The following is a blog swap post from Joe at Retire By 40, where he writes about his journey to early retirement and other fun stuff along the way. Check out my post I Don’t Mind Paying Full Price For Experiences at his site today! What are things you never go cheap on and why? This is a pretty tough question for me. The crux of the question is the definition of cheap. If cheap means paying less than full price, then I go cheap on pretty much every product I purchase. We buy generic brand groceries because it's cheaper and the … [Read more...] about What Are Things You Never Go Cheap On and Why?
People email me and ask all the time where they should invest their short-term cash. Because of the stock market’s shaky returns lately or even those who are saving for a goal like a down payment on a home, more people are holding cash in their investment portfolios than ever before. That is the case for young investors too. Young investors are holding more cash than ever before in their investment portfolios instead of putting that money to work in the stock market. So, where should you stash cash in the short term? There are several … [Read more...] about Top 3 Short Term Cash Investments You Should Consider Now!
Betterment is an investing website that tackles the perceived complexity of investing head on. I hear it time and time again from the readers of Money Q&A and even my own family members that they simply are scared to invest because they think that it is too complicated. Betterment works to break down that notion and makes investing a simple process that is goal oriented. While Betterment is essentially a stock brokerage firm, it takes the title to a new level targeting the segment of potential investors that have been sorely lacking … [Read more...] about Betterment Review – An Easy Way To Start Investing
Have you ever wondered where people get the things that they sell on eBay or Half.com? Have you ever stalked an item on eBay? My wife used to desperately want a crystal Tiffany’s iconic blue box. For weeks, I stalked the item on eBay in order to get it for her for Christmas one year. I was barely able to find it in time. I almost had to pay full price for the crystal box. Have you ever seen items in stores that you know are selling for a higher price on eBay? Have you ever seen items on a website that you know sell for a higher price on … [Read more...] about How to Make Easy Money Selling Online with eBay Arbitrage
I was walking around Target the other day when I ran across this shelf of piggybanks that are featured on this picture. And, I just had to snap this picture. I wondered if having a personalized piggybank will help inspire you to save more money. I have a jar sitting on my dresser that says "casino money" right on the front of it. It is one of many that you can buy that lists what your savings goal is. I have seen others that say things like "new car", "down payment", "vacation", etc. Mine just happens to say "Casino Money" because I have a … [Read more...] about Would A Crazy, Wacky Piggybank Help You Save More?
What do you measure in your life? Do you count calories? Do you count how many visitors check out your website everyday (or every hour if you are me)? You should be counting things in your life. Counting implies that there is a goal in the end that you are counting towards something in the end. Thos with a goal have been shown in studies to ultimately be more successful in life. A study of Harvard MBA students in 1979 who were followed for ten years found that the 13% of the class who had made goals for themselves were earning, on … [Read more...] about The Only Two Numbers You Should Measure in Your Finances