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Archives for November 2011

Using Angie’s List for Auto Service

One of my least favorite things to do in life is deal with my car. Not because of the car itself. Because of the people I have to deal with when it comes to buying or repairing cars. Car salesmen and mechanics are two of the least trusted professions. I just have a hard time […]

Stop 401K Contributions to Pay for Private School?

I’m a big fan of trying to have it all when it comes to financial goals (i.e. get rid of debt while you save for emergencies and your future). I know some people like the hyper-focused approach where you zero-in on one goal at a time and don’t move on to the next until you’ve […]

Lessons Learned in Year 1 of Financial Independence

This year, I took a big step in my life – I moved out from my parent’s house and became financially independent. At a mere nineteen years old, I’m out living on my own, paying bills, and learning things the hard way. Even in just the first few months of being on my own, I’ve […]

Capital One 360 Black Friday Cash Promos

For three days only, Capital One 360 is trying to get customers to save rather than spend and is offering free cash for new accounts.  Capital One 360 is no stranger to offering bonuses and the method to obtaining free cash is always hassle free.  Here’s the lowdown: From now until November 27th @ 11:59pmET, Capital […]

Why It’s Called Black Friday

  It’s that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is upon us. And the mother of all shopping days is coming up soon: Black Friday. How do you feel about this day? Can’t wait? Dreading it? Why is it Called Black Friday? So where did the term Black Friday come from? Using my […]

Create Your Very Own Money-Making Small Business from a Hobby

What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have a hobby? If so, chances are that your hobby costs money, rather than bringing money in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you have a hobby, and a little creativity, you might be surprised at the way you can […]

Kidworth is Teaching Kids to Save Money

As a veteran of the banking industry, I’ve often wondered why our public school system doesn’t spend more time teaching our kids the financial life skills they need in order to be successful in the real world. I mean, there is no doubt that my thirteen year old daughter will understand the ins and outs […]

PTM 022 – Laid Off from Work? Start a Business and Become an Entrepreneur

Getting laid off stinks. The guest in today’s podcast knows all too well. But instead of succumbing to his tough situation, he chose to take an idea that he’s always had and turn it into a small business. Today’s podcast features Mikel (Mike) Schwarz, of, the undershirts company. Mike is helping me kick off […]

Perfecting the Perfect Part Time Job: Waiting Tables

I used to work as a server (waiting tables) at Applebees. It was one of the best (and worst) jobs I’ve ever had. I think everyone should be required to work a few months as a waitress or waiter (called a “server” nowadays). It’s one of those jobs that really challenges you both physically and […]

5 Critical Things To Do Before Starting a Business

I’m a firm believer that not much is required to start your own business. You really just need to get out there and start making sales. A business just needs customers. You can even start a business with no money. But there are a few things you should consider doing before you start your own […]

SaveUp: A Startup That Wants You To Save Money

There are a million reasons not to save money, and even the best-intentioned saver can succumb to temptation in the face of a shiny new gadget or sun-drenched vacation. Who doesn’t love the feeling of instant gratification? That’s why the average American carries more than $8,000 in credit card debt and has nothing but cobwebs […]

Sell Your Old Phone (or Gadget) for Cash

Well, I broke down and made a move to get a new iPhone. If you’re wondering, I didn’t buy the 4s. I decided I didn’t need Siri (yet), and purchased a new iPhone 4 for $99 (upgrade price). I love the new phone. Haven’t thought once about missing out on anything, so I guess it […]