Four Simple End Money Arguments in Your Relationship

How does money affect your relationship? Money is one of the most common reasons for contention in relationships.  How can we change this? Our solution:  a set of simple money rules for situations where emotions can often take the driver’s Read More

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What's So Bad About Working For the Man?

Many people insist that you can only get rich by becoming an entrepreneur, by working for yourself. I counter with “What’s wrong with working for the man?” I understand where the opposition is coming from.  With a W2 job, you Read More


The Best Way to 401k: Helping You Understand Your 401k

How do you feel when setting up your 401k? Stressed?  Confused?  Indifferent? Me too. Before I started reading personal finance blogs, I had little-to-no idea what a 401k was, or why I needed to use it. I would flip through Read More

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How to Get to Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta is a little city on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. It’s very hot and humid, generally hovering in the 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit range. It’s a popular destination for tourists, mainly because of its proximity to Tayrona National Read More


Things I Wish I Had Known Then #4 – FREE MONEY!

What’s that, Frugal Mermaid?  Did you say FREE?  You’d better believe it.  In this post, I’m going to show you ways to get free and {almost} free money or rewards.  You want some? *Free* 1. Rewards credit cards You can Read More