I was having lunch with a travel hacker in my area the other day and we got to talking about different approaches to the game.My personal approach depends almost entirely
Here at Saverocity, our glorious leader Matt and I have a difference in opinion, which is always more fun than agreement, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to
The other day someone on Twitter linked to this very interesting essay by Marc Andreesen of Andreesen Horowitz, the prominent venture capital firm, which I highly recommend if, l..
It’s that time again: time to register for quarterly bonus earnings on all your credit cards, including the ones you never use.Chase FreedomContinuing a pretty great streak of bo..
A few different situations have recently set me to ruminating on a curious problem that I think doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. My working name for this problem is
I’d like to set some facts up on the board:
In 1966, prior to the Johnson Administration’s “War on Poverty,” 28.5% of Americans over the age of 65 were living below
Something that I find separates me from the classical financial independence/early retirement community is the particular obsession of that community with achieving financial ind..
I hope everyone had a glorious Labor Day and marched in solidarity with our worker brothers and sisters around the country and around the world. There are quite a few
In the last few years US Bank has made a number of negative tweaks to the Flexperks Travel Rewards Visa Signature card. They restricted the once-generous “grocery” bonus category..
This is my second and last year of top-tier Hyatt elite status. I matched to Diamond status during their short-lived offer when the Starwood-Marriott merger was announced, then r..
I haven’t written about this lately, so hopefully my long-time readers will indulge me as I dive back into what I find is one of the most under-appreciated risks of
One of the more curious tricks played by late capitalism on the minds of its subjects is conceptually transforming all aspects of life into different forms of capital. From this
Roth IRA’s are interesting vehicles because, among other things, contributions can be withdrawn at any time penalty-free. Since contributions are capped annually but can be withd..
I always have a good time reading the latest explanation for how easy it is to save money if you just make a few simple sacrifices, whether it’s your daily
As some readers may know, in a former life I worked as an English language teacher in Russia. At that time, it was typical for expats to arrive on a
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but this afternoon a podcast I was listening to finally inspired me to put digital pen to internet paper. The
I wrote about a related topic recently, and some people thought it a little odd or rambling, I’ve no doubt this will have the same effect. But since a big
I recently returned from a long weekend trip to my hometown (made longer by one voluntary bump and one involuntary missed connection), and have been turning over in my head
If you follow the world of financial advice at all, you know that professional financial advisors don’t have much patience for the so-called advisors you find tucked away in the
Last week I wrote about the possibility of using IHG Rewards Club as the primary hotel loyalty program for a reimbursed business traveler. In that post I considered only the
Last week Noah at Money Metagame announced he and his wife were considering what he called a “gap year:” taking time off from the workforce to go on an “epic road
Ebates is doing a Member Appreciation Day offering 12% cashback on 300+ stores. Its not as good as the Ebates Birthday Week in May, but today’s Ebates Member Appreciation Day
Many people are saying, “sure, I love Independently Financed, but I’m upset there’s no way I can express my support in tangible terms, like a monthly contribution.”Other people a..