Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/11

I’m really looking forward to this weekend, as I get to go to a rock concert with my son and his friends.  Well, to put it more accurately, I’m driving my son and his friends to the concert at which time they’ll work their way up to the front of the crowd while I find a comfortable spot to watch the concert where I ‘m not being crushed.  But we’ll be seeing some of my favorite bands, and it will be a cool memory that we can share together! Fists in the air for heavy metal concerts, AND my favorite […] Read more »

13 Essential Things You Must Do When You Lose Your Job

13 Essential Things You Must Do When You Lose Your Job

It stinks to lose your job!  Losing your job is one of those things that can completely upend your life, causing tremendous stress and a loss of confidence if you let it. Conversely, sudden unemployment can also be an opportunity for a new direction or a whole new career.  Either way, you have to take control over your situation if you want to move forward successfully. In this post I’ll show you 13 essential things you must do when you lose your job.  You’ll also discover some awesome resources that’ll help you find your next job or transition into a […] Read more »

Are You Wasting Money By Changing Your Oil Too Often?

For my entire adult life, I’ve had the oil changed in my vehicles every 3,000 miles (or relatively close to that) just as my father had taught me when I was a teenager. In recent years, I had read articles online that suggested this paradigm was out of date but didn’t think much of it. I assumed since the employees at the oil change service stations kept slapping the sticker on my windshield reminding me to change my oil every 3000 miles, I’d better do it. That all changed when we bought our current mini-van a few years ago, and […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/4

I procrastinated until Halloween day to buy the candy we would hand out that night.  While picking up a few bags of treats for the evening, I thought about buying a few extra to have on hand for the family.  Every member of the Pizel family enjoys a small package of gummy worms, or a snack sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup from time to time.  I resisted that urge.  I wasn’t  going to pay full price for it. The next morning, on my way to the gym at 4:45am, I stopped at Walmart.  The employees were busy tearing down the […] Read more »

Have You Given Up On Your Financial Dreams?

Parents tell children they can do anything they put their mind to. We encourage them by stating they can be anything they want. The sky is the limit! We want our children to be successful, and tell them they are only limited by their imagination. I know I’ve certainly told my kids these exact same things. But let me ask you a question; When was the last time you told yourself these things? Do you believe it? We tell children they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, but as adults we don’t believe this for ourselves. Life tends […] Read more »

How Vehicle Car Wraps Rev Up Small Business Marketing

  Smart marketers are always looking for ways to beat the competition without outspending them. One proven but mostly overlooked marketing tactic is car wraps. This tactic involves adorning company vehicles with appealing professionally designed graphics that promote your business as a driver moves around town. High awareness and low cost Unlike the more expensive ways of advertising, vehicle wraps will be advertising your business 24/7 and 365 days a year. You as a business owner only need to spend a few dollars per day to keep your business in the public eye. Other benefits of car wraps include: Brand […] Read more »

Out From Under: How Debt Settlement Can Save You

With the continuing financial crisis, the typical American household is carrying $132,158 in debt, according to NerdWallet. From credit cards and medical bills to mortgages, many Americans are burdened with insurmountable debt. This is also true for many businesses that continue to find themselves in the red. Total debt among more than 2,000 nonfinancial companies swelled to $6.6 trillion in 2015, according to CNBC. If you are looking for financial solace and freedom, debt settlement is one process to consider. In fact, this service has helped, and continues to help, numerous people and businesses reduce debt to get back on the right path to financial success. Find […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/28

This weekend is one of those anomalies that happen every couple of months.  I like to call it The Third Weekend Phenomenon.  Our budget cycle runs on bi-monthly basis as that’s how often I get paid from my job as a software engineer which makes up the majority of our income.    We typically split up our funds assuming two grocery shopping trips, and two weekends worth of discretionary spending.  But since the year has 52 weeks and not 48, every couple of months there’s a pay period that has three weekends.  Therefore, we need to split up our discretionary  and […] Read more »

When is a Bankruptcy Necessary?

Money troubles come to most of us at one time or another. If you’re lucky, the severity of your financial trouble will not be too bad, but that is not the case for everyone. In some cases, in order to fix your bad financial situation, your best course of action is to declare bankruptcy even though this comes with its own consequences. Declaring bankruptcy is no small matter, and should be researched and considered thoroughly before you proceed. To help you understand when bankruptcy is needed, here are 5 scenarios under which you might want to declare bankruptcy. Credit Card […] Read more »

Cosmetology School Students Can Save You Money On Hair And Spa Services

A visit to the salon for my wife was on the list of discussed and approved expenditures for the weekend. A few hairs on her beautiful head had dared to turn the wrong color, and needed to be taught a lesson. She called around gathering current pricing information as well as potential time slots, finding she would be paying somewhere between $70 and $90 for a single all over color. She then remembered the name of another salon that had been used by our neighbor to have their daughters’ hair done for homecoming a few weeks prior. The salon had […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/21

It feels like the calm before the storm.  We’re past the spending spree that accompanies the beginning of the school year as well as some family functions behind us, we have absolutely nothing going on the next few weeks.  We have no out of town plans, and no large purchases that need to be made.  Knowing that the holidays will be here before we know it, it is a welcome calm.  I plan to enjoy it to the fullest. I think that deserves a fist pump, don’t you?  While you’re at it, check out my favorite posts of the week! […] Read more »

Insurance Enrollment for 2017 is OPEN!

That special time of year is upon us again, my friends. I’m not talking about the holidays, the change in season, or even the start of the NFL season. Enrollment is open for next year’s insurance selection. Millions of Americans are pouring over plan benefit sheets and plan price comparisons trying to make the most cost effective selection for themselves or their family. Many will simply take the option to renew whatever they had last year, leaving the only interesting action to find out how much their bill will go up when January rolls around. That may end up being […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/14

Last night was an exciting night at my house… was computer upgrade night!   I bought new parts to swap into the computer, but it barely cost me a cent.  I financed the upgrade through Amazon gift cards I got through my employer fitness program, credit card rewards, and a little cash I used from my change jar. Fist pump for (almost) free computer upgrades and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump We Saved $72,000 and Still Had Fun  from Money Peach Calling Shenanigans on Cord Cutters from Debt Discipline How to Quickly Build an […] Read more »

Online Investing Tips By XTrade Europe

The current European market looks good for investments as the markets are finishing on a positive note and are steady at the moment. XTrade Europe is known for keeping a close eye on market trends and on the basis of the emerging trends and past signals, they provide with invaluable expert tips from time to time which do a world of good to traders. The fact that how important keeping an eagle eye on emerging trends is cannot be emphasized enough, because they impact investments in a big way. If you take a look at the current trends, France can […] Read more »