Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/13/19

It’s been a hard week in my home, as we had to say goodbye to one of our cats. We were blessed with her for over 16 years, our kids literally don’t remember life with out her. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism a few months ago, and while we had that under control with medication the vet thinks she threw a clot mid-week that went to her back end rendering her back legs only partially operative.  My wife, I and our daughter surrounded her with love as the vet sent her across the rainbow bridge. We have so many great […] Read more »

Can you beat the Forex market?

Everyone is familiarized with the fact, only 2-3% of the traders can make a profit in the Forex market. And this 2-3 % of the retail traders are the elite traders who know the definition of investment. Investment doesn’t mean you will get high returns within a short period. Professional investors always think about the pros and cons. They never risk too much in any trade even though they have enough capital. They always go with the flow of the business and manages to make a decent profit. In Forex, you must learn to go with the flow, or else […] Read more »

Jackbox Party Packs: Hours of Inexpensive Entertainment For Your Next Party

Author’s Note: It’s worth it to me to make sure readers understand this is not a sponsored post. This is my own true experience, and I’m sharing this product purely because the games are truly a ton of fun and provide hours of quality, inexpensive party entertainment. “Do you really want to play this game?” I asked my wife, knowing that I was about to give her one of her Christmas gifts a full month early. We had a house full of guests for Thanksgiving, and my wife wanted to play a game called Fibbage which is included in a […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/6/19

I’m going to have an incredible steak and king crab leg dinner this weekend at a fantastic restaurant.  Just kidding.  Well, I am going to have that meal, but I’m making it at home. My wife and I are getting together with some friends for a great meal at home, and then a comedy show at a club. I offered to try to save more money by doing a comedy act too, but we’re going to leave that to the professionals. Fist pump for saving money by making great meals at home, AND for my favorite posts of the week! […] Read more »

5 Ways To Spot A Scam Email

  I opened my inbox to find an email receipt from PayPal for tickets from a travel website totaling $220. I made no such purchase. It looked very much like an official email from the online payment service provider. With a sick feeling in my stomach, I wondered if I had been hacked. But looking closer at the email, I knew it was simply a scam. Several things about the email convinced me it was not authentic: Suspicious Sender Address While the name of the sender was recognizable, the actual email address didn’t even contain the name of the supposed […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/29

Today is that shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday.  Crowds of people will flood stores looking for the best deal.  Once again, I found the best possible deal – I saved 100% by staying home and sleeping in. I prefer to take my time, shop around, and find exactly the product I’m looking for, preferably online.  Then I just wait for it to show up on my doorstep. Fist pump for saving 100%, AND not having to deal with crazy shopping people! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 5 Benefits and Drawbacks of Keeping a Change Jar from Beating Broke […] Read more »

You’re Not Stuck With That Late Fee

Lenders and credit card companies assess a late fee the second your payment is late. Late fee amounts vary by lender, but can be a significant amount of cash. However, if you are late, a quick phone call and the right tone of voice can have that late fee rescinded. My automobile loan lender for whatever reason does not allow online payments, so each month I mail a check. I normally send it well in advance of the due date. However last month with the way the weekend landed as well as there not being mail on Veteran’s day my […] Read more »

4 Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Financial literacy is dangerously low in this country. Indeed, a huge number of grown adults don’t know the first thing about budgeting, debt, credit, or how to plan for their financial future. Indeed, nearly half of all adults don’t know their own tax bracket. Obviously, it’s never too late to learn how to manage your finances. At the same time, though, parents of young children can and should take the initiative to educate their kids about spending and saving money. Simply imparting a few key financial lessons could help your little one avoid some big headaches once they’re all grown […] Read more »

4 Savvy Investment Tips for Freelancers

Freelancing may be in vogue, but no one ever said it was easy. In fact, becoming a successful freelancer can be quite difficult. After all, freelancers need to play a number of roles in order to sell their services, maintain good relations with other business owners, and deliver quality products time after time. Additionally, freelancers also have to manage both their personal and professional finances. Thankfully, we’re here to help with that today. Here are our top four investments tips for freelancers –– trust us, you’ll want to keep these handy: Set Aside a Large Emergency Fund Freelancing is a […] Read more »

Accounting vs Finance: Which Has More Earning Potential?

Two of the most popular financial careers are accounting and finance. They each have different roles, require a different skill set, and offer different salaries. If you’re struggling to decide between the two disciplines, here’s everything you need to know about these careers, including which has more earning potential. The Difference Between Accounting and Finance Understanding the differences between these two careers will make your choice easier. In short, accounting looks back on past financial transactions while finance looks forward by planning future financial strategies. Here’s how their roles differ. Accounting Accounting is a subset of finance. You can view […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 11/22/19

Happy Friday, EOD Nation! I’m now 10 weeks post Achilles tendon repair surgery, out of the boot and walking in shoes for 3.5 weeks. Literally 10 minutes ago I figured out why I was still limping, and why my groin and hip was hurting. I wasn’t trusting my tendon, cutting my stride with my right foot short.  The pulling up of my leg prematurely was aggravating my groin and hip.  Once I let my stride fully complete, allowing my foot to roll and my tendon bend the way it’s supposed to, my limp is gone and I no longer get […] Read more »

How our mentality affects financial goals

Achieving financial wellness is something that requires a a lot of commitment. Just like achieving physical fitness requires someone to eat well, exercise and get adequate rest, financial health requires more than just money coming into your account. The way that we think about money and our mentality about financial health is often just as important, as financial mentality often determines our attitude toward money and how we treat it. Remembering that every dollar counts In the moment, one of the biggest struggles that people have with their finances is losing sight of the big picture. This largely is a result […] Read more »

DIY Repair: 4 Things To Check Before Replacing Your Garbage Disposal

I thought my Sunday afternoon would be spent replacing my garbage disposal. It had stopped working the day before after washing some food scraps down the drain and turning it on. It made a funny noise, and after turning it off and back on, it ceased to make any noise at all. I figured the motor had burnt out, and that my wallet was about to be burnt to the tune of $80. Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting I mentioned my situation to my neighbor, who gave me a few suggestions to try before heading to the hardware store to buy a […] Read more »

When Going into Debt Can Pay Off

One thing that we are constantly told throughout our lives is that debt is a bad thing. Although this is true in a majority of cases, this blanket statement isn’t necessarily factual.   Going into debt can be a good thing and in a handful of cases, it can help you further yourself. Although this may sound confusing, you can learn more by reading below.   1 – Going to College or University To improve your chances of finding a well-paying job, you should go to post-secondary school. However, it can be difficult to go to college or university if […] Read more »