Renting vs. Buying

As a current renter I only have one perspective to this complex topic and yet I feel like I need to talk about it a bit here on my blog. Buying a house has a lot of advantages that are very important and, if you have the ability and income to buy, its very worth…

Prism App Review

So today I want to talk about the Prism App. This app is basically a one stop shop for all your bills. It’s a pretty cool app that gives you an at a glance look at your bills, links your bank accounts so you can pay your billers straight from the app. I grabbed it…

Don’t give your kids an allowance!

When I was young my siblings and I didn’t get an allowance. We did yard work on weekends with our dad and helped with chores but usually it was just a pre-requisite to being allowed to play video games. I had one small side job for my local church where I mowed the lawn once…

Work toward enough not toward more

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” Jackie French Koller, 1948. Minimalism is a word or lifestyle that gets thrown around quite a bit in the financial independence community. Less is more, declutter your life, and so on and so forth. I find…

Twine App Review

Something that has become extremely important to me over the past few months has been saving money, specifically building up an emergency fund for myself and my family. I’ve saved money in the past reletively easy but usually anytime I did I was a single guy with not much to spend money on so it…

Why the word Afford is so dangerous

This is a topic that I have struggled with for a large portion of my life. Up until quite recently, I thought that being able to afford something meant that I should go ahead and buy it without thinking about the repercussions of spending my money on said item. A couple of years back, I…

Used car or new? Which one is for you?

Having a vehicle in this day and age is pretty important. Unless you live in a super dense city like New York or San Francisco you’re all but forced to own a car to commute to work or run errands. If you live somewhere with a temperate climate and are motivated you could ride a…

10 Small Tweaks to Save More!

Before we start this list, I just want to say that how and why you save are both very important factors. How you save means where you are putting your money. Be it in a savings account with a high interest yield, into an investment account, in Bonds or CDs, etc. There are many ways…

The successful habits of 6 figure bloggers – book review

Written by Sally Miller. The successful habits of 6 figure bloggers is about three main habits that most successful bloggers have developed and how they put them into action in their blog. In this book you will get what the writer has determined as the three main habits of successful bloggers, a breakdown of each…

YouTube secrets book review

YouTube secrets was co-written by Sean Cannell and Benji Travis. It’s a short book written to give you a reasonably clear guide of the steps to take to make it as a YouTuber. I grabbed this book because I recently have become a fan of Sean’s from his video influencers channel on YouTube and also…