How I Made $30,000 Last Week

How I Made $30,000 Last Week

…And no, the answer isn’t by selling drugs. C’mon, man. Y’all might remember back in the day when the wife and I were thinking of buying a house. This didn’t go so well for a few different reasons, the main one being that we had a price... read more

How I Buy Dividend Paying Stocks

Wait. What. Nelson, I thought you crapped on buying dividend paying stocks on every opportunity.  Nah. You must be thinking of my evil twin, Smellson. Here’s his picture. No. Really. I remember. You did it here.  That was Smellson. And you did it here, saying... read more

The Difference Between Forex and Binary Options

There are all sorts of things you can invest in these days, ranging from stocks to bonds to more weird stuff like options or triple leverage ETFs. That last one is when you want to invest to THE EXTREME. Options are really interesting, at least from a high risk high... read more

Easy Ways To Save Money Transferring Money Abroad

Since y’all are reading this here personal finance blog, I can deduce from SCIENCE! that you’re more likely to have the kind of disposable income needed to take a trip. And not just a trip down to the local 7-11 for a slurpee and smokes, either. An... read more

Don’t Live Life Like Nelson’s Cat

This is a picture of my cat. Any questions? — Nelson! (@financialuproar) December 9, 2015 Back in December, I finally relented after approximately two months of pretty consistent badgering from my wife about getting a damn pet. She... read more

Sunday Morning Dump: Ruffled, Hookers, Jackie O

Hey, it’s been a while since I did one of these, huh? You’ll notice this here blog is a lot spiffier than it used to be. I’ve never been one for obsessing about how this thing looked, but I wasn’t really satisfied with my old design. So I asked... read more

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How I Saved $256.48 On My Las Vegas Hotel

And the best part is, I haven’t even showed up yet. Which should give you a pretty big hint about what I did. Every year since 2010 I’ve made the trip down south to the glitz and glamour of Sin City. I like the food, the constant buzz of The Strip, the... read more

Go Ahead, Take That Loan From Your Parents

Yes, you read that title right. Even though accepting said loan will turn you into one of these. Imagine the following scenario. You’ve spent a little beyond your means over the past few years, and now you owe $15,000 in credit card debt. Because you’re an... read more

How Your Emergency Fund Will Cost You $149,816.73

What the what? $149,816? I could, like, pay Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to have a threesome with me for that much money. I could travel to Antarctica, capture a penguin, and then eat it when it inevitably dies. (I’m assuming it tastes like chicken) I could pay... read more

That Time I Almost Went To Work For Investor’s Group

Sometimes people (usually women, let’s face it) like to think about how their lives would have been different if they had made some different decisions. What would have happened if they’d pursued that relationship? How different would life have become if... read more

Buy Assets Instead Of Going To College

If you’ve been paying attention, I’m kind of anti-college around here. I believe that college should be path to get to a specific career. If you want to be a nurse, or a teacher, or an engineer, or a crap-ton of other things, then your path will need to go... read more

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