August Savings Report

This month was a little bit of a craphat in the savings world. The post Brexit bump led to a pretty flat month in August. I’m not going to go into a schpeal about savings, but if you haven’t read the July 2016 Report, read it now!

Something to note: July had 3 paychecks and August only had 2 (I am paid every 2 weeks). Now, onto August 2016! Continue reading “August Savings Report”

Tricks to Monetize your Side Projects

I was recently commenting on an excellent Show HN for a product called Duet and it was the most karma I have ever received on Hacker News (17 votes in 4 hours), and another respondent said I should write it up as a blog post. So here it is.

This advice can be extrapolated, but it is primarily focused on Duet. Continue reading “Tricks to Monetize your Side Projects”

Adventures in Savings

Disclaimer – I am not a licensed investor, nor do I know shit about investing. These are my personal, non professional opinions, and I’m 95% sure they are completely wrong. Never take any advice about investing from a web developer! Like seriously. You would deserve to lose all of your money if you did. Also, if you don’t have enough money to pay off your high interest debts you don’t have money to play in the stock market. Use your common sense, people.

Who ever said saving money wasn’t fun!?

I’m pretty sure almost everyone has, but that is because they haven’t made it a game.

For the last 6 months, I have been rounding up my spare change with Acorns, a robovesting app-first service that lets you chose your level of risk. On top of that, I have been putting $500 – 1000 away into a savings account and started cutting things out of our budget.

Starting today, I’m going to start documenting my adventures in Savings. Once a month, I will list how much money I have in my various accounts to help hold myself accountable to my family goals (retirement, buying a home, rainy day funds, etc.). Continue reading “Adventures in Savings”