Personal Finance Blog Round-Up: Yakezie Carnival

This week I signed up to host the Yakezie Carnival.  The carnival is brought to you by the network of personal finance bloggers of the Yakezie.  You can submit your articles or sign up to host at Blogger Carnivals.  There are a lot of articles included but I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites and […]

What Credit Cards Will Work Abroad in Europe, UAE, Asia?

Traveling abroad and paying for everything has gotten a lot easier over the past 10 years.  I’ve never had the pleasure of using a travelers check but I hear they were quite the adventure.  Nowadays though, when I travel abroad I take two debit cards, two credit cards and a couple hundred dollars in cash. […]

The Apple Price Premium: Are Mac Computers, Ipods and Iphones Worth the Extra Money?

From my seat on the couch I can look around and see my fiancee’s iPhone 5, my old iPhone 4, my Apple TV and oh yeah I’m typing on a MacBook Pro.  Obivously, we’ve been using Apple products for quite some time now but I still remember our family’s first Macintosh computer in the early […]

How Much Money Would it Take to Leave a Great Life?

When I graduated college four years ago, I faced a tough job market with very few prospects.  I had a couple interviews but I was only offered one position as a navigation/systems engineer in Palmdale, CA. Even though it was my only offer at the time, it was still a tough decision.  I debated about […]

Guest Post: What to Look for in an Online Brokerage

Happy Monday to everyone.  Today I’m glad to bring you a great guest post from my friend John at Frugal Rules.  Please take a moment to visit his site if you enjoy the article! We’ve all seen the commercials for online brokerages; one has a green line, another wants you to talk to someone named […]

December Deals & Steals and a Blog Link Round-Up

I love December for a litany of reasons but my favorite part is all the deals that pop up throughout the month.  During the year, I’m pretty good about not buying stuff I don’t need, but come December, it seems like I’m buying something every other day.  Sometimes I don’t even know who I’m going […]

A Review of My Experience With Car2go San Diego: A Car Sharing Service

Although Car2go hasn’t reached every major city yet, there is probably some type of car sharing service available in your local metropolitan.  Whether it’s Zipcar or some other service, the idea of car sharing has really taken off over the past couple years.  I’m pretty intrigued by the whole idea because less cars on the […]