More money wont make you happy? Nonsense.

There is some research out there showing a magical drop off point where making more wont improve your happiness. My Initial reaction is thats a bunch of bull. If more money isn’t making you happy, you are doing something wrong. Before the pitch forks and lanterns come out, I am not taking aim at early… Read More »

Turning Action into Results: Q4 Net Worth Update

Welcome to 2017 everyone – hope you rung the new year in with style. I fell asleep at 11:30 and Mrs AE scared me at midnight when she shouted Happy New Year! Apparently I am an old man already and don’t think its necessary to see the ball drop. I heard they have a show… Read More »

A year in Review: 2016 Financial Goals

Whoa! Its almost the end of 2016! That means we need to check in and see if we gloriously passed or miserably failed with the Financial Goals we set last year. If you haven’t seen this done before, we publish our goals to hold our self accountable and periodically check in on our progress. We… Read More »

Making a Difference $20 at a Time

Making a difference doesn’t take hundreds or thousands of dollars. You can change someones day with a thoughtful gesture or an unexpected $20 surprise. If you don’t believe me you should head over to the Rockstar Community Fund thread and read all of the amazing stories people shared. An Unexpected Gift The Rockstar Finance team started with… Read More »

Limiting Choices by Living Beyond Your Means

Today was the most excited I have been at work in a long time. It wasn’t because of a raise, free lunch or even a surprise during “office hours” Happy Hour (yes, we sometimes get beer during work hours). During an 8.5 hour offsite team event the head of HR broke me out of a… Read More »

1 Debt 2 Debt, Bad Debt Good Debt

Todays post comes from Paul who blogs at The Code to Riches 1 Debt 2 Debt, Bad Debt Good Debt I have a terrible confession to make.  I know there are LOTS of financial bloggers out there that are going to disagree with me, and in fact I would say some of the most famous personal… Read More »

Low Cost Gift Games that Maximize Fun

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, its time for the late season shoppers to get out and help the US stack on some more consumer debt. WalletHub is projecting that the US will  “end 2016 with a net increase of roughly $80 billion in credit card debt.” If you still have some shopping to… Read More »

Favorite Money Mind Tricks to Cut Spending

Making a long term change to your spending requires the development of new habits. It may be opting for the generic brand, making your coffee at home or planning out your purchases ahead of time. Its not an easy transition, it requires some self awareness (some purchases are on auto-pilot) and self control. The best… Read More »

Would you be a Millionaire if you stopped investing Today

Being a personal finance nerd, I like to play around with different return rates and account balances over time. I wondered if our investment balance was enough to carry us to millionaire status without adding another penny. The next question that popped into my head was how much we would need to set aside for our… Read More »