Welcome to First Quarter Finance!

This blog tells the story of how I graduated college with $100,000 in… savings.  3 years later, at age 24, I continue to earn, spend, invest, and save like crazy!  I use my past and present experiences to give you tested advice for building wealth early in life.  You wouldn’t take fitness advice from a couch potato, would you?  Subscribe, then start here!


How to MAKE Money with Back-to-School Shopping

Here’s how to convince your parents to happily give you fistfuls of cash while back-to-school shopping!  It really works, I’m not joking.  I used this approach to pocket a lot of extra cash when I was younger.   Tell your parents that instead of... read more

20 Reasons We Should All Drive Manual Cars

It’s summer!  That means you’re probably having fun spending money on fuel!  Whhhaaat?  You don’t find that fun?  Okay, here’s a way to actually have fun while reducing the most boring spending category imaginable…   Most cars were... read more

How Elon Musk Can Revolutionize Your Finances

He’s already revolutionized personal finance by creating PayPal.  But he’s recently shared an even bigger contribution to the world of personal finance.   Billionaire Elon Musk, age 43, became wealthy by creating some of the most innovative and... read more

How I Spend $75 Per Month on (Healthy!) Groceries

Alrighty, ladies and gents.  I just got done snapping this pic of the coupons I’ve used this week to save money on groceries.  Personally, I find the topic of grocery shopping for savings to be a bit dry.  But awhile back I mentioned I only spend about $75/month... read more

Marshmallows: The Power of Delayed Gratification

You know, sometimes in life we just gotta spend money.  Life in the modern world has a certain set of requirements we must meet if we want to live in this moment of history.  We all have to wear clothing.  And have you tried to function without a cell phone?  Near... read more

How I Doubled My Car’s Fuel Economy

Since I was 16, I’ve had to pay for my own fuel.  Pumping gas has got to be the most boring way to spend money.  It would be more entertaining to throw my cash off a balcony and watch people scramble for it. As terrible as it may be, sometimes you just gotta pay... read more

Why and How to Make Yourself Poor

So apparently it’s socially acceptable to tell people you’re poor.  Don’t get me wrong, I love when PF bloggers make debt announcements.  Their announcements take courage.  It’s awesome when they’re working your way out of debt.  But for... read more
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