After the incredible response to last year’s “12 Days of FI Christmas” Lego music video, I couldn’t pass up the chance to put out a new holiday ditty.
For 2018, a whole new cast of 20 (!!!!) Lego-fied personal finance bloggers takes to the screen in “Waiting to Enact Our FIRE Plans,” a send-up of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.”
The talented My Sons Father created and photographed most of the Lego characters again this year, and Joel from FI180 wrote an amazing musical arrangement and sang those silky smooth vocals. I wrote the lyrics and storyline and put the video together. Continue reading
There are hundreds of credit card options out there, and deciding which one to choose can be a tough task. There is no one best card. It’s all about picking the right credit card for your financial situation.
With that in mind, here’s a guide to what you should look for based on your goals, habits and finances. Continue reading
Many of us have made financial mistakes. I’m certainly no exception.
Mistakes are the currency of experience, and experience is the fertile ground in which better future decisions are based. So while I won’t say it’s all bad … I could have done these things better.
I wish I would have: Continue reading
The soggy wad of bills in my pocket had grown from $80 to over $300 in just a few minutes. Eight strangers were huddled under umbrellas in and around our rented UHaul yelling at me to tell them prices and then negotiate a deal.
“How about $15?”
With every sale I lifted the flimsy plastic poncho, pulled the mountain of cash from my shorts pocket, and added to it or peeled off tens, fives and singles for change. There were always three people who wanted my attention and two others telling me I better watch the rest because they’ll all rob me blind if I turn around.
Welcome back to the flea market. Continue reading
A few months back, I wrote about “The credit card superpowers you probably forgot about.” I pored over all the benefits tucked away in the information booklet you get when you sign up for a credit card, including travel protection, life insurance, and an extended warranty on most purchases.
So when my cell phone started dying with more than half the battery life remaining, I figured it was time to put this warranty business to the test. Continue reading