How I Got a $100 Gas Card for $76

April 11, 2016

I was able to get a $100 gas card for $76 by stacking four discounts. This post will provide an illustration of how I got this deal. Although you probably won’t be able to do the same exact deal described in this post following the process outlined in this example will allow you to buy […]

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Betterment Review

April 5, 2016

Betterment is an automated investing service that provides smart investment decisions to customers who want a better way to manage their money. Their revolutionary software helps people reach their financial goals through efficiency, for a low cost. I opened an account with them a few years ago when they were offering a sign up bonus. […]

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April 2016 Net Worth Update

April 4, 2016

In order to keep track of my financial progress or lack of progress I have decided to calculate my net worth each month. My net worth as of today (4/4/2016) is as follows. Assets Cash – $3145.39 IRA – $22,447.78 Roth IRA – $9832.84 Loan – $0 Car/Stuff – $5000 Liabilities Credit Card – $0 […]

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March Income – $2303.63

April 3, 2016

Here is a breakdown of my income for March. Mystery Shop $30 Interest $0.80 Job $1189.05 Amazon FBA $480.64 Cash Back $403.14 Bank Bonus $200 Total $2303.63 March was a decent income month. The job income was a big help since it did make up half of my total income. My monthly income would have […]

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March Expenses – $1426.72

April 2, 2016

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for March. Household $413.03 Entertainment $18.30 Transportation $396.15 Food $165.59 Student Loan $37.71 Travel $130.97 Phone $36.79 Health $228.18 Total $1426.72   My March expenses were a little higher than I would prefer.  The expenses are reasonable considering they included a trip to the Appalachian Trail in Virginia […]

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Why I’m Going for a Hike … Again

April 1, 2016

On April 12th I will return to the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey and hike to the terminus of the trail at Katahdin in Maine. Despite the fact that I’ve cut my previous hikes short I once again am returning to the trail. This decision may not be entirely logical since history suggests that I […]

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