Credit Karma Introduces Insights For Clear Account Management and Bill Tracking

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

Years ago I wrote about, an awesome system that I’ve been using since beta to track all my finances online. Mint offers the ability to easily add financial institutions to your account, see deposits and withdrawals as well as get notified of upcoming bills. Mint is now a veteran in the account management space and have a huge following  but their system is lacking in a few areas, specifically anything beyond account management.

For credit monitoring, I’ve been using Credit Karma for years now. They offer your credit score, free. Along with your credit score, their platform gives you a credit report card, […] Continue Reading…

Netflix – The Final Frontier?

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

Netflix, what an interesting company. They have been a pioneer since they opened their doors in 1997 and a few months back, my wife and I finally caved and decided to keep a subscription beyond the free trial.

We actually were full members of Netflix back in 2006 when they only offered DVDs and the plan was cheaper. The reason we canceled our membership was that we moved to a more remote location in the US and it took almost a week for our DVD’s to be delivered where prior to that, it only took about 2 days…that’s really not […] Continue Reading…

5 Tips For Overseas Travel

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

Recently I travelled from Sydney to Chicago. Many things happened on this trip that with a little forethought I could have avoided. As such, here are my 5 tips to consider when you are travelling overseas!

Check your passport

This might sound basic but I ran around trying to update my passport to my married name. Finding someone who knew me for long enough and was either enrolled to vote or had an Australian passport was harder than I expected. Once I finally found someone I still had my first application rejected then when I was doing the second application I […] Continue Reading…

Fashonify Review – A New Way To Find Your Style

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

Everything today is about connectivity. You want to be connected with your friends, family and even people you’ve never met before, and they you. Why is that? One reason is we want information but in many cases it’s more specific than just that, we want input from others – advice, experience based opinion, guidance. People pay lots and lots of money for this kind of information in the professional world. People that take your money to give opinion are called consultants 😉

Well, now you can stop paying for consulting, at least in the fashion world.

A new service just launched […] Continue Reading…

Lessons Learned From The Financial Blogger Conference

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

Well, I made it back in one piece! The Financial Blogger Conference was amazing. There were hundreds of bloggers as far as the eye could see. No one batted an eye at my complaints about having to pay for WiFi or my trying to split a cab anywhere we went. It was heaven 🙂 so many like-minded individuals in one place, and all there to grow as a whole.

The conference was organized by one Phil Taylor, and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. The speaker list was amazing, the food, sponsors and swag fantastic and […] Continue Reading…

How To Save Money When Attending Professional Conferences

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

I don’t know if you’ve heard but the first ever Personal Finance Blog Conference is being help this week and I’m going!! I’m so excited about this because not only is it very niche specific, just about every personal finance blogger I’ve met online throughout the years will be there. I’m looking forward to getting to know all these great bloggers even better and am excited to visit Chicago, where the conference is being held.

Some people attend conferences on a regular basis but I made a goal and limit to attend one, and only one conference this year. They […] Continue Reading…

The Big Ugly Truth About Daily Deal Sites

Posted by Jesse Michelsen

I have been hesitant to talk about the daily deal site boom until now because I felt like there was something missing…well, now I know what it was.

I’ve used a few deal sites myself and gotten some great deals. I used Groupon and snagged a sweet Amazon gift card at half price for a $10 score. I used Living Social to buy a Fandango gift certificate, two tickets for $9 which I used to see Harry Potter 7 Part 2 with my wife, effectively destroying my record of having not been to the movie theater in five years. And […] Continue Reading…