Josh Ballantyne

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Reuters Reveals Its Most Popular Instagram Photos Of The Year

Each day it posts the best images from Reuters photographers around the world, with compelling imagery and stories that need to be shared.<p>Here are the original photos of Reuters' 29 most popular Instagram posts from 2014, based on likes and comments, along with their original captions.

The One-N-Done Method of Saving Serious Dough

This is the sixth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial …

Personal Finance

Why your house is a terrible investment

James Altucher calls homeownership a part of The American Religion, so I know I’m treading dangerous ground here. But before you get out the tar and …

— a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, and applied capitalism

<i>Disclaimer: This post has gotten wildly popular on the internet so in many cases this post is the first and only post many people will read. Regular</i> …

The difference between being good with money and bad with money

In his memoir, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler estimated that he spent about 20 million dollars on cocaine during the 70s and 80s, but now he’s …

The 50/30/20 Budget

I’ve mentioned our current budgeting strategy a couple of times, but I’ve yet to go into the details of how it works. Today it’s time to remedy …

The 1/10th Rule For Car Buying Everyone Must Follow

In 2009, I watched in horror as a total of 690,000 new vehicles averaging $24,000 each were sold under the Cash For Clunkers program in 2009. The …

Personal Finance

The 1000 Day Rule : What Living the Dream Really Looks Like

Every so often I’ll stumble upon a blogger who is lamenting the impact of the lifestyle design trend. <i>“Tim Ferriss makes it sound like it’s so easy to</i> …

No One Wants to See the Process

Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Email<p>191 Shares<p><i>Photo courtesy of The U.S. Army</i><p>If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you’re trying to do something to improve …

Preparing to live on half my income…if I need to

“One-size-fits-most” is downright wrong for clothing (no, t-shirt shop, you cannot place this label on an XL shirt), but it’s absolutely perfect for …

19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You

That’s right. Although having a million bucks isn’t as impressive as it once was, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.In fact, CNBC reports that in 2015 …

Personal Finance

The real reason it is so easy/hard to get ahead Early Retirement Extreme: — a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, resilience, and applied capitalism

DW and I were talking about how personal finance can be easy in theory and hard in practice. I think the reason is that theory, like language, occurs …

Personal Finance

The Simplest Budget/Savings Plan Ever!

While I do track my spending with things like Mint.com, there are really only two saving/budgeting ideas that I actually follow these days.<p>The reason …

How to Make Money Buy Happiness

What are you spending all that money on?<p>After reading this blog for a while, you already know what’s good for you, but there is still the odd …

Money Saving Mind Tricks

<i>This is a fun post by guest writer, Melanie! xo. Anna</i><p>I don’t own a leather duster, a wand or a top hat. I won’t be performing in Vegas or even Reno …

Personal Finance

The Mentality of More

Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Email<p>72 Shares<p>A lot of personal finance advice is about learning how to live with less.<p>Spend less money. Buy fewer things. Go out to eat …

Personal Finance

How I Got on the Homepage of Fiverr and Earned $920 in 10 Days

The Difference Between Goals and Visions

Having goals is amazing. Goals enable you to grow as a person.<p><i>Side note- check out Dream Year if you’re interesting in learning how to accomplish</i> …

Credit Card Debt

Opportunity Costs and Conscious Spending: How Spending $1 Today Can Cost You $10 Tomorrow

Every time you make a choice, there's a cost. By choosing to buy one item, you pass on the opportunity to purchase other items. By choosing to do one …

The top 10 lessons I learned from A Year of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

How To Not Worry About Money Ever Again (And It’s Not What You Think!)

Hi, I’m Jacob Wade. You may have seen in features such as “budget and love it” and “who said frugal didn’t know how to partay?!”<p>I’m here today to …

How to Get Rich

Thats what so many want. Right ? I’m certainly not going to lie and say it is not a whole lot better having lots of money. I had a whole lot of fun …

Under 40? Don't Worry About Retirement.

You, right after reading the title<p>Because I have a time machine, let’s take a trip back to the 1960s. Don’t worry, I’m not about to ask you to …

9 Items That Will Single-handedly Pay for Your Costco Membership

Do you have a Costco membership? If not…WHY!?At this point, the only two good excuses for not being a Costco member are living too far away from one …

Use the Power of a Bowl of Ice Cream to Secure Your Financial Future

Imagine you’re eating a dish of ice cream from your favorite ice cream shop. You’ve got two scoops in the bowl. But your friend (who is dieting) …

The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement

Here at Mr. Money Mustache, we talk about all sorts of fancy stuff like investment fundamentals, lifestyle changes that save money, entrepreneurial …

How I failed my daughter and a simple path to wealth

Literally since the day she was born people have been complimenting my daughter. Her looks, her brains, her charm (she takes after her mother) and …