October 26, 2017

Helpful Moving Tips

In the last couple of days I have been going through the overwhelming process of moving. While excitement and anticipation took over my body, I was also very anxious about how I was going to be able to afford my new apartment that not only needed to be furnished but also was over 120 miles away. As young adults, it is expected that we will move from one apartment to another until we move into that white picket fence house that we will forever call home (YIKES!). So, in order to prepare for your next move, here are a couple helpful hints. Do not pay over $100 to rent a moving truck. Instead, find a friend or even a friend of a friend who owns a pick-up truck. Chances are they have a little (if not a lot) of redneck blood in them and LIVE for this type of stuff. This also means that they are most likely men, so they can do all the heavy lifting while you just sit back and direct traffic. Furnishing your apartment does not mean you need to go to IKEA and buy everything in sight. Go to garage sales, pick up old furniture and then make it your own. A can of paint can go a long way and can help turn that dirty, old, should be on the side of the road dresser, into a work of art. Before you go and buy brand new dishes, pots, and pans go shopping in your parent’s house. Most likely, you have been living there since you graduated college, unable to get a job like most of America’s young adults, so you know what dishes get used within the household and which ones just collect dust. Take out those dirty dishes and immediately put them […]
October 26, 2017

Dreaded Date Nights

Hey dude, don’t worry, you’re not just the only one. Every guy has to reserve a night of the week for a “date night” with the lady friend. Yeah, we know, it’s the worst; and yes, we’d all rather be doing manly things like watching sports with the guys. But, it’s just one of those harsh realities of life. Date nights have to happen in order to keep peace on earth. We all know the easiest way out is to just head down to the movies to catch the latest chick flick. But, think about how much money you’re spending every week on something that is just absolutely zero fun. These dates already crush your man hood week in and week out, so don’t let them crush your wallet as well. Avoid this weekly routine of heading to the movies; and instead, put that money aside for something you planned on in the future, and NO I’m not talking about that one word that starts with a “c” and ends with “hildren”. I was thinking more along the lines of…oh, let’s just say, your future man-cave, for instance. So, by giving up that chick flick every week, you could end up with more than $95,000 in just 30 years! *(Investing $75 per month at 8% annualize return). Guess who’s going to be resting easy tonight while dreaming big about their future?..(cough, cough man-cave). The answer is…you! Yes, you, young man. You’re going to sleep well tonight. [photo:]