How to Love Living in Las Vegas

I absolutely love living in Las Vegas. Even if cost was not a factor, I would choose living there over any other city in the world (ok, I’d have to think hard about Tokyo). This generally surprises people who don’t live in Las Vegas (and even some who do), and would have surprised me at… Continue reading How to Love Living in Las Vegas

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What It’s Like Sharing Properties With Friends

I get tons of questions about what it’s like sharing property with friends, which makes me happy because I assume that it means that other people are thinking about doing the same thing. I stumbled upon it by accident, but shared property with friends is one of the major awesomeness-multipliers in my life. My first… Continue reading What It’s Like Sharing Properties With Friends

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Living Frugally and Loving It

I’ve talked before about how important it is to live frugally. A lot of people probably brush it off because it sounds like too great of a sacrifice or not relevant to them, but I think that’s a mistake. It is possible to live frugally and to love it at the same time. In general,… Continue reading Living Frugally and Loving It

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My Credit Card Strategy

I recently spent the time going through my roster of credit cards to see which ones I should be using for various purchases. I believe I’ve come up with a pretty universal strategy, so I figured I’d share it since I’ve already done the research. To preface, if you are ever paying late fees or… Continue reading My Credit Card Strategy

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How I Manage Money Part One — Saving and Earning

I have a somewhat unusual method of thinking about and managing money, which has worked out very well for me. Because money, saving, and spending is such an emotional issue, I believe that there is not a universal correct method for everyone. For example, a strategy that increases someone’s earnings by 5% but also increases… Continue reading How I Manage Money Part One — Saving and Earning

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The Financial Benefit of Not Caring What Society Thinks

To see if anyone had any tips for smuggling huge amounts of Chipotle into a hotel (which I only discovered at the last minute wasn’t allowed), I searched Google for “Chipotle wedding”. I wasn’t the only person who had the idea to have Chipotle catering for my wedding, but that part didn’t surprise me. What… Continue reading The Financial Benefit of Not Caring What Society Thinks

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My Low Monthly Burn Broken Down

I’ve referenced my potential low monthly burn rate a few times, and people keep asking me questions about it, so I’m going to go into more detail using real life numbers. It’s important to note that I don’t actually spend this little every month, most months, or really even any months. The point is that… Continue reading My Low Monthly Burn Broken Down

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Thoughts on Materials

I visited my girlfriend’s new apartment this week and after one night there insisted on getting her cotton sheets to replace the poly-blend sheets she already had. I think she thought I was a little bit nuts, but materials matter a lot to me. And because I’m more obsessed with these things than the average… Continue reading Thoughts on Materials

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Good and Bad Value

One of my friends remarked that I’m really obsessed with value. It’s true. I love spending money on things that are great value and I hate spending money on things that are a bad value. I thought I’d share a few examples of ways I’ve spent money that feel like good and bad values. Island… Continue reading Good and Bad Value

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