Playing Offense & Defense in Personal Finance


I love sports, everything about them fascinates me. From developing a strategy, defining clear roles and responsibilities all the way to creating an environment of trust and team camaraderie … the list goes on and on. But what about analogies someone could derive from sports? Aren’t these endless?. Continue reading

No Goals, No F* Glory

No Goals No Glory

First I would like to share two magical words: AWESOME BREAK!. I was able to completely disconnect myself from not only my full-time job but also this blog. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living and also enjoy sharing ideas and thoughts on this blog but I was very much in need of some alone time with the family during our favorite time of the year. Continue reading

Wake Up from Your Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

I don’t know how this post is gonna go. It might be a combination of ranting and venting but in the end, I hope something good comes out of it. I guess my point is simple, why would you invest time and effort in making money for others an not do the same, if not better, for the individual(s) you should care the most, i.e YOU and YOUR FAMILY?. Continue reading

Shopping Hacks: Might As Well Take Advantage of Them

Shopping Hacks

A couple of days ago some people experienced the madness of Black Friday. This year the competition was fierce with most retailers opening their doors on Thursday afternoon. Obviously, the intent was to get a head start on the race of becoming the retailer with the highest sales of the season. Continue reading

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

Thanksgiving is that time of the year where people get together to say thanks. Personally, I got a lot of things to be thankful for: a healthy family, friends, work and for having the opportunity to wake up to enjoy a new day. Continue reading

A Happy Day at Work … So What?

A happy day at work ... so what?I don’t consider myself to be a “tech” guy but, in general, I’m pretty much up-to-date on topics that are relevant to both my professional career and personal lifestyle. When it comes to work, my current role demands the maximization of data utilization and the application of workflows that aim to influence the bottom line. A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting about one of the projects I’m currently leading. After a couple of months of hard work, the project reached a milestone that required coming up with a very detailed and specific desired state. Continue reading

My Financial Mistakes

My Financial Mistakes

Kris from Chronicles of a Father with Cents recently posted a very insightful article about his financial mistakes. When I finished reading it, I had no choice but to reach out to him to share an idea that came to mind. The pitch was the following: “Kris, wouldn’t it be great if we started a chain where bloggers share their own financial mishaps?  This would not only be valuable to our readers but it would also be a great opportunity for bloggers to learn from each other in an effort to maximize the value of lessons learned”. He was on board so here I am writing about my financial mistakes following his initiative and hopefully encouraging others to do the same. Continue reading

My Financial Money Map

My Financial Money Map

A couple of months ago I came across a great post by budget on a stick where he introduced the concept of a Money Map. He defines it as a “chart that shows you where all your money is coming in and going out“. In theory, this should be super simple but it will ultimately depend on your understanding of how your money flows through the various buckets you’ve created as part of your financial strategy. Continue reading