Meet Tis But A Moment

I’m Tis, a 20-something recruiter, startup enthusiast, and proud feminist-slash-crazy cat lady. I’m striving to retire by 35 and enjoy the time it takes to get there. Tis But A Moment is where I can share my life hacks, milestones, and musings on personal finance, professional growth, and more as I inch my way towards early retirement.

3 Posts I am Digging

My Post: Better Yourself Tax: – I was looking for a rewarding way to balance things I want to do vs. things I have to do, without making it feel like additional work for myself. Here’s how I achieve that balance!

Geeky/Fun Fact: I host themed trivia nights at my local breweries. Star Wars, historical figures, Musicals, or biological facts? All over it.

Meet Wealthy Nickel

My name is Andrew, and I am a 34 year old husband, father of 2 toddlers, financial analyst by day, and real estate investor by night. I blog over at Wealthy Nickel about my family’s journey to financial independence through real estate, and all things personal finance. I have a passion to help others achieve financial freedom through side hustles, entrepreneurship, and investing wisely (in real estate of course).

3 Posts I am Digging

  • This is Why Your Money Should Line Up with Your Personal Values (Money With A Purpose) – I’ve followed Fred for quite awhile and he is the older, wiser blogger all of us impetuous Millennials need to learn from. I know I review my finances from time to time to make sure what I say I value is what I am actually spending my money on.
  • 5 Reasons Work Sucks in 2019 (Time in the Market) – Speaking of Millennials, there’s nothing we like to complain about more than work. But Time in the Market makes some valid points, and the workplace is slowly shifting to accommodate newfangled technology like “cell phones” and “the internet”. Plus, open office floor plans are the worst. I never thought I would say I loved my cubicle, but it is so much better than being in a bull pen.
  • 20 Best Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads (Vital Dollar) – I’m not sure if Marc at Vital Dollar is a Millennial or not. He might be one of those misfit Gen-Xers. In any case, he has an inspiring story of starting and selling multiple blogs. If you haven’t checked out his latest blog in the personal finance space, he has a lot of killer content without the fluff. I dream of the day when I will be a stay-at-home dad, making $50K a month from my blog. But until then, here are some more realistic options.

My Post: The One Percent Rule of Real Estate: Easy Math to Evaluate Rental Properties – Owning a rental property is like owning your own little business. You have revenue, expenses, net operating income, and debts to pay. Fortunately, it is way easier to evaluate a rental property than it is a small business to see if it’s a good deal. Here is the simple math behind analyzing a rental property that you can do in 5 minutes or less!

Geeky/Fun Fact: While I don’t get to do much gaming anymore (because 2 toddlers…), I used to be a hardcore LAN-party enthusiast. I built my own PC, and hauled everything around to my friends’ houses to play games like CounterStrike and Starcraft. This was back in the day where I proudly owned a top-of-the-line 19″ CRT monitor that weighed 70+ pounds. Yes I’m getting old…

Meet A Dime Saved

A Dime Saved was born after my incessant personal finance lecturing started boring my friends and family. Now, I give my advice to the internet anonymously and I don’t alienate my social circle. It’s pretty much a win-win!

I’ve always been interested in personal finance but my biggest “aha!” moment came when I lost my job. Newly pregnant, with a young son, I struggled for months to find a job. While we were spared the worst by still having my husband’s (low) income; it was a dark, dark time.

It really focused me on the importance of saving, investing, living below my means and giving charity. We still live on a low-income which I believe gives me a unique perspective in the personal finance world. I get the struggle because I live it.

My favorite blog post shows how I relate to money and budgeting. “How Budgeting Saved My Marriage” is the true story of how changing the way my husband and I dealt with money helped us relieve the money tensions in our marriage.

3 Blog Posts that I love

More mental accounting forms: the “endowment effect” and “nudge theory”

Personal Finance is not just numbers. It is about how we relate to money, how we feel about money, and ultimately how we behave with our money.

How I got my Friend interested in Personal Finance

It’s always great to read about how people learn about personal finance, change their lives and then help others change theirs.

How to Actively Support Financial Literacy in your Community

As a personal finance blogger, I think Financial Literary is extremely important! We all have a responsibility to do what we can to promote financial literacy in our communities.

Geeky Fact about me: I don’t own a T.V and never have.

About the Author

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Michael launched Your Money Geek to make personal fun and accessible. He has worked in personal finance for over 20 years, helping families reduce taxes, increase their income and save for retirement. Michael is passionate about personal finance, side hustles, and all things geeky.

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