5 DIY Projects You Should Attempt (And Some You Shouldn’t)

I'm a confirmed tightwad, but DIY doesn't always provide the most value. Here are 5 DIY projects you should attempt yourself…and some you shouldn’t.As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m tighter than a skeeter’s ass in a nose dive. If something needs to be fixed or maintained, I’m always looking for ways to save money. Of course, that means I take on a lot of DIY projects. When we first got married, I was basically clueless when it came to repairs. Slowly, I’ve learned my way around everything from basic electrical to minor plumbing and it has paid off for us.

Owning large, expensive things means you are going to have to make the occasional repair. Most of the time, being able to do fix things on your own can save you money. But, doing it yourself doesn’t always provide the most value. Here are 5 DIY projects you should attempt yourself…and some you shouldn’t. [Read more…]

How to Live Cheap: Tools of a Tightwad

Want to know how to live cheap? Let confirmed tightwad, Uncle Greg, show you some of his tools for frugal living and wealth building success!Hey kids! Uncle Greg here again to fulfill all your tightwad needs. Today, I want to talk to you about how to live cheap. You may think living the tightwad lifestyle is really restrictive. Not so! Actually, it has has allowed me to do things I thought I’d only dream about. I’ve been able to travel the world. My wife and I both quit our jobs and started our own business. We have the ability to retire by 50 if we choose. All good things, amiright?

Many of you wonder how we did it. You want the details. So, I’ve decided to give ya’ll a few pointers. Now, these tips aren’t for the feint of heart. Before we begin, you gotta ask yourself this: do you really want to know how to live cheap? Can you commit to living off of 50% of your income? If so, stick with me kiddo because I’m about to show you how its done. [Read more…]

Here’s Why You’re Broke: A Sense of Entitlement

Is the American Dream setting our kids up for failure? Here are some tips on how to get beyond a sense of entitlement and begin to grow real wealth.Growing up in “Middle America,” my parents were able to provide our family with a really nice life. Like their parents before them, my mom and dad worked hard to provide things for us that they never had.

And so goes the “American Dream” – building off of the success of previous generations to create a wealthier lifestyle for our own families. An unfortunate byproduct of achieving the dream is that it tends to create a sense of entitlement among us. [Read more…]

The Stupid Tax: Are You Paying It?

Let’s face it, sometimes blowing money is fun. Some of us like to go out to dinner.  Others enjoy spending money on toys.  Yet, some things that we are spending our money on can be more detrimental to our finances than others. The worst part is, you may not even realize what an impact they are having on your monthly budget. I like to call these things “stupid taxes.” For your reading pleasure, I have taken the liberty of listing several of these stupid taxes here.  Enjoy! [Read more…]

Habits of the Fabulously Rich

Most of us want to learn how to be fabulously rich, but do we have what it takes to get there? These simple habits will help you to grow (and keep) your wealth.Let’s face it; a lot of us wish we could take the lazy way towards long-term wealth. We’re all looking for that one trick that will  help us join the other 9.63 million American households with a net worth of over $1 million dollars.

Unfortunately, we all know that there isn’t one magic way to get rich and stay rich. If there were, everyone would be doing it! [Read more…]