How Real People Earn a Side Income with Amazon and eBay

A few years ago, Sandy Smith of YesIAmCheap.com entered an online challenge proposed by another personal finance blogger. The contest worked like this: Each participant would invest $1,000 for the duration of 2014 through various strategies. At the end of the year, whoever earned the greatest return would win bragging rights. Smith told me that, at first, she was torn on how to invest her money. […]

How Real People Earn a Side Income with Amazon and eBay

A few years ago, Sandy Smith of YesIAmCheap.com entered an online challenge proposed by another personal finance blogger. The contest worked like this: Each participant would invest $1,000 for the duration of 2014 through various strategies. At the end of the year, whoever earned the greatest return would win bragging rights. Smith told me that, at first, she was torn on how to invest her money. […]

Inspiration from Emily Esfahani Smith, Cus D’Amato, Steve Martin, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. John Green on loving people and things “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. […]

Inspiration from Emily Esfahani Smith, Cus D’Amato, Steve Martin, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. John Green on loving people and things “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. […]

Marshmallow experiment: Reviving old marshmallows

Tonight I had my own version of a marshmallow experiment, and it turned out really well … Bags of marshmallows in our house do a couple of things if they're not eaten in one sitting. The smaller ones get a bit hard and become marsh-not-so-mellow. […]

Marshmallow experiment: Reviving old marshmallows

Tonight I had my own version of a marshmallow experiment, and it turned out really well … Bags of marshmallows in our house do a couple of things if they're not eaten in one sitting. The smaller ones get a bit hard and become marsh-not-so-mellow. […]

Costco rolls out delivery services, bringing bulk right to your door

Shopping at a warehouse club can really wear you out, from pacing up and down the endless rows of products to hauling all those shopping bags of bulk back to your car. Until now. Costco has started rolling out delivery services, including two-day delivery of dry groceries and same-day delivery for groceries, including fresh foods. CostcoGrocery, the new two-day, countrywide online delivery service […]

Costco rolls out delivery services, bringing bulk right to your door

Shopping at a warehouse club can really wear you out, from pacing up and down the endless rows of products to hauling all those shopping bags of bulk back to your car. Until now. Costco has started rolling out delivery services, including two-day delivery of dry groceries and same-day delivery for groceries, including fresh foods. CostcoGrocery, the new two-day, countrywide online delivery service […]

Here’s how to appeal a denied health insurance claim

Medical drama is no fun (aside from “Grey’s Anatomy,” of course), and nothing makes me sick to my stomach more than the thought of my health insurance claim getting denied. Bearing the burden of big bills is awful enough, but doing it when you’re sick? Ick. Good news though: You have options. […]

Here’s how to appeal a denied health insurance claim

Medical drama is no fun (aside from “Grey’s Anatomy,” of course), and nothing makes me sick to my stomach more than the thought of my health insurance claim getting denied. Bearing the burden of big bills is awful enough, but doing it when you’re sick? Ick. Good news though: You have options. […]

Withdrawal Rate and What It Means for You

One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about retirement is your withdrawal rate. It comes up time and time again in articles and books on retirement, but is rarely fully explained and often becomes a topic that people gloss over. Let’s change that. Withdrawal rate simply refers to the amount of money you’re taking out of your savings each year (unless otherwise specified). […]

Withdrawal Rate and What It Means for You

One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about retirement is your withdrawal rate. It comes up time and time again in articles and books on retirement, but is rarely fully explained and often becomes a topic that people gloss over. Let’s change that. Withdrawal rate simply refers to the amount of money you’re taking out of your savings each year (unless otherwise specified). […]

Debit vs. Credit: How to Earn Cash Back from Discover

Whether they prefer cold, hard cash or a thin piece of plastic, a large portion of Americans are still making purchases with some form of cash, not credit. In fact, 43% of Americans mostly use debit cards for daily purchases, while 63% of Millennials don’t even own a credit card! This reluctance to use credit is leading some credit card issuers to now look into the world of debit card rewards. […]

Debit vs. Credit: How to Earn Cash Back from Discover

Whether they prefer cold, hard cash or a thin piece of plastic, a large portion of Americans are still making purchases with some form of cash, not credit. In fact, 43% of Americans mostly use debit cards for daily purchases, while 63% of Millennials don’t even own a credit card! This reluctance to use credit is leading some credit card issuers to now look into the world of debit card rewards. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Oct 2

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details some financial locker room talk.  Bible Money Matters lists five money management principles.  High Five Dad tells a debt story.  The Green Swan offers a guide to figuring out what to do with your retirement fund. Money Boss has a money pit. Have a GREAT weekend!!! […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Oct 2

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details some financial locker room talk.  Bible Money Matters lists five money management principles.  High Five Dad tells a debt story.  The Green Swan offers a guide to figuring out what to do with your retirement fund. Money Boss has a money pit. Have a GREAT weekend!!! […]

10 Ways to Age Well for $0

Aging isn't easy — I'll be the first person to admit that — and to make matters worse, it also isn't cheap. To keep the years off your face and body like your favorite celebrities, you have to shell out a substantial amount of cash for trainers, nutritionists, supplements, surgeons,... […]

10 Ways to Age Well for $0

Aging isn't easy — I'll be the first person to admit that — and to make matters worse, it also isn't cheap. To keep the years off your face and body like your favorite celebrities, you have to shell out a substantial amount of cash for trainers, nutritionists, supplements, surgeons,... […]

Flashback Friday: 137 Ways to Make This the Best Halloween Yet

Halloween is such a magnificent holiday. You get to dress up in wacky costumes, eat all the candy, and you don't have to spend tons of money on gifts or travel to celebrate. So whether or not you have plans for Halloween 2017, here's how to make it the best spook-fest yet. 8 Affordable... […]

Flashback Friday: 137 Ways to Make This the Best Halloween Yet

Halloween is such a magnificent holiday. You get to dress up in wacky costumes, eat all the candy, and you don't have to spend tons of money on gifts or travel to celebrate. So whether or not you have plans for Halloween 2017, here's how to make it the best spook-fest yet. 8 Affordable... […]