Ads, Affiliate Links and Recommendations

There are sev­er­al stages to becom­ing an estab­lished blog­ger. One: Get a web­site up and run­ning with a few blog posts. Two: Start com­ment­ing on oth­er people’s blogs and Twit­ter accounts so they know you exist. Three: Start get­ting spam com­ments on your arti­cles. Four: Start get­ting actu­al peo­ple to com­ment on your posts. Five: Start get­ting … Read more

Rant n Rave: Clown Cars and Responsibilities

Rave: To bor­row the term from Mr. Mon­ey Mus­tache, I’ve had some very minor things hap­pen with my clown car. I dri­ve a den­im blue 2005 Pon­ti­ac Vibe named Levi. He and I have been through a lot togeth­er! Count­less road­trips, scary weath­er, and tons of fun! How­ev­er.….. Levi is now 11 years old and start­ing to show his … Read more

The Simple Path to Wealth

There are lit­er­al­ly a mil­lion ways to invest your mon­ey. Indi­vid­ual stocks, mutu­al funds, robo advi­sors.…… try­ing to pick a good way to invest your mon­ey can be com­plete­ly over­whelm­ing. It can feel like it’s just eas­i­er to say skip it and leave your mon­ey in your sav­ings account to grow. But while leav­ing it your sav­ings … Read more

My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update

I was scrolling through my posts from the last year when I stum­bled across My 10 Year Plan arti­cle. I looked over it and imme­di­ate­ly noticed sev­er­al things that were trag­i­cal­ly wrong now and could be updat­ed. So far, things are going most­ly accord­ing to THE PLAN. Just like Colonel Smith says in The A-Team, I love it … Read more

The Road Less Traveled Challenge

I haven’t been online much the past few weeks. Thanks to var­i­ous trips and trav­els (and actu­al­ly hav­ing things to do at work dur­ing the day whaaaaaaaaaattttt), I made it a point to put my phone down and focus on what was hap­pen­ing in the “Meat­space” around me. Meat­space refers to the phys­i­cal world around us instead … Read more

Camp Mustache 2016

Ever since I attend­ed the Chau­tauqua last year, I’ve been ramp­ing up my involve­ment in the FI com­mu­ni­ty. I’ve inter­act­ed with a vari­ety of peo­ple online through Red­dit, Twit­ter and this blog. This includes but is not lim­it­ed to a few Skype con­vos, email­ing back and forth with var­i­ous blog­gers, and tweet­ing all the time. I’ve also made it … Read more

Monthly Status Report: May 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more