March 30, 2013

My Plan for Handling a Big Windfall

Kelly writes in: What would you do if you won the lottery? Since I don’t play the lottery, I’ll answer this question under the assumption that instead I’m just receiving a very big inheritance from my unknown Uncle Rockefeller and Aunt Vanderbilt. The first step I’d take is to make absolutely sure all taxes on that income were paid. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #119

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Joseph Addison on happiness “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison Something to love builds from your past. […]

Chase Freedom Categories for the Second Quarter

Most readers know that I use the Chase Freedom cash back credit card. IMO it's the best overall booster card out there today and a must-have for those of you with a multi-card strategy. The Chase Freedom card offers 5% cash back on certain categories each quarter. But you have to register online in advance to get the bonus for the next three months. […]