Today's article is inspired by an email conversation with a complete stranger. This needs a little explaining. I have a personal email account with the form of first letter, last name at a very large email provider. For example: [email protected] A few times a year people send me email thinking that they are emailing their friend Joe, Jen, or James. Whenever I get these, I try to help the person out by explaining that their email … [Read More...]
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Today, I have a deal for you that I myself am very likely to jump on. Also, I don't make a penny if you jump on it or not. That's an extremely rare combination in the personal finance blogging world nowadays. When I started this blog in 2006, I had an awesome Sprint SERO plan which was $30 for voice/text/data. Then the iPhone and other smart phones created a path for mobile companies to up the charges as they built up their networks. It … [Read More...]
Happy Tax Day... said no one ever. In fact, taxes are so bad that people forgo billions of dollars collectively to just get it over with. I just got an email my tax preparer that our extension is safely filed. Phew! Wait, what! Extension?!?! It's true. For around the 10th year in a row, we are filing an extension. Actually, "we" is wrong. My wife did ALL of the difficult personal tax stuff. I've been slow to put together the … [Read More...]