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Archives for September 2008

Behind the Scenes at the FNBO Direct Pay Yourself First Challenge

I just got off the phone with the fine folks at FNBO Direct.  We recorded our first group podcast for the Pay Yourself First Challenge.  If you’re a new reader, check out my post on getting into the top 5, as well as my video entry, for more info.  Anyway, the call reminded me that […]

The Trouble with Living the Frugal Lifestyle – Part 1

Frugal living isn’t always easy.  Sooner or later your attempts at living the frugal lifestyle are going to be shot down.  The other day a reader posed the question, “how do you deal with friends and family that like to spend more frivolously than you, and sometimes put pressure on you to spend more, or […]

Six Ways to Get Intense About Your Money and Finances

I recently wrote a post titled, “How to Save Money Like a Madman“, in which I listed the ways you could begin acting like a madman in regards to your savings.  One of the tips I listed was to “Get Intense!” I thought it might be good to build upon that point a bit and […]

Money-Related Facts About the Taj Mahal

This weekend I visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. It was a great experience. “The Taj” (as our guide kept calling it) is truly a Wonder of the World. Some random money related facts about the Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal actually means “crown palace” which is odd since it’s a mausoleum. It is believed to have cost […]

Book Review: Easy Money by Liz Pulliam Weston

Today I’ll be sharing my review of Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest book, Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life. I picked up this book on Amazon shortly after I knew I would get the chance to meet Liz at the Pay Yourself First Challenge kick-off event in […]

FNBO Direct Review: High Interest Online Savings Account

FNBO Direct Review Today I’m going to share my review of FNBO Direct’s Online Savings Account. I thought it was only fair that I provide some more detail about the FNBO Direct Savings Account, which I’ll be using to save $5,000 $7,500 for the FNBO Direct Pay Yourself First Challenge. At the time of this […]

Are You Throwing Money Away? Unused Expenses and Untapped Discounts

Review Your Spending For Unused and Unnecessary Expenses, as well as, Untapped Discounts A few times a year I take a high-level view of my spending and see if there are any areas where I might be overspending or missing out on a deal.  I’m not necessarily talking about simply cutting back on areas like […]

Capital One 360 Checking Review

Today I’m going to explain why it might be a good idea to open a  Capital One 360 Checking Account, and then tell you exactly how to make the move, including setting up free bill pay.  I know a lot of my readers already have an Capital One 360 Savings Account. That’s awesome! But what about an […]