The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 22 Comments

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

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50 Life Pleasures that Make Money Seem Insignificant
May 24, 2012 | 6 Comments
50 Life Pleasures that Make Money Seem Insignificant

Money can be a great tool.
When used wisely, it affords us the opportunity to see, do, and experience a lot of things.
Each “0” we add to our net worth can increase our feeling of comfort, …

Should you Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?
May 22, 2012 | 4 Comments
Should you Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?

One of the relatively newer insurance products to hit the market is “mortgage life insurance”.
If you’ve bought a home in the past few years, you’ve probably been offered the opportunity to purchase a policy.
And if …

The Dark Side of Budgeting
May 21, 2012 | 7 Comments
The Dark Side of Budgeting

A friend approached me the other day with a question,
“Hey, do you use the Mint.com app? I think it would be a great way for me, for example, to take a look at my restaurant …

Zecco & TradeKing are Merging
May 16, 2012 | 11 Comments
Zecco & TradeKing are Merging

Two of the lowest cost (and my favorite) online brokers, Zecco and TradeKing, have officially announced a merger.
I have had a non-retirement account with Zecco and a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA with TradeKing for …

How to Get Cheap Dental Care without Dental Insurance
May 15, 2012 | 12 Comments
How to Get Cheap Dental Care without Dental Insurance

Ahhh… the dentist…
30 awkward minutes of staring at the ceiling in order to avoid eye contact or looking directly into a blinding light while answering small talk questions as a complete stranger sticks their fingers …

Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?
May 14, 2012 | 13 Comments
Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?

Gen Y, aka the “Millennials” (ages 18-34), are proving to be a little more cautious about their spending behaviors than their predecessors, the Gen X’ers and Boomers.
A recent report on Gen Y spending behaviors (meant …


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