• Reader Mailbag: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Help getting out of debt 2. Supporting newly frugal friend 3. Frugal movie night 4. Prioritizing debt repayment 5. Outdoor exercise in winter 6. Managing recipes …

  • Learn How to Use Online Bill Pay (336/365)

    Online banking and online bill pay is one of the greatest technological innovations for personal finance in the last few decades. Online bill pay makes it much easier than before to pay one’s bills and, in many cases, makes the whole process automatic. Before online bill pay came along, paying bills meant addressing and stamping …

  • Turning Passion Into Income Via Youtube

    Over Thanksgiving weekend, I had an chance to spend some time with my oldest nephew, who has really impressed me lately with the mature young man he’s becoming. He works hard, has a good attitude, values his family greatly, and has an obviously strong relationship with a young woman who seems quite nice (though I …

  • If You Know You’re Going to Be Late on a Bill, Call Them (335/365)

    It seems so simple, yet it works so well. Sometimes a bill just falls through the cracks. We forget about paying it. We’re on a trip and don’t check our mail in time. A big unexpected insurance bill hits at the same time and we choose to pay the insurance bill first. A bill slides …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #102

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Haruki Murakami on money and time This was one of the most difficult lessons I’ve ever had to learn. “Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend …