The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 21 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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The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
February 15, 2010 | 18 Comments
The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!

Fantasizing about retirement is a favorite past-time for just about anyone who has ever held a 9-to-5. But that dream of what lies ahead is starting to look a whole lot different these days.
How I …

Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First
February 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First

How to Find a Good Contractor & Save Money
If you’re like me, your home is your baby. You wouldn’t hire the first babysitter that you found in an ad without first asking some questions and …

Gender & Personal Finance: Do Men Still Dominate Personal Finance in the Home?
February 10, 2010 | 17 Comments
Gender & Personal Finance: Do Men Still Dominate Personal Finance in the Home?

I grew up in a household that had very traditional gender roles around who handled the finances.
My father worked full-time in tax auditing and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. Since my father made all …

The Top 10 Cheapest New Cars of 2010
February 7, 2010 | 32 Comments
The Top 10 Cheapest New Cars of 2010

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2014.
I’m not an advocate for buying new vehicles versus used. However, there is some merit in buying an extremely cheap new car …

Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt
January 31, 2010 | 19 Comments
Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt

If you’re in that twenty to thirty-something age range, odds are that you have friends and family who are getting married. If you are close with any of them, there’s a good chance you will …

Thinking of Itemizing your Tax Deductions? Here’s a Teaser
January 27, 2010 | 13 Comments
Thinking of Itemizing your Tax Deductions? Here’s a Teaser

Itemizing your Taxes Made Easier
If you’re like me, you’re probably still waiting around for all your income statements to trickle in from banks, discount brokers, your employer, and anyone else whom you might have some …


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