Costco Membership Cost Increasing: Tips & Strategies

Costco is raising their membership prices in June 2017--if you’re getting a new Costco membership or renewing your annual membership, expect to pay more. It isn’t a big membership rate increase--it’s an extra $5 to $10 a year. However, it is the first membership...

Anthony Bourdain, Money & Finances

When you think about personal finance and running a business, Anthony Bourdain isn't the first person that comes to mind. However, the chef/television host/media personality best known for CNN's Parts Unknown had a circuitous path to fame: He only became a celebrity in his...

Love Discount Rides? Uber Reward Program: Visa Local Offers

Uber Reward Program
If you are an Uber passenger with a Visa credit card, you can now sign up for a reward program that offers 10% back from Whole Foods, Regal Cinemas, Walgreens, and many local restaurants and bars. Participants in Visa Local Offers with Uber sign up...

Study: Most Rideshare Drivers Never Heard Of The ‘Gig Economy’

Study: Most Rideshare Drivers Have Never Heard Of The Gig Economy
If you’re immersed in the tech world, odds are good that you’ve heard of the “gig economy”--a new world of business where independent contractors choose their own hours and the gigs they want through marketplaces like Uber, Lyft, and TaskRabbit. But there’s a problem:...

Yes, You Need An Emergency Fund

Yes, You Need An Emergency Fund
So… I always feel like a wet blanket talking about savings and emergency funds. But here’s the sad, necessary truth: If you’re self-employed, you need an emergency fund. More specifically, anyone who’s freelancing or self-employed needs to have at least several months salary stashed inside...

Five Overrated Ways Freelancers Save Money

Five Overrated Ways Freelancers Save Money
Do a Google search or hop on Facebook, and you'll see a whole lot of blog posts by freelancers looking to save money. But here's the dirty little secret: A lot of the tips on the internet take a lot of time to carry...