Category Archives: Finance

Looking Glass: Starting up a Roth IRA

I’ve been mulling over and over the last 6 months about where to open a Roth IRA. I finally decided on T.Rowe Price because they do not have a minimum deposit requirement as long as you sign up for their Automatic Asset Builder Account (Otherwise it is just $1,000). They do charge a $10 fee […]

What should you keep in a fireproof safe?

I’ve been wanting to get a fireproof safe for years now, and managed to finally do so about a month ago. Then I was faced with the question: “What should you put in a fireproof safe?” I put obvious items in, automotive titles, diploma, birth certificates, some court documents, external hard drive backup of all […]

Looking Glass: Lifehacking and Finance

11 Causes and Cures for Procrastination by John Place Online. A decent list of ways to help beat the inevitable procrastination blues. #11 is my biggest competitor because once 3pm hits, my brain shuts down. Fundamentals of Personal Finance – The University of California, Irvine provides an online introductory course to Personal Finance. Working Woman’s […]

Why I’m a Cheap Date: Being Frugal in Relationships

I am a cheap date, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. 7 ways to be a Cheap Date: 1. I prefer a nice home-cooked meal with a night in front of a warm fire or watching a good movie to a fancy dinner date with crappy food and bad champagne. You’d be […]