Author: Matt (page 1 of 10)

Why We’re Changing How We Eat – Even If It’s More Expensive

For most of the year, our grocery spending has averaged around $350 a month for 2 people, plus another $100-150 for restaurants.  I’ve always battled the grocery bill especially since I work in a restaurant, which means that I get … read more

Can You Get Ahead Working in Food Service?

Recently I wrote a post detailing my “career” working in restaurants.  It was great to reflect on some of the choices I made coming out of college, especially with a less-than-marketable degree and entering a still rough economy.

A couple … read more

Investing Is Like Driving

I’ve always enjoyed driving.  I don’t have a need for speed or a desire to own a sporty car.

When I get in my car, I think about all the moving parts formed together, all the different systems and pieces … read more

Money Update – September 2017

Every month I’ll post an update on my finances from the last month, with a focus on increasing income, spending less, and maintaining a high savings rate.  You can see previous updates here.

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It’s no secret that I love credit card rewards. For a little bit of effort you can get cash back on what you already spend AND pick up some nice sign-up bonuses if you, ahem, read more

FIRE Prowess Score for Finance Yo Self

Measuring Wealth can be complicated.  Money, happiness, health, love, security, purpose, and freedom are just some of the ingredients for a rich life.

What ingredients you need, and how much, is up to you.  Some of them you just know.  … read more

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