Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/25/19

I recently watched a motivational video in which the speaker explained the way to find your passion is to try a bunch of things and see what you find most interesting. Then, keep doing it to see if it develops into a passion, or if it’s just something that’s “meh.”  I’ve been smoking meat for close to 10 years now, and I think I’m safe in saying it’s one of my passions.  This weekend, I’m going to try a new challenge.  I’m going to smoke a pork belly.  I hear if it’s done right, it will be the best pulled […] Read more »

Fender Benders: Do These 3 Things To Protect Yourself Financially

  I slowed down and came to a stop as the traffic light in front of me turned red. Suddenly I heard tires screeching, and a “thunk” as my van lurched forward. I had been hit from behind. I got out of my van and signaled the driver behind me to pull into the gas station across the street. Inspection of both vehicles showed no damage other than a small scuff on the other driver’s front bumper from my license plate, which he wasn’t concerned about. Preparing to leave, the other driver was shocked when I asked to exchange insurance […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/18/19

I’m working from home today, and writing this from my kitchen table watching it snow outside.  It’s been a mild winter with warmer than normal temps and very little snow thus far. While that’s about to change (arctic blast headed our way next week), the warmer temperatures have significantly reduced my utility bills. While I’m a big believer in snowy winters, I don’t mind the extra cash in my budget this far into the winter. Huge fist pump for lower utility bills AND my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump The Government Shutdown is Every […] Read more »

Managing Your Money: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself to See If You Need a Credit Card

Credits cards are a convenient way to spend money that offers purchase flexibility and special offerings to cardholders who sign up. Each card offers something different, but most of the time it’s centred around ways to spend more. So, before you get your next credit card, here are 5 things you should ask yourself. Is it necessary for you? It is enticing when credit card companies offer 250,000 bonus miles when you sign up or 0% interest the first year you use the card —but the important question is whether this card is a necessity for you. Think about the […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/11

It may be the weekend, but I’m really looking forward to Monday.  I have a date with my wife on Monday that cost us $100 a ticket to go out to eat. You might be confused at this point, since dropping $200 on dinner doesn’t sound like the home cooking, frugal, hate to go out to eat guy I normally portray myself as.  The thing is, this isn’t just any meal, it’s a 5 course gourmet dinner with wine pairing.  It’s food I can’t make, and wine I would never pay the price per bottle for. It’s an experience, and […] Read more »

Save Money Buying Gift Cards At Costco

It’s a well known fact customers save money buying items in bulk at Costco. But there’s another way to save money at Costco that makes a membership worth the price all by itself. The product I’m talking about is gift cards, and you can save big time purchasing gift cards at Costco. My wife and I stop into Costco each and every time we go to our favorite restaurant. It’s unbelievably convenient given it’s literally right across the street. Buying a gift card from Costco saves us 25% on our bill. Checkout more details on how to save money by […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/4

Happy New Year, EOD Nation!  2019 is young and full of potential.  Personally, I’m putting a renewed focus on my health, looking to lose about 40 pounds and run a half marathon (already registered) in June. I’ve also got some financial goals, including pumping up that emergency fund! I have fun events already planned (and paid for!) in 2019 including seeing one of my favorite bands in concert, a trip to Florida with a large group of friends, and a four day music festival in northern Minnesota. I’m sure more fun and exciting things will pop up, but 2019 is […] Read more »

Applying For Personal Loans Online Could Be Cheaper. Here’s How!

When in the midst of a financial emergency, finding a way to get cash quickly with the least amount of penalties is crucial. However, many types of loans can only be used for specific expenses and are difficult to obtain. However, with personal loans, qualifying is easy, and the borrowed money can be used to pay anything from late bills to medical treatment. Even better, personal loans can sometimes be more affordable than other loans and financing options. Here’s how. Personal loans usually have lower rates than credit cards. If you have good credit, opting for a personal loan might […] Read more »

Go Ahead And Make Your New Year’s Resolution

A growing trend has emerged in recent years, I like to call it resolution shaming. Tomorrow is January 1st, the start of a brand new year and many will use the turning of the calendar as an opportunity to put the past behind them and begin working on new financial goals. In response, others will mock resolutions makers because many will abandon their goals within days or weeks. I say screw ’em. January 1st is the perfect time to begin working on a new financial goal. Why You Should Make A New Year Resolution One thing that sets humans apart […] Read more »

4 Bad Professional Habits that Contribute to Debt

It’s clear that personal choices, preferences, and behaviors can contribute to debt. Indeed, most people closely associate debt with personal finance decisions –– and with good reason. However, professional habits can also influence an individual’s financial standing, and in some instances, plunge hard-working employees into debt. With that in mind, today we’re going to explore four work-related habits that can have far-reaching consequences for your bottom-line: Switching Careers & Relocating Some people never feel comfortable in one job or one location. As a result, they end up bouncing around from city-to-city and office-to-office. Considering that professionals often experience great difficulty […] Read more »

SL Account Management Provides Financial Assistance

With a record number of student loans going into default and rising levels of student debt facing post-secondary graduates, companies like SL Account Management have made a name for themselves based on assisting borrowers with their student loans. From the initial financial analysis to document preparation and loan recertification, the SL loan specialists work with their clients to find a fully customized solution to student debt issues that is sustainable and efficient. Initiating SL Account Management contact will get you started on the road to debt recovery and financial freedom. Financial Analysis The SL loan specialists give each and every […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 12/28

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! As of today, my heart’s been beating for 45 years.  I’m hoping for at least another 45 and have plenty to look forward to.  My future is bright, and I always believe my future is going to be better than my past (and my past has been pretty great).  Keep on loving life, EOD Nation! Fist pump to birthdays, bright futures, and my favorite posts of the week! Post That Make Me Fist Pump 10 Tips To Nail Your New Years Resolutions from Money Beagle Stop Giving Markets Your Attention from Boomer […] Read more »

Affordable Auto Insurance: Are There Ways to Cut Spending on Car Insurance?

Car insurance is vital for anyone that owns an automobile. The costs incurred in an accident can soar to eye-watering figures, and unless you are covered, these will come out of your back pocket, causing financial insecurity for years. There is no way around it. Auto insurance adds to your automobile expenses. But the good news is that insurance premiums can differ by hundreds of dollars and there are several ways to ensure you are getting a good deal on your car insurance policy. Shop Around The best way to ensure you are getting the best deal around is by […] Read more »