Category Archives: Guest Posts

Using Technology to Cope With Emergencies

This post comes from the NerdWallet.com team of financial bloggers and experts in helping users compare rewards credit cards.

Life doesn’t always follow the simple plans you create, so in case life’s unforeseen circumstances emerge it’s always a good idea to have the right tools to help you deal with them. The following are some chaos scenarios, and corresponding fail-safes you can use to face each one.

Lesson From Bungy Jumping

This is a somewhat scary guest post for those who are afraid of height (like me!) by one of my favorite bloggers,Joe, from RetireBy40. He is a very brave man! Read on and find out why… If you ever thought about an early retirement, you must head over to Joe’s website where he is chronicling his journey to retirement by… 40.

See Joe jump here!

Should You Write Guest Posts? I Don’t Know, Should You? (Yes!)

Josh Hanagarne is the creator of World’s Strongest Librarian. He was recently offered a book deal (which he turned down), and loves to talk about books, blogging, strength training, and more. He has also found a way to cure his own extreme case of Tourette’s Syndrome.

When I started blogging I never planned on anyone reading what I wrote. Now that they do, I still don’t really plan on anyone reading what I write. Why? Because I write for fun. I write because it’s a healthy thing for me to do. Don’t get me wrong, I like having readers, and more readers is more fun than fewer readers. But before we get into the guest posting discussion, I just want that to be clear: I’d be doing the exact same thing whether I had zero readers or one million.

Top Seven Excuses (From a Man’s Perspective)

If you enjoyed my article Why Women Lie About Shopping, you might as well enjoy this guest post by Benjamin Miller about shopping debacles … from a man’s point of view.

As Christmas nears, and the love for humans and family alike grow, we have decided to help all of those people out there who seem to have spent a little too much money – on themselves! Our handy dandy Christmas list is sure to be on everybody’s wish list! With no further ado we list the “Top Seven excuses to use when you made a huge purchase without your partners consent and are tying to make up for it by making an awesome excuse so you don’t have to sleep on the couch!”

Buy the Finer Things in Life, or Pay Off the Debt?

This inspiring article was written by Derek Sall. His article made me want to stop spending on all the frivolous things I like to indulge myself with and start being really serious about paying off our debt. Derek is a recent Finance graduate from Grand Valley State University and posts regular articles just like this one on his website, http://www.lifeandmyfinances.com.

I found my eyes lost in hers while I gently held her soft hands, and she smiled back as if I were the only man in the world at that moment. “I introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Sall.” We were married, and it was time to start our fabulous life together; one filled with trips to the beach and hardly a care in the world.

Store Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping?

This is a guest post by Tim Chen who is founder and CEO of NerdWallet.com, a website that helps consumers to find rewards credit cards.  Tim also educates consumers about credit cards and debt management at the Forbes Moneybuilder Blog, the Huffington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Between overly aggressive sales clerks and cryptic PA announcements, shoppers could be led to believe that store credit cards are hotter than $499 HDTVs this holiday season.

How I Deal With Criticism

The following is a guest post by Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. Her blog covers saving, spending, and the fun stuff along the way.

Aloysa recently wrote a post, Food For Thought, about criticism as it pertains to writing and her natural reaction to it. It caught my interest because some of her experiences were so close to some of my own.

Expectations

She first mentioned that moment when you finish a great piece only to find out that not everyone thinks it’s as amazing as you believed.

9 Simple Tips to Cut Your Electric Bill

How can I save money on my electric bill?

During these tough economic times, many of us are looking for the best ways to save money and reducing your energy usage is a great way and is good for the environment too! Reducing the amount you spend on electricity is easier than most people think. The following are a series of tips that can help save you money:

• Use compact fluorescent light bulbs or CFLs. The bulbs initially cost more than regular bulbs but they use less than a third the amount of power and they can last more than 10 times the period.

3 Reasons to Consider Real Estate Investing

Not sure if you have ever considered real estate investing before, but today I want you to give it a chance. No, I am not asking you to get up, apply for a loan, pull all your savings out the bank and  invest in this bridge opportunity in Alaska with me. Just asking you to put down your guard for a moment as we talk about the three reasons I believe you should consider real estate investing.