I have a friend who owns a farm in Missouri.
Actually, he owns a whole bunch of farms. Thousands of acres.
We will call him Gary. Because that’s his name.
Gary has taught me so much about money.
Some intentional, but some of most valuable lessons were things that he wasn’t actually trying to teach me.
Here is what I have learned from Gary and how we can all apply it…
The average person spends 9 years of their life watching TV.
That’s just from watching TV a few hours everyday.
But that’s not you, right? I mean, you don’t spend hours and hours in front of the TV.
That’s unproductive and a waste of your time…and you know it.
But what about Facebook? We spend 700 billion minutes on Facebook every month, across the world.
And then considering that we spend 174 billion minutes on YouTube each month, it’s hard to imagine that there is any time left. I think we all remember the first time we logged onto YouTube. Those suggested videos in the sidebar will get you…and keep you…for days.
As you will see in a moment, I used to waste hours everyday without even realizing it.
Here is how I figured out where my time was going and how I took control of it…
Who doesn’t love shopping on Amazon?
It’s hard to beat the prices, but what if I told you that you can do better?
I’m not talking about shopping somewhere else.
I’m talking about better deals where you already shop. On Amazon.
Here are 9 tools to become a master shopper on Amazon…
How much time do you spend dealing with email? Too much?
You really don’t have to. Don’t let email steal your time.
There are ways to get organized and decluttered. And there are great tools out there to help you along the way.
Some things you are doing may be completely unnecessary and you can just cut them out all together.
Read on if you’re tired of letting email steal your time…
MoneyMiniBlog 2.0 is here!
Every Monday, I’ll post an article to help you with your finances.
Every Thursday, I’ll post an article to help you be more productive.
Check out the new “Learn More About” link at the top of the page. Hover over it to learn more about getting started, budgeting, paying off debt, investing, saving money and credit cards.
Also, be sure to check out my new about page, while you’re here.
Let me know what you think of the new design and layout.
I’ve been putting together a list of the principles that this blog is founded on. Without further ado…
These are the 20 financial principles I’ve compiled over the last year…
If you’re like me, you are always finding ways to be more productive.
Increasing your productivity is one of the quickest ways to accomplish your goals.
If you want to get better or learn about something new, you will need to “buy some time”.
We all have the same amount of time in a day.
It’s about how we use that time…
“Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience is what you get from not reading it.” -Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Insurance is filled with small print and big consequences.
Sometimes it’s about reading between the tiny lines.
Nobody likes reading it, but it’s important. Why else would they make it so small?
Insurance policies are fun, right? Sure they are…
Well, at least the good news is that we don’t have to read them very often.
So why should you be reading them? What should you be looking for?
When you hear about the financial aspects of the military, you won’t get far without hearing the word “benefits”.
As we all know, the benefits range from pride in serving your country all the way down to your food allowance (BAS).
Why do we hear so much about the benefits?
Because the base pay isn’t that impressive, but once you add in the benefits, military pay doesn’t look too shabby.
The benefits go outside the realm of health insurance and allowances.
Let’s look at some benefits that the military has to offer that aren’t mentioned quite as often…