November 10, 2012

Get Amazon Prime on a Monthly Basis

As a followup to yesterday’s post about holiday shopping, I just wanted to point out that Amazon has started offering Amazon Prime on a monthly basis in addition to their usual annual plan. Here’s the deal: You can either sign up for an annual plan at $79/year or you can sign up for a monthly plan at $7.99/month. […]

Only Buy the Specific Item(s) You’re Shopping For (314/365)

Yesterday, I mentioned the idea of using a “time limit” to keep yourself from spending too much time in a specific store. It’s a tactic I find useful, particularly when I visit a store that’s full of temptation for me where very few things are items I actually need, like a bookstore. In other stores, though, I find such a “time limit” to be difficult. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #99

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. […]

Best Ways to Make Extra Money: Sell Yourself

Today we're continuing my series on the best ways to make more money and it's going to take a unique turn. This post will list ways you can sell parts of yourself – legally – to make a little extra cash. Not that these ideas are for everyone (or even most people), but at least they'll get a conversation started. […]

Health insurance options for the self-employed

This is a guest post from Joanna Lahey, an associate professor of economics at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). The opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of the aforementioned institutions. This is the third of four articles on health insurance. […]