Welcome to First Quarter Finance!

This blog tells the story of how I graduated college with $100,000 in savings. And it continues today as I’m in my mid-twenties and 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 health advice from a couch potato, would you? Subscribe, then start here! P.S. I’m terrible at a lot of stuff – just not money.


33 Things to Remember When Building a Website

Building a website isn’t easy. But it comes with continual rewards that become motivating. Of course, continual rewards are a result of many steps to complete. Here’s a to-do list to use when building a site.   As you probably know, I bought another... read more

The Pros and Cons of Renting a Furnished Space

The following is a guest post provided by Jennifer Riner of Zillow.   ***   Fully-furnished spaces are most common in vacation homes and short-term properties. Typically, apartments with 12-month or longer leases come unfurnished. However, private owners... read more

My Business Goes Where I Go

About 4 years ago, I was staying at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado with my family. It’s a neo-Georgian hotel located at the base of the Rocky Mountains. My room was above the room Stephen King was staying in when he first visited the hotel. It’s... read more

Is It Easy to Sell on eBay?

Probably the older I get, the less ‘stuff’ I want lying around in my life. The old saying comes to mind, ‘A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.’ Also, I understand the concept of opportunity cost. Depreciating assets are of no use to me.  ... read more

Average Net Worth by Age Group

Have you ever wondered how you stack up against your peers? Are you doing better financially than they are? Are you falling behind the class? If you’re an American, here’s how to find out. This article reveals the average net worth by age group.  ... read more

How to Stop Spending Money

Ah, not spending money. One of the hardest willpower challenges for most of us. However, I don’t worry much about spending excessively. I hardly have any desire for it. Now, I wasn’t born that way. Nor was I raised in a household where spending money was... read more


Hey, I'm Will! This is my personal finance blog. I'm a blogger, freelance & staff writer, and digital marketer.

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