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The Author Journey: What's Working (and What's Not) With My Process So Far

Last month, I kicked off an article series in conjunction with a new book project I'm currently working on. True to my word, with one month now past, I'm back to provide an update and offer some insight into the process. This time around, I wanted to follow-up on a...
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The Author Journey: Book Preparation and Taking My First Steps

Next month will mark the five year anniversary of my book The E-Ticket Life. That's absolutely insane to me as it feels like hardly any time has passed since that first box of books arrived at my doorstep. Just as crazy is the fact that it's been nearly three years...
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Is Now the Time to Write a Book? 5 Tips for Starting Your Manuscript While in Quarantine

Spending a lot of time at home lately? Unless you're an essential worker, you probably are (or should be). And while most people seem to be spending their newfound free time consuming Tiger King or whatever the new, hot streaming show is by the time you read this, others are...
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Book Review: "Ideas, Influence, and Income" by Tanya Hall

There are few titles that still hold as much cachet in our society as that of "author." While the label may have lost some of its luster due a flood of subpar self-publications in recent years, there's no question that having a published book can be a big benefit to...
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Blogging Tips for Writing Better Posts

As much as blogging is a learning experience, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Having people read, care about, be entertained by, and gain perspective from your writing is a feeling unlike any other. That's why putting your all into what you create for your blog is so important.
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My Personal Personal Finance Blogging Philosophies

Next month will mark two years since I first started this site. During my time running a personal finance blog, there's no doubt that I've learned a lot about personal finance and blogging. Now, as I reflect on the past two years, I've also been thinking a lot about my...
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Here's What Discover It Customers Can Earn 5% Back on in Q2

It's March 1st, and you know what that means: time for Discover to announce its second quarter bonus categories! Oh, that wasn't what you were thinking? Well, then. Regardless, continuing a tradition they began last year (prior to that, they'd just announced the full quarterly calendar before the new year),...
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Travel Tuesday: Moderne Gentleman Travel Duffle Bag Review

As someone who not only travels with some frequency but also enjoys reviewing products, I'm always on the lookout for interesting travel accessories and the like. That's why I was excited when I found the clever Halfday garment duffle a few months ago. Well, after seeing that review, the people...
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Another Bill "Negotiation" Win! Cutting Our Sirius XM Fee

Earlier this month, I shared the story of how I managed to instantly save money on my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Basically, by going through the steps to cancel, I was presented with a deal that I could live with. Well, just today, I had a similar experience with another...

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Allegiant Air in 2024

When my wife and I moved to Springfield, Missouri almost a decade ago, one of the selling points (or at least what kept it in the running) was that there was a nearby airport that served a decent number of destinations. Unfortunately, while it is convenient, flying out of such...