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Haven Life Review – Term Life Insurance Done Completely Online

Haven Life is a new online life insurance agency, offering a term life insurance policy that is underwritten by MassMutual (rated A++ by AM Best).* The entire Haven Life process is completed online. That includes calculating your needs, comparing quotes, completing the application, and, if approved,  purchasing the policy. I’ve not found any other reputable

The 11 Best Free Survey Sites to Make Extra Money in 2016

Are you looking for an easy way to make money on the side? Taking online surveys is so simple, you can do it while you browse your favorite websites, watch TV, or even while you wait for water to boil while making dinner. Taking surveys allows you to make money on your own time while

How to Shop for Auto Insurance and Find the Cheapest Rates

Vanessa and I recently bought a car to replace our 1996 Saturn. In the process, we decided to reconsider our auto insurance coverage in an attempt to cut our monthly premium. That process motivated me to write a post about finding and comparing auto insurance. Most individuals (or couples) obtain auto insurance, then forget about it. As a result,

Tax Planning Strategies for High Income Earners

Vanessa and I seem to change tax brackets each and every year. During our first year of marriage, we had little taxable income. As time has progressed, our income has increased and our tax situation has gotten more complicated. This isn’t unique to us. It’s just a part of life, and I know it happens to many readers

20 Reasons Why We Still Drive a 20 Year Old Car

Long-time readers know that we decided to sell Vanessa’s white Toyota Camry when we got married to pay off debts. We decided at that time to share a car – The Green Machine (as seen below) – which has resulted in minimal auto expenses. Nearly four years have passed and we are still sharing. Our current situation is convenient, and both

Personal Capital Review – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

I write this Personal Capital review as a user. I’ve used the service for roughly 3 years now and feel like it’s time to share my personal experience. Personal Capital Background More than 1,000,000 users are now using Personal Capital, and the company is now tracking almost $240 billion in assets on the free online platform. In addition

Book Review: The Simple Path to Wealth

Jim (JL) Collins is a fellow blogger, and the author of a recent book titled “The Simple Path to Wealth.” The Simple Path to Wealth is a personal finance book, full of valuable information on avoiding debt, saving, and investing. But more than that, it’s about using money to buy freedom. Here is a quote from Jim on

Republic Wireless Review – Unlimited Talk and Text for $10/Month

I first reviewed Republic Wireless two years ago when my parents were looking to exit their AT&T family plan. I then wrote about the service again after they updated the firmware and released 2 new phones. To recap: Republic Wireless is an innovative company that I first found while doing research on high quality, low cost cell phone providers. The founders

You Can Still Get 5% Interest from Your Savings Account

Update: Starting July 1st, 2016, all of these cards will offer 5% interest on $1,000. Previously, it was 5% interest on $5,000. Some people will still find it worthwhile to open multiple accounts with the $1,000 limit, while others will not.  I was recently reading through a few online forums and stumbled across a thread discussing available high-yield

Free Cash and Free Travel: Will you Play the Travel Hacking Game?

Almost every time I post a travel related article on this site, we have readers who want to learn how they can take great vacations for next to nothing. I’ve written a short primer on the basics of travel hacking, which boils down to signing up for numerous credit cards to receive the initial signup bonus on