Archive for the ‘Personal Finance’ Category

Credit Karma Introduces Insights For Clear Account Management and Bill Tracking

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by 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 […]

How To Save Money When Attending Professional Conferences

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by 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 […]

5 Ways Being Stupid Will Cost You

Posted on May 27th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

People are pretty stupid. You have to admit it, the human race as a whole is not something to be proud of. Sure we have the philosophers and greats throughout history but they are few and far between. Here are five ways being stupid can cost you money. Speeding. This should be pretty obvious but […]

How To Play Your Finance By Ear

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

This past year I’ve really gotten in touch with my musical side. I’ve been learning the piano feverishly, trying to rise up and meet my own challenge. While music and personal finance may seem world apart I’ve come to see many correlations between the two. Play your finances by ear In music, there are many […]

Fear and Frenzy: How Do They Affect You?

Posted on March 31st, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

Fear – it’s so primal yet so illogical. A fear or phobia can’t always be explained but can’t be argued either. One thing is certain though, fear is contagious. Take my two daughters for instance. My oldest daughter has been deathly afraid of bugs since she was little. I think that somewhat had something to […]

Refund Anticipation Loan?

Posted on January 27th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

So I heard on the radio that H&R Block is offering Tax Refund Anticipation Loans…wow really? They aren’t the only ones but one of the bigger companies providing this service (and I use the term service very loosely). I’m sure this has been around for years but I’ve never heard of such a thing. Here’s […]

My Brothers First Financial Meltdown

Posted on November 8th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

You can check out the second part of this article here Back in May this year, my older brother came to me with a problem. He asked me to loan him money because he was getting behind on his bills and didn’t think he could make his payments that month. He wanted to borrow the […]