Next Week’s Australian Anniversary Trip

As a reminder, I will be out of town until 9/10/14. There likely won't be very many posts during this time, but I'll try to respond to all comments and questions as quickly as possible.

 Next Weeks Australian Anniversary TripAs of August 12th, my lovely wife and I have been married two whole years! Here are a few highlights from those two years: Read More

Everything: Evolve Money

As a reminder, I will be out of town until 9/10/14. There likely won't be very many posts during this time, but I'll try to respond to all comments and questions as quickly as possible.

 Everything: Evolve MoneyEvolve Money is a free online bill payment system that has been around since January 2014. It’s very popular in the travel hacking arena, thanks to Evolve allowing the use of gift cards and prepaid cards to pay bills. Unfortunately, they do not allow you to pay credit card bills, so this isn’t very scalable in the MS world, but it’s a great service nonetheless.

Recently Evolve Money updated their site, which caused some issues with bill payments. If you are a regular Evolve user and have hit some roadblocks after their recent update, jump to the FAQs section.

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The Ultimate Google Search FAQ

As a reminder, I will be out of town until 9/10/14. There likely won't be very many posts during this time, but I'll try to respond to all comments and questions as quickly as possible.

 The Ultimate Google Search FAQGoogle Analytics is great. It shows me how many visitors I receive, where they are coming from, how long they stay on my site, and what they search for to reach frugalhack.me. It’s quite the informative application, which is not surprising considering that Google made it.

The one thing I don’t like about it, though, is that I cannot respond to any of the people with search questions. Fortunately, I plan to eradicate that problem… with this post.

Here are my blog’s top searched questions and terms verbatim. Read More

Beginner’s Guide: Earning Miles

As a reminder, I will be out of town until 9/10/14. There likely won't be very many posts during this time, but I'll try to respond to all comments and questions as quickly as possible.

 Beginners Guide: Earning MilesIn this post I will talk about all the ways you can earn points, miles, and cash back for your dream vacation. If you are a complete beginner and/or new to my blog, I suggest checking out my previous post, Beginner’s Guide: Intro to Manufactured Spending. That post is the precursor to this one, as it talks about what manufactured spending is and why it’s worth doing.

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Everything: YNAB (You Need A Budget)

As a reminder, I will be out of town until 9/10/14. There likely won't be very many posts during this time, but I'll try to respond to all comments and questions as quickly as possible.

 Everything: YNAB (You Need A Budget)

What is YNAB?

YNAB, which is short for “You Need a Budget,” is a very intuitive budgeting program. It makes budgeting expenses, whether real expenses or manufactured expenses, a breeze (which is why I love it).

If you fall into any one of the following categories…

  1. You’re looking for a new budgeting program or don’t budget at all.
  2. You don’t keep track of your manufactured spending.
  3. You don’t know how to budget.

…you should definitely consider trying out YNAB. Hit the break to learn more.

Disclaimer: I was NOT approached by YNAB to write this post and the following opinions are not those of YNAB or any other company. They are mine and mine alone. I have a referral link listed below for this program, however, this post is not intended to sell you a program. I am simply showcasing a product that I use daily and would suggest to friends. Feel free to use my link or not. Either way, I appreciate you reading my blog!

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