Could Buying Your First House Be a Financial Mistake?
It’s official – we’ve moved! We’re finally all settled into our new house in our new city, and we’re loving every minute of it! This is only the second house my wife and I have purchased in our adult lives. Our first one was back when I was 24 years old. With our first house for sale on the market at almost the same price we paid for it back 11 years ago, this got me thinking: What if we hadn’t bought a house when we first got married, and did something else with our money? Would we be better off financially? Although this is a fun little question to ponder, it’s actually a very … [Read more. ]
My Money Design Turns 4! Plus Tips on Building a Better Blog
Can you believe it? The day is finally here that this blog turns 4 years old! It wasn’t all that long ago that I was all pumped up after reading ProBlogger and decided to spend a whooping $58 to start this little blog. All I wanted at the time was to get a few of my ideas about money out there in the world for other people to check out and talk about. Now, almost 450 posts later, here we are! No matter what your traffic numbers or stats are, there’s always something to learn when it comes to building a better blog. Most blogs fail in their first year, and somehow this one has kept … [Read more. ]
How to Use the Power of Customer Retention to Lower Your Bills
Me: So I get to add an extra line, get a brand new iPhone 6, and my monthly bill is going to be exactly the same? Sales Rep: Yes. Me: You’re sure? It’s not going to go up after a month or two? Sales Rep: Correct. Me:
And we’re not getting any less service at this price? Sales Rep: Right. Oh, there is one thing … you’re also going to get this new Samsung tablet as part of the package. That’s already included in the price I quoted you. Shopping Around for a Cell Phone: That exchange of words above is exactly what happened just a few months ago when I started … [Read more. ]
Niche Website Income Report 32 – $1,172 for July 2015
Hello and welcome to the July edition of my niche website update and income report. Every month I like to share with you what’s new with my website-building efforts and where the business is going. It’s been one of my favorite ways to build passive income because the more I find success the more income I stand to bring in every month. My hope is that you’ll be able to take some of these tricks and use them for your own good; whether it be for a new blog or any other entrepreneurial effort. July was a busy time for me with the release of my new ebook plus a lot of other big news going … [Read more. ]
What If You Stopped Saving Money for Retirement?
Here’s a fun little game to try on yourself and see how your finances are coming along. (… Depending on the answer, it might also make you feel really good about your savings efforts so far!) Suppose you were suddenly let go from your job. You find a new place to work, but it doesn’t pay as well. So in order to maintain your standard of living you decide you’re going to cut corners and completely STOP saving money for retirement. The big question: Would you still be able to comfortably retire when you want to? My Answer … (. Kind of a funny question to ask on a … [Read more. ]