Money, Passive income, Spending, Taxes

How To Spend Your Tax Refund: 11 Ways To Do It Wisely

How To Spend Your Tax Refund: 11 Ways To Do It Wisely If you’re one of the 80% of taxpayers who will be receiving a tax refund this year, chances are you’re debating what to do with the money. While you can probably imagine plenty of places to put your prized refund check today, you might not be thrilled with …


How Much Money Should You Really Pay in Rent?

How Much Money Should You Really Pay in Rent? How much you pay in rent depends on a number of factors. These include: Where you live/standard of living How much you currently make — or better yet, how much you have left when you pay off things like your student loan or car note Your preferred living arrangement Let’s discuss …

The Best Free Checking Accounts For Your Banking Needs

The Best Free Checking Accounts For Your Banking Needs Today we’re checking out the best free checking accounts for consumers. Depending on where you bank, what you do, or what you’re comfortable with, there is likely a free checking account that will work for you.  Too many people fall for the myth that banking is expensive and that the only …

Gazelle Review: Get Cash for your Gadgets

Gazelle Review: Get Cash for your Gadgets Gazelle is a website that allows you to sell your old electronics and smart phones, and also purchase refurbished phones and other devices at amazing prices. I’ve been using Gazelle for years (this is actually an update of a review I wrote 7 years ago, believe it or not). One of the first …

How to Write a Check (And Free Check-Writing Alternatives)

How to Write a Check (And Free Check-Writing Alternatives) Writing a check might seem obsolete or even unnecessary to most millennials in light of all the technological advancements in payment options these days. In fact, a study reported by Marketwired in 2013 showed that 52% of millennials have never used a check. On the other hand, 72% of small business …

Ask The Reader: Should You Finance An Engagement Ring?

Ask The Reader: Should You Finance An Engagement Ring? I consider myself to be very traditional, and think that you should save up you salary and wait to buy an engagement ring until you can afford it.  In fact, I think your bride-to-be should value that more than going into debt for an engagement ring. However, I saw a commercial …

Holiday Gift Guide for the Twenty-Somethings in Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide for the Twenty-Somethings in Your Life The holidays are coming fast — while birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and the like come up year-round. If you’re looking to give something practical and thoughtful to the recent college graduate in your life, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list. Here’s our guide for giving gifts to that 20-something …

Holiday Gift Guide for College Students and Recent Grads

Holiday Gift Guide for College Students and Recent Grads Multitool This is also known as a Swiss army knife or a Leatherman. This is available at different levels of complexity and price points, though I like this $50 Leatherman as a combination of being affordable and useful without being overwhelming. This is useful for all kinds of little tasks and …

7 Alternatives to Owning a Car That Might Be Better for You!

7 Alternatives to Owning a Car That Might Be Better for You! You’re probably thinking, “Come on Robert. There is no way you can live without owning a car.” And in many ways, you would be right. But did you know that I sold my car over a year ago and have been using alternatives since then! However, it is …