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With Summer Ending, Leave a Buffer in Your Budget

Summer may not be over just yet but, thankfully, the end is now in sight. For many areas, this year was a scorcher, with multiple rounds of sustained heat waves testing your endurance and your air conditioner. Speaking of A/C, with the constant need to pump cool air in your...

Countdown to #FinCon18: 7 Ways I'm Preparing for This Year's Event

It's happening — in just six weeks, I'll be attending my first ever FinCon expo! Held in sunny Orlando, Florida this time around, the event will take place September 26th through the 29th, with passes still available. With so many of the personal finance bloggers I read and look up...

I've Been Wasting Money on Toothpaste — Have You?

Ever since I was placed in the "gifted" class in elementary school, I've liked to pretend that I was at least a bit smarter than the average bear. And yet, every few years, something occurs that smashes my premise and shows me how dumb I really am — like when...

Snapchat Spectacles Review — Silly Splurge or YouTube Tech Tool? 3

As someone in their 30s, I only kind of, sort of understand Snapchat. Sure I can navigate the basic features but the whole culture surrounding the app still eludes me. Despite that, I recently purchased a pair of Snap's wearable camera glasses called Spectacles. Why? Well, there are several reasons...

One (Ridiculous) Way We Save Money on Road Trips

It seems like just last week my wife and I were driving across the country for a week in Delaware. Oh wait, that was last week. Following a brief few days home, this morning finds us in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee after a 10+ hour drive. While the...

Personal Finance Blog Income Report Roundup: June 2018 5

If you spend nearly as much time as I do exploring personal finance websites, chances are you've come across income reports that several bloggers share as a way to educate and motivate their audience. I've always found these reports to be fascinating but had put off writing my own for...