Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 6/15

My daughter took her driver’s license road test today. Unfortunately, her dreams of having the freedom to drive herself wherever she wants to go will have to wait.  She didn’t pass. Needless to say, she was crushed. While this holds off rising insurance costs for little while longer, quite frankly I’d gladly pay them to take away the disappointment.  She tries again in two weeks – time to practice! We can still fist pump my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement from Budgets Are Sexy 8 Highly Successful People Who […] Read more »

Five Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Low Maintenance Dad

The calendar states next Sunday is Father’s Day. A state of panic consumes many as they try to conjure up the perfect gift idea for the dad in their life. If this describes you, let me help you because it really isn’t that hard. Most dads appreciate being remembered on Father’s Day, but don’t want you to drop a lot of cash on a gift. With that in mind, here’s a list of perfect inexpensive Father’s Day gifts for the low maintenance dad. Grill Seasonings If the dad in your life enjoys spending grilling, he loves getting seasonings as gifts. […] Read more »

Friday Fist Pump – I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 6/8

Yesterday was my daughter’s first day at her first job! She worked in a food vending stand for a local restaurant on a summertime weekly street event hosted by our downtown business association. She wrapped burgers, served food, and whatever else they needed. She worked hard for just over four hours, and was exhausted by the time she was done. I was so proud of her, and can’t wait until she gets her first paycheck! Fist pump for first jobs, and for my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 7 Ways to Save on Groceries […] Read more »

Cost Comparison: Emergency Room vs Urgent Care

The batter hit a towering fly ball to shallow right center field, allowing me to run in from the outfield and get in position to make the catch. Unfortunately I didn’t get my glove up in time and the ball struck me in the face. The ball left a nasty gash below my left eye that obviously required stitches. Even with my head throbbing in pain knowing I needed medical attention, I wondered about the emergency room vs urgent care cost comparison. Urgent Care A good rule of thumb of when to go to urgent care is when the condition […] Read more »

Cancel Delivery, Save Money and Make Your Own Almost Homemade Pizza

The cost of delivered pizza can add up faster than a stack of empty pizza boxes. Making your own pizza is great if you have the time and skill to make your own dough. Frozen pizza costs far less, but the toppings leave much to be desired. Not to worry, cost conscious pizza lovers, I’ve discovered a compromise between frozen and fresh that makes the best homemade pizza. Below is a list of seven things you can use to transform a boring, underwhelming frozen pizza into a memorable meal, many of which you may already have in your refrigerator. Crust […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 6/1

This weekend is shaping up to be exactly what I need after having over 150 people at my house last weekend for our annual Memorial Weekend Party.  I mowed my lawn last night, I’m making some pulled pork on the smoker today for a benefit and tomorrow?  Tomorrow is going to be cool and rainy all day.  I plan to spend the entire day sitting on the couch recovering and recharging my batteries.  I’ve never been so happy to have absolutely no plans. Fist pump for lazy weekends and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist […] Read more »

Provisional Credit And How It Could Cost You

I saw a transaction marked as provisional credit in my son’s checking account history. My son disputed a charge for an online purchase that never actually went through for $80. A provisional credit was issued as the bank investigated the matter. Looking at his balance, I knew we had to have a talk not only for education’s sake but also to avoid an overdraft fee. What Is A Provisional Credit? Provisional credit is a temporary credit issued by your bank into your account when a transaction cannot be verified or is being disputed. Provisional and Real Credit Overlap When the […] Read more »

How Trends In Major Markets Can Affect The Global Economy

The debate as to whether stock markets can predict the upcoming economy is one that is ongoing but one thing is for sure – trends and movement within stocks can have a profound impact on how traders and customers operate within the global economy regardless. Momentous stock market crashes can have a profound effect on the economy as we know it, but with the stock market not being classed as the ‘real economy’, could smaller movements really have an effect? Below, we’re exploring how the trends in major stock markets can have an effect on the global economy as we […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, EOD Nation!  This is the weekend of our annual luau themed party, so I’m busy running around doing prep work, decorating and cleaning.  I’m excited because we’ll be having our super sized slip and slide this year since it will be hot.  Summer is here! Fist pump for Summer, and my favorite posts of the week!   Posts That Make Me Fist Pump No Emergency Fund? These Consequences Might Change Your Mind from Money Beagle The Negative Domino Effect Of Running Up Your Credit from Bible Money Matters 3 Mindset Shifts that Helped Me Finally Pay […] Read more »

7 Financial Lessons A First Job Can Teach

My teenage daughter has her first official part-time job. While helping her fill out her paperwork I discovered that her first job will give her much more than a good work ethic and a paycheck every two weeks. Just having a job will force her to learn quite a few skills useful for the rest of her life. How to Read A Pay Stub Everyone should know how to read a pay stub, especially hourly wage workers. Pay stubs show important information such as: Pay period dates Hours worked Hourly wage Net amount paid Employees should verify this information is […] Read more »

3 Ways You Can Make Debt Disappear

Debt can be difficult to manage. It is stressful to have payments hanging over your head that are more than you can afford, and every day it stops people from doing things like buying a reliable vehicle or a home. Thankfully, there are ways to have debts dismissed or renegotiated if you are having extended financial difficulty and cannot make your payments. Depending on how much and what kind of debt you have, see if these options are right for you. Medical Bills It is far easier to save money on your medical bills up front by shopping around for […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 5/18

My son is home from college for the summer and my daughter wraps up her sophomore year of high school in a few weeks.  This all means it’s time to switch our budget into summer mode.   The grocery budget will have to be increased to account for feeding a hungry college student and more snacks will be needed since the kids will be at home more.  It’s all part of the process known as life, we just gotta roll with it and plan accordingly! Fist pump for summer vacation, and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me […] Read more »

Trading Online Courses and How They Can Help

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Online trading is simply the process of trading stocks and assets through a brokerage’s internet-based proprietary trading platforms. Traditionally, investors and traders have to call their brokerage firms to make the trade for them but since the introduction of the internet and affordable, high-speed computers, the use of online trading increased dramatically in the past years. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, investments, and others can all be traded online. This method is alternatively called e-trading or self-directed investing. Online trading has reduced trading cost for both the investors and discount brokers. However, despite the seemingly easy process, this doesn’t mean that […] Read more »

What is a Deductible?

If you’ve dealt with insurance before, you’re likely familiar with the frequently used term deductible. But if you’re just starting your life as an independent young adult, or if you’ve never filed claim before you may not be familiar with this term. All types of insurance, including medical, homeowners, and automobile insurance have deductibles. What is a deductible, and how does it work? What is a Deductible? A deductible is the amount of a bill you are responsible for. Example: You get into an accident and your car is damaged. The repair bill is $3000, and is covered by your […] Read more »