Need a reset button on life? Here you go.

Remember what it felt like when you came home that first summer after your freshman year of college and you walked into your childhood bedroom after being away for so long? Looking around at the photos and decorations and the things you left behind, you can’t help but wonder, “Who is this person?” That’s exactly [...]

#Fincon14

Help The Empowered Dollar win funniest money blog on the planet!

Last year, I went to FinCon – an amazing 3-day conference where us personal finance bloggers go to nerd-out and say hi to each other. And I was incredibly honored and humbled to win the award for Best New Personal Finance Blog As evident by my ridiculous grin below, it was a huge moment for me. [...]

Don't over spend on your credit card

Introducing Float – A new way to borrow money interest-free when you need it

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I don’t normally do these kinds of posts, but I’m a big fan of Float and I’ve been working with them over the last few months to help them come up with branding strategy for their product. Oh, and I get to draw cartoons for them too Think back [...]

Using your money with purpose

My 5-week adventure to Africa (and how I snagged a $135 round trip ticket)

I’m heading to Africa for a five-week adventure. The best part? I’m flying there for under $200 :) Here’s how I did it.

asking for a raise

I negotiated a $13,000 salary increase (and all it took was $20 and 4 hours of prep)

When I got my first job offer out of college, I said yes. Yes to the job, yes to the salary, yes to the benefits. No questions asked. Sure, it would’ve been nice to have been offered a higher salary, but $48,000 a year felt livable. Plus I knew that it was my first “real” job, [...]