Saving Money

These 9 Apps Help You Save, Make, and Even Invest Money While You Shop

Try as I might to do all my shopping online, I still find myself running errands around town at least on a weekly basis.

And my guess is you’re in the same boat.

With Christmas and the holiday season coming up, I wanted to share a few cool apps and resources that can help you save money while you shop, make a few extra bucks, and even invest your change.

Gravy Time

With Thanksgiving coming up, I want to introduce the concept of Gravy Time.

Gravy Time is the time you’re working because you want to, not because you have to.

Hopefully you have Gravy Time in your day, in your month, your year, and even your life.

Here’s how it works: Once you’ve earned enough to cover your obligations, everything else is gravy.

12 Ways to Save Money on Conferences

Last month I attended two industry conferences, ICON15 in Phoenix and New Media Expo in Las Vegas. My total travel and registration expenses were just $249.98 for both shows combined.

(Not including food and drinks.)

No matter what industry you’re in, I believe conferences are a great way to make lasting connections and friendships, and to learn from leaders in your space.

94: Tax Saving Tips for Side Hustlers

It’s tax season, and I think it would be foolish to give Uncle Sam more than you’re legally required to.

This week I’m joined by Joshua Sheats from and the host of the Radical Personal Finance podcast.

He explains there are 2 tax codes: the personal tax code and the business tax code. As a business owner, even as a side hustler, there are a number of distinct tax advantages available to you. Listen in and keep your hard-earned dollars!

I Earned $30 an Hour Doing My Own Car Maintenance

This week my car was due for an oil change so I dutifully took it into the shop like I do every 5000 miles.

Each trip there makes me nervous, because I have 115,000 miles on it, and I’m always worried they’re going to find something catastrophically wrong and crazy expensive that needs fixing.

This time, they informed me the battery tested low and was due to be replaced.