What’s Going On in the Blogosphere: Episode 11

The personal finance blogosphere - the world of blogs - is vast

Each week I’m going to try to put together a list of 3-5 great blog posts I’ve read from other personal finance bloggers. These posts are a collection of things I find interesting and thought-provoking, and if you like the content I’m posting I’d encourage you to check out some of the posts in this list. There are many more posts I recommend throughout the week on Twitter – if you aren’t following me yet, please head over there and give me a Follow or follow me on Facebook.   Apathy Ends: Turning Savings Hacks into Charity Hacks The great thing about being more conscious of what we’re doing with our money is that it increases our capacity to help other people, both […]

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Guest Posting at The Dad Wallet

Good morning! Today I don’t have a regularly-scheduled post for Married with Money. Instead, you can head on over to The Dad Wallet where I have a guest post up. I will talk about transitioning from being in debt to saving and investing. If you’re in this stage, approaching it, or maybe already past it but not where you want to be on the saving and investing front, give it a read! Here’s a brief snippet:   You’ve slaved away at your debt for months – or in some cases years. Scrimping and hustling to knock out debt has been your focus for as long as you can remember. And then, perhaps anti-climatically, you find yourself gazing at the horizon, […]

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Visualize Your Accounts Using a Money Map

Note: Those links in here? I may make a little bit of money if you sign up using them. That money helps me keep the site running. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Knowing your financial metrics is extremely important. It’s what lets you gauge if you’re on the right track or if you need to make some changes. We track net worth, income, expenses, and other things using Personal Capital. But, for all of its awesomeness, it’s missing one key component: the actual structure of how money flows in and out of our lives. Enter the Money Map. A Money Map is like a treasure map of your finances. It outlines how all the money in your life […]

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Alright, Equifax Got Hacked: What Should You Do?

In case you haven’t heard the news, Equifax got hacked. Like, a big security breach. For those of you unfamiliar, Equifax is one of the three Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies in the US. The two other ones are Experian and TransUnion. Equifax recently came out and notified the public of a security breach that resulted in the leak of personal information (SSN’s, addresses, credit card numbers, etc.), potentially impacting about 143 million consumers. Should You Check To see If You Were Impacted? When you hear a number like 143 million, the first question is probably: is my information safe? Equifax has set up a special page to check if you were impacted. But, there’s a potential drawback with this. In addition to rumors of […]

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What’s Going On in the Blogosphere: Episode 10

The personal finance blogosphere - the world of blogs - is vast

Each week I’m going to try to put together a list of 3-5 great blog posts I’ve read from other personal finance bloggers. These posts are a collection of things I find interesting and thought-provoking, and if you like the content I’m posting I’d encourage you to check out some of the posts in this list. There are many more posts I recommend throughout the week on Twitter – if you aren’t following me yet, please head over there and give me a Follow or follow me on Facebook.   Minafi: An Interactive Guide to Early Retirement and Financial Independence This guide, six weeks in the making by Adam at Minafi, is incredibly cool. It’s an interactive tool that you use and see […]

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Get An MIT Education For Free

Have you ever wanted to get an MIT education, but don’t have $70k a year to do it? What options might you have? Of course student loans are available (for those who want to be a quarter million dollars in debt when they graduate). Scholarships and grants are another good step to research, but chances are most of us won’t get enough in those to cover tuition. So, what’s a hopeful learner to do? Go to MIT for free, of course! The Real Deal No, this isn’t a gimmick. For anybody wishing to learn about basically anything MIT offers most of its course material online, 100% free of charge. It’s called MIT OpenCourseWare and it’s an incredible resource for anybody looking for […]

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Do You Know What STD’s Your Partner Has?

When you’re dating someone and marriage is potentially on the horizon, it’s important to discuss a number of different things. Of course, regular conversations will come up early on in your dating. Things like hobbies, jobs, and other relatively easy topics to talk about. When things start getting serious in a relationship, though, some more difficult conversations need to be had. Things like specifically how much money the other person makes? What are your life-long goals? Do you want kids? Some of these conversations can be deal-breakers, and many of them are private. Especially when you start talking about STD’s. Be Open and Honest About STD’s No, I’m not talking about those STD’s. I’m talking about Sexually Transmitted Debt. Debt […]

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Personal Capital: My Favorite Net Worth, Retirement, and Cash Flow Tracker

Disclaimer: If you register for a Personal Capital account through the links in this article, I may receive compensation. I never recommend things I don’t personally use and believe in. For more information, please read my full Disclaimer. I’ll admit: as a personal finance blogger I love checking out new tools and things to make my life easier. From Peer to Peer Lending, to different budgeting tricks, and ways to cut down bills…if it can potentially help our financial situation, I’m interested in it. I’ve been tracking our Net Worth for a while now. I always had a general idea of where I stood, but as I’ve changed jobs over the years and my investments have gotten a bit spread out, it […]

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What’s Going On in the Blogosphere: Episode 9

The personal finance blogosphere - the world of blogs - is vast

Each week I’m going to try to put together a list of 3-5 great blog posts I’ve read from other personal finance bloggers. These posts are a collection of things I find interesting and thought-provoking, and if you like the content I’m posting I’d encourage you to check out some of the posts in this list. There are many more posts I recommend throughout the week on Twitter – if you aren’t following me yet, please head over there and give me a Follow or follow me on Facebook.   Debts to Riches: Keeping Up With The Mustachians Nearly everyone’s heard of keeping up with the Joneses, right? It turns out that even with financially-savvy minds, comparing yourself to others can still have […]

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8 Better Ways To Use $1000 Than Buying An iPhone 8

Holy crap. Those were the only words I could muster when I read headlines that the iPhone 8, scheduled for this fall, is slated to be a $1000 cell phone. FOUR. DIGITS. Even as a technology nerd, that’s absolutely insane to me. Yes, I’ll be dropping some serious cash on some new phones in the future (more on that in a future post) but we’ll come in far below that price per phone. CNET’s Take Recently CNET posted an article proclaiming that the iPhone 8’s astronomical price tag was, in fact, no big deal. But if you have any financial sense, it is a big damn deal no matter how you slice it. Here are the reasons CNET is wrong. […]

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