Exploring the U.S. by RV: The price of adventure

Two years ago today, Kim and I returned to Portland after fifteen months traveling the United States in an RV. Believe it or not, I’ve never published an article about the trip and...

The Beginner's Guide to Buying a House

Image: Breno Assis on UnsplashIf you’re a first-time home buyer, you probably still have a million and one questions about the process, starting, with, well, how the hell anyone manages to afford...

Should You Put More Than 20% Down on a House If You Can Afford...

The national average down payment is between six and 11 percent, with some home-buyers paying as little as three to 3.5 percent. But for some people, there’s an opportunity to put down more...

Exactis Data Breach Has Put Hundreds of Millions of People's Personal Info at Risk

Image: Christina Morillo from PexelsExactis, a small, Florida-based marketing firm, may have exposed personal data of some 340 million people and businesses in the U.S.According to a report from Wired, Exactis “had...

Every Expense You Can Expect With a First-Time Home Purchase

Image: bruce mars from PexelsWhen you’re saving up to buy your first house, you’re likely accounting for mortgage costs and monthly payments, adding in insurance and maybe even a realtor’s fee. But...

What to Do With Your First Paycheck

Getting your first paycheck at your first job is exciting. You worked hard for it, after all—you earned it. And while the first thing you might want to do is treat yourself for...

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

Probably not this one.Image: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from PexelsA lot of home buying focuses on your mortgage, but there are a ton of hidden costs you might not consider when you first start...

Can You Get a Mortgage with 2 to 3% Down?

Image: Joss Woodhead on UnsplashYesterday we talked about how much to put down on your first house and what, exactly, mortgage discount points are. Today we’re looking at another mortgage question, specifically...

I'm Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime

Photo: GettyMy own personal Amazon Prime day is in two weeks. It’s not the day that Amazon puts a lot of random crap on sale. (That’s in approximately three weeks.) My day...

Money nerds and their spreadsheets

“When are you going to write about your hot tub?” readers have been asking. “We want photos of you in your hot tub.” Fine. Here’s a typical scene on any given afternoon. (This...

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