of May”
Think Save Retire recently crested the 1,000,000 pageview mark since my lame first post that had something to do with Starbucks. In the time it took me to build up a respectable audience, I learned a thing or two about this whole “blogging business”. Blogging is about more than just typing a bunch of shit … Continue reading After 1,000,000 blog hits, here’s what I learned about running a blog
One of my commenters described Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah as the “Supermodel of national parks”. I couldn’t agree more. It’s just stupid gorgeous. The hoodoo-laced landscape is unlike anything that I’ve ever seen. Other parks, unfortunately, pale in comparison. My wife and I camped for nearly a week in the woods about 15 … Continue reading Bryce Canyon – the Supermodel of national parks in the U.S.
Advice is a dime-a-dozen…especially shitty advice. And about money. We humans have a way of taking conventional wisdom and turning it into gospel that gets disseminated blindly and without a second thought. Especially about money. So much of it relates to money. I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. And let’s face it: It’s kinda fun … Continue reading Money advice that really is mucho bullshit
Success is a fickle thing. It comes easier to some than for others, but it’s almost never impossible to achieve. With the right attitude and a few good habits, success gets easier and easier. Apparently, former president Lyndon Johnson had something to say on the topic. I learned about Johnson’s 10 keys to success from the … Continue reading Lyndon Johnson’s 10 keys to success
I know that I’ve said this before (countless times, I’m sure), but we absolutely love our solar system that sits gracefully atop our 2005 Airstream Classic. Since we set sail on a journey of full-time travel April 1st, we’ve only plugged in once. And that only lasted for two days. For the remaining seven or … Continue reading We haven’t plugged into the grid twice since April
Remember that post I wrote that poo-poo’ed credit scores? Here’s another take from a professional financial advisor who shares some insight that you may not have read before. Brian, the floor is yours! Before we get into the good stuff, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: your reputation. We don’t mean ‘you’ as … Continue reading Personal credit rating guide for millennials