From their humble beginnings of Pong, Atari, Space Invaders and the forever popular Nintendo Entertainment System, video games have become such an expansive industry, there is something out there for everybody these days. You’ve got computer games, console games, mobile games, even virtual reality games for your phone or computer to choose from. Game systems like Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch are always coming out with more engaging and life like games. …


When it comes to investing, I’m always looking for something different and new. A few years ago I came across a site called Funrise.com. I’ve always been interested in owning real estate and at the time had yet to buy my first investment property. Fundrise seems like a good way to break into the industry, and I was right. Since then I’ve seen good returns with almost no work done on my side. Truly passive real estate investing at it’s finest. Here is my review of the last four years investing with Fundrise, but first a bit of background information.

What is Fundrise?


What if I told you that you’ve been sabotaging your finances for years, and you didn’t even know it? Not by making big purchases, going into debt, or even overusing your credit cards. No, the giant financial killers are far more sneaky and subtle. A few dollars here, then a few dollars there. A minor upgrade to your cable bill or a slight change in what you eat.

All these minor changes can add up, and before you know it, you’ve fallen victim to…lifestyle inflation or otherwise known as lifestyle creep.

So what exactly is lifestyle inflation? When you start…


A big part of being frugal is having good money management skills. Still, another significant aspect is having good time management. The saying time is money is around for a reason, right? Making the most of our time is an essential part of all things finance. Good time management during the week will allow you to prosper not only at your 9–5 but also at any side hustles. Weekends are a great time to have fun, rest, be active, get going on a side hustle or, you know, be social (frugally, of course). …


Believe it or not, even us self-proclaimed money experts have made mistakes with our money. My goal will be to have a weekly post that highlights one of these mistakes to show that we all in fact do make mistakes, we can recover from them and hopefully you’ll learn from our mistakes and avoid them altogether. It wouldn’t be fair to call out other people for making a mistake without first taking a look at my own money mistake, my masters degree.

Tell us a little about yourself

’m a father of two, big mets fan, avid runner and of course love talking about personal finances…


If you’re a money saver like me, you look to save money anytime and anyplace. What better place to start than where you spend forty hours a week? Saving money while you make money doesn’t get any better than that. Whether you’re on a tight budget, need help saving money, or are just looking for tips for saving money to up your game, you’ve come to the right place. Money can be saved in all sorts of ways. Here are a few super simple ways to save money while at work.

Make Breakfast and Brew Your Coffee

Well, I guess you’re not at work yet, but…


Having kids can be one of the most rewarding things we can do in our lives. It can also be one of the most expensive. Studies show that it can take anywhere from 172k to 233k dollars to raise a child to the age of 18. If you break that down, it’s an average of over eleven thousand dollars per year. That’s a lot of money. Remember, that’s for one child. Keep adding that number for each child you’d like to have. With all the added expenses, there are many financial considerations to think about before starting that family.

How Many Do You Want and When?

One…


Getting a discount on purchases we would typically make is a great way to save some money. Loading up on these items, when possible, magnifies your savings. Buying on sale, when done correctly, is an excellent way to save tons of money.

What about purchases we make that aren’t on sale or services that don’t offer deals? I’m glad you asked my friend. Service providers and retailers aren’t going to offer up discounts on everything; they’d be out of business pretty quickly. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t willing to negotiate on price a bit. …


I don’t like buying my kids toys; I just don’t. It’s not me being frugal; I don’t like it when my kids get more toys from other people either. I’m not saying kids shouldn’t have toys in general, but they shouldn’t have so many.

Take a look around your house, and I’ll bet you can find no less than a gazillion toys your kids don’t play with regularly or even at all. It’s not that the toys aren’t any good or defective in any way. They just aren’t played with for one reason or another.

Kids are meant to play…


We all like to have shiny new possessions. We enjoy the experience of going to the store, opening the packaging, and getting our hands on it for the first time. Knowing we are the first person to use our new purchase feels kind of nice. If you are anything like me, though, you what feels even nicer? I bet you can guess where I’m going with this, saving money (did you guess it?). For as great as it can be, being the first to own something, being the second, the third, or even fourth can feel just as good. Knowing…

Jeff

Lover of all things finance | Blogger

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