Money and Happiness can coexist.

Let's face the facts: Life is hard and you're never going to get ahead. That's what most people are going to tell you. I, on the other hand, am going to tell you the truth. I have over 100 articles on this blog that address this topic directly. If you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, or for a forum to discuss hot stock tips, this isn't the place. Instead, we'll discuss intelligent investing, doing things the smarter (and often easier) way, and living efficient, happy lives.

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How to fly for free on Southwest.

Over the past few years my wife and I (and occasionally our kids) have flown at least 10 domestic flights for free. At first we didn’t have much of a strategy. We would just utilize the bonus points from a new credit card to purchase flights whenever we were headed out of town. But over time a system emerged that made…

Battle of the ecommerce platforms

Battle of the ecommerce platforms.

Most people realize that blogging is a stepping stone to other things. Those things normally include writing a book, becoming a public speaker, or opening some sort of online business (consulting or whatever). It makes sense. You get a great introduction into writing, building a brand and you get a taste of what being your own boss feels like. So,…


Republic Wireless wants to buy you Chipotle burritos.

One year ago this month I made the switch to Republic Wireless. They were offering these ridiculously cheap cell phone plans that Verizon (my at-the-time current carrier) couldn’t match. They were boasting unlimited everything. Ha! Naturally, I was skeptical. How could you not be when the average monthly bill was upward of $100? Being the eager and frugal gentleman that I…