As someone who’s been tracking his spending every single month for years on end, I’ve noticed a few expenses consistently stick out like sore thumbs. And since times are tough right now for everyone, I thought I’d highlight those areas, and then show some truly extremely ways to slash those costs to the bone. But […]
We blew the budget! Exactly how much The Money Wizard’s wedding cost.
I now pronounce you, Mr. and Mrs. Money Wizard! Okay, that’s not exactly how the ceremony went, but I am happy to report that The Money Wizard is officially hitched! A brief update on the life of yours truly. A long, long time ago in a state not-so-far away (Colorado) The Money Wizard met a […]
Create a Wealth Building Machine by Automating Your Finances
[Note: This is a post I originally wrote for InvestmentZen.com, titled How to Manage Your Money by Automating Your Finances] Fact: most people budget backwards. Stop me if this sounds familiar: you make decent money. Every couple of weeks you eagerly await your paycheck, and every couple of weeks you’re shocked at how much Uncle […]
How I Spent $30,841 Last Year (Every Penny!)
It’s that time of year! That time when 365 days of ridiculous tracking of my money gets shared with YOU. (And the rest of the world…) As always, this year’s report includes every single cent I spent, every dollar I saved, and even something most personal finance bloggers are shaking in their boots to admit […]
Don’t be afraid! Building wealth is just like a terrifying airplane ride.
Do you remember your first time on an airplane? I still remember my first flight. My family was headed from Texas to Phoenix for a family reunion. Good vibes, good times, and this 8 year old’s very first airplane trip. What struck me the most about my first flight? The violence. Or should I say, […]