April 2016

Today's post comes from the remarkable Allan Liwanag. Allan Liwanag is a personal finance blogger who paid off at least $40K debt and saved $70K in 2.5 years. An analyst by day and dedicated blogger by night, he loves to share his thoughts - based on his research and experience - on topics related to [...]

Once a year, investor Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger, open themselves up for 6 hours of Q&A during the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting. In the past, you needed to own shares to gain access, but this year marks the first time the event will be streamed live over the internet. For my fellow [...]

I’ve outlined my emergency fund approach to a few people and some have called me reckless and foolish. Others have said it is a wise financial decision demonstrating a knowledgeable level of prudence. I’ll outline my approach here: when it’s smart to have an emergency fund and when it’s smart to reduce the level of that cash [...]

Given last week’s Net Worth post, I decided it only makes sense to provide a blog income report on how this blog is doing. Luckily, the numbers are relatively easy to report so far (AKA: revenue = $0), but in the interest of full disclosure, I believe in providing a full “behind the scenes” look for [...]

After creating Distilled Dollar earlier this year, I faced a photography dilemma -- between using stock photos or my own photos. In the process of deciding to use my own photos, I have learned a few things about photography, frugality & myself. Photography, just like frugality, is about capturing the beauty that is already there. The simplicity of [...]

Since this is the first time I’m posting our net worth, I’m including every quarter since we combined finances and came up with our common goals. As of the close of Q1 2016, our net worth is $-38,735.42. On the plus side, this number does provide material so we have something to cry ourselves to [...]