A weird thing is happening right now. When weird things happen, we look for funny ideas. I thought one day I stumbled on a great get-rich-quick scheme. Here’s the scenario: high-yield interest bank accounts are offering a greater percentage than … Continue reading Bank interest is higher than mortgage rate, a failed get rich quick scheme
I’m big on setting goals. The more specific, the better! Setting financial goals is something I’ll do often. And in 2023, I’m aiming high, slightly ridiculous, and ready to do nothing but make or save money. Next year should be … Continue reading Setting financial goals for 2023 to make and save money
The year is coming to an end. That means we can reflect on our successes and wallow in our mistakes. This last year was one of our most intentional in terms of saving money for us both. Writing here regularly … Continue reading 8 easiest ways we made and saved money this year
Jenny and I have been married for (counts on fingers then gives up) a few years now. Our wedding was about as minimal as it can get without going to a courthouse. A low-cost wedding was the most practical thing … Continue reading 5 low-cost wedding tips to avoid going bankrupt before the honeymoon
Today we have a fatal fourway between a man, a lot of leaves, almost as many leaf bags, and the desire to not spend too much time or money on the act of ridding the world of what is basically … Continue reading Man vs. Leaf vs. Leaf Bag vs. Not Wanting to Spend Money
I wouldn’t describe myself as tall, dark, and handsome. I’m no one’s ideal man. If they put me on Bridgerton, I’d be comic relief. You won’t find me gracing the covers of a dime novel anywhere. Due to inflation, they … Continue reading 3 steps to becoming a frugal minimalist eager to save money
We can lump many people into two categories when it comes to personal finances. There are those who find investing for the future as a natural occurrence. It’s something they do without thinking much about it. They may even have … Continue reading Investing for the future vs. enjoying the present: What’s the right balance?
Twitter Blue is the newest invention from Elon Musk. It doesn’t quite match even the weakest of creations from his idol, Nikola Tesla. Tesla tried to change the world. Musk wants your $8 to feel authentic. You can actually pay … Continue reading Paying for Twitter Blue is buying fake popularity from strangers
Previously on Practically Humans, Jenny and I have discussed what we do with any savings we have at the end of each month. We put 25% into our emergency fund in a high-yield interest savings account, another 25% on the … Continue reading Your emergency fund is fully funded, now what?
We began our investment journey in early 2020 after reading Andrew Tobias’ book The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need. Things were looking up. The stock market was soaring. Life was completely normal. You could sneeze at a restaurant and … Continue reading The best investment advice you can ever receive