Have you ever had one of those moments where you wonder what you were thinking…for years?! Well, my friends, I had one of those ultimate hand palm moments several months ago. Today, I’d like to share with you how and why I fell in love with Vanguard. As someone who has thought himself to be a … [Read more...] about Why I Fell in Love With Vanguard
"What investment tools should I use?" This was a common question I heard in my former stockbroker job. The question makes sense on many levels. We don't champion financial literacy in our society, especially investing. Thus, individuals look for investing tools so they can learn to invest and … [Read more...] about 4 Helpful Free Investment Tools
Our society is filled with people who want to get rich quickly. The desire to become rich isn't a bad one, heck, this is a personal finance site! While I'd love to wake up to it raining bags of $20 bills or win the lottery, it won't happen and I don't play the lottery. All joking aside, it's … [Read more...] about How to Become Rich the Right Way
It was only a year ago I relocated to what I thought was a less expensive neighborhood. For the most part, it is, with one glaring exception: groceries. As many of you know, groceries can be a budget buster if you’re not careful. I had been trying my best to keep costs down in that category, … [Read more...] about Why Where You Shop For Groceries Matters
"Should I invest in mutual funds or ETFs?" I heard this question on a daily basis during my stock broker days from investors wanting to know which option they should choose. Often considered stalwarts in a portfolio, mutual funds have seen their popularity take a hit in recent years to their … [Read more...] about Should I Invest in Mutual Funds or ETFs?
Working at a job you don't like is never much fun, and I think just about everyone has been there. I know I have. From being misled about the job description and title, to not receiving any training whatsoever, to being given tight deadlines and not allowed any overtime, and to being threatened … [Read more...] about 5 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job
How far ahead do you plan for expenses? If you're like most people, you probably create a budget or spending plan for the upcoming month at the end of the current month. Or you might not plan at all! There's a problem with that. While it's all well and good to plan for your usual expenses, such … [Read more...] about Recurring Expenses You Should Plan For
When was the last time you were so awestruck that you didn’t know what to say? I tend to be pretty level headed and don't often find myself at a loss for words, though I’m sure my lovely wife might debate that at times. Anywho, this past Wednesday I got to meet BOTH Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban! … [Read more...] about That Time I Met Warren Buffett AND Mark Cuban
Grayson wrote a few months ago about how he was ditching his gym membership this year. I used to be right there with him. Mrs. Frugal Rules and I had memberships to multiple health clubs, from 24 Hour Fitness to Gold’s Gym. Tell me if you can relate…we’d sign up, go gung ho for maybe 2.3 weeks … [Read more...] about Get Out of the Gym: Ways to Save Money on Exercise Anyone Can Do
If you've ever asked yourself "How do credit cards work?" then today's post is for you... Recently, I was standing in line at WalMart, waiting for their POS terminal to process credit card transaction. The checker looked confused and asked me to swipe my card again. I did and still the … [Read more...] about How Do Credit Cards Work? It’s More Than Just A Swipe!
Ah, the birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and spring is in the air. And do you know what that means? It's good weather to refinish and start selling furniture, people. That's right. When it's bright and sunny outside, it's the perfect time to bust out the spray paint or the stain and … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Selling Furniture This Spring
When you have three young children you often hear things like “We don’t know how you do it financially” or “Man, that must be expensive.” I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t exactly cheap to raise a family, but I refuse to give in to the myth that it has to be expensive. ‘Why is that?’ you … [Read more...] about 11 Awesome Frugal Family Fun Activities You Can Do For Cheap