This guys an idiot

Adam Personal Finance 5 Comments

I was recently reading an article in The Atlantic titled The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans. I’ve got to be honest, I was feeling pretty disgusted by the time I was done. How many times are these stupid, upper class yuppies going to complain about where the economy is but take little responsibility for their own actions? Does he take some level …

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8 Steps to Simplify Your Finances (And Life) in 2016

Adam Personal Finance 3 Comments

I hate that people find their financial life stressful. I understand why it’s the case if your income doesn’t meet your needs or you’ve got a pile of debt to think about. But this problem seems to exist even among the “mass affluent” with their outsized incomes and Automatic Bill Pay If it can be autopaid, do it. There’s no …

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2015 – A Year in Review

Adam My Life, Personal Finance 6 Comments

We set some lofty and quite varied set of goals for 2015. We didn’t hit them all, but I feel pretty good about another year. I switched companies, it’s rough times in Houston, and we’ve had a lot of other changes (like most years I guess), but we’ve managed to get a lot of good things done. More good things …

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The Frugal Christmas Gift Giving Guide

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If you’re anything like me, Christmas can be painful on the pocket book. I have my parents, grandparents, siblings and Caitlin has the same. Beyond that my parents have 10 SIBLINGS COMBINED and most have spouses and many have children. I would need to look, but I believe over the last few years our gift list has been in excess of 30 …


Index Card Challenge – Part 3

Adam Investing, Personal Finance 7 Comments

This is part 3 of the index card challenge. To check out the earlier submissions head over to Part 1 and Part 2 or head to the Index Card Challenge. Definitely check it out if you came over from my collaboration with J. Money over at RockStar Finance since we didn’t post all the cards there and you don’t want to miss …


Another Craigslist Win

Adam Personal Finance 2 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before there are 2 keys to winning at Craigslist: Patience If you need something in less than a month, Craigslist isn’t for you. It’s not full of deals to be had. It’s mostly junk and usually overpriced. In order to snag the real deals that I love to find, you have to be willing to wait and …