The $50,000 Starbucks Latte Habit

Do you ever think that, since it’s “only” $4 for a Starbucks latte, you’re not really throwing your money away?  I mean, $4 for a cup of coffee is nothing compared to your brand new $30,000 car.  Or $50,000 in student loan debt.  Or your $250,000 mortgage.  Right?  What’s another $4?

In the example I am about to share, a $4 Starbucks latte habit over the next decade costs your future self over $50,000.

Before you get your calculator and tell me I am wrong, follow along and I will show you.  This […]

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Red Thunder Energy Drink: Aldi’s Inexpensive Solution to Red Bull

While browsing the aisles of my local Aldi on a recent grocery shopping trip, I passed through the soda aisle.  My family does not drink much soda aside from my wife’s occasional root beer.  But lately at work I have been struggling to get through the afternoon without a major shot of caffeine (not so good considering my wife is due with our second child next month!)

My solution lately has been to buy a Red Bull at the small convenience store at work.  Not the brightest idea considering it costs $3.06 with tax for 8.4 […]

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2017-08-14T15:07:18+00:00 April 12, 2017 7:15 am|Categories: Saving Cents|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Securely Saving Your Passwords for Free

First up is how I protect my personal information online with a password manager. There are a ton of good, secure choices, however they are rarely ever free. But if you have a smart phone and a Dropbox account (free!), I can show you how I securely store my passwords for free across all my family’s mobile devices.  Once you setup and use a password manager, you will wonder how you ever went without one.

Finding the Right Place to Store Passwords

For much longer than I am willing to admit, I used one or two passwords across all my logins. That included […]

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2017-04-14T22:01:09+00:00 March 11, 2017 8:30 am|Categories: Saving Cents|Tags: |0 Comments