I lucked into my credit score
I lucked into my credit score
I went to college in the early-to-mid 2000s, and I’m sure this sounds familiar to a lot of you. Tables would pop up around the campus with all sorts of ...
1Q 2019 update
1Q 2019 update
This is the first time I have sat down to do a Quarterly update, so please let me know on Twitter or in the comments if this is something I ...
Lifetime Wealth Ratio
Lifetime Wealth Ratio
Have you ever wondered how much you have made (from W-2 income) in your life? If you started as a teenage like me, it can be hard to remember allllllll ...
Be a Quitter
Be a Quitter
For as long as I can remember, I was involved in extra-curricular activities. From swimming lessons at 18 months old and t-ball at 3 years old, to basketball in 4th ...
My DIY Bathroom Remodel
My DIY Bathroom Remodel
I bought my townhouse in April 2006 from a husband and wife duo; she was a Realtor and he was a contractor. They would buy properties together and flip them. ...
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Obligatory disclaimer: If you are not a person who can pay off your credit card bills in full and on-time each month, stop reading now! The techniques in this article ...
President’s Day Road Trip
President’s Day Road Trip
In my previous job with State government (circa 2014-2018), I was in a position without benefits. That meant no paid holidays, vacation or sick time, and no pension contributions. So ...
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Back in the early 1990s, a restaurant chain called Chi-Chi’s spread rapidly across the United States. On one visit to my local Chi-Chi’s, I overheard someone in the restaurant tell ...
Wrapping up 2018
Wrapping up 2018
By the time you read this, there will likely be less than 2 weeks left in the year 2018. This is the time of year that I like to slow ...
Drank the Emergency Fund
Drank the Emergency Fund
There is a widely-cited statistic that 40% of Americans cannot pay an unexpected $400 emergency. Are you one of these people without an Emergency Fund capable of footing that bill? ...