I know I'm jumping the gun on this Black Friday article, as we still have 211 days to go, but I wanted to hit this topic in the off season. Black Friday is a terrible terrible thing. Since 2006, there have been 7 deaths and 98 reported injuries. Not to mention the millions of man hours wasted while people wait in line. I mean, could you imagine if instead of spending days camped outside of a Walmart, those people volunteered their time? What a utopia that would be. But alas, we are stuck on this planet where consumerism trumps all.Read More
It's that time of year again. Tax season! We really should be conscious of taxes and deductions all year long, but when April comes, it's always scramble time. Today we're going to talk about different things you might be able to deduct from your taxable income.Read More
Yesterday we talked about investing, minimizing your bills, eating out less, and selling the car. Today, we're going to continue with a handful of other life choices that could get you that much closer to a life of freedom.Read More
Most people own cars. It's a fact of life. You need a way to get to work, or drop the kids off at the pool, or get groceries. Unless you live in a dense urban area, it's probably inconvenient to take the bus every day. What's even more inconvenient, though, is your car insurance bill. Every year you pay anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on what state you live in, the car you drive, your driving record, and many more variables. There's no way out of paying, but there are some techniques that could help ease the pain by shaving off some of those dolla dolla bills from your bills.Read More
Let me explain.
I recently moved into a new apartment and signed up for the fastest internet they offer. For $80 per month, I was getting gigabit speeds. If you're not sure what that means, gigabit internet allows you to download a 2GB movie in less than a minute or a 15GB video game in just a couple minutes. It's insane. We live in a pretty cool time in history, really.Read More