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Jesse Michelsen

Jesse Michelsen is a 23 year freelance writer with a passion for personal finance. Without any formal education in finance, he writes about his own experiences in managing money, budgeting and investing with the goal of retirement at 40 always in mind. He resides in Utah with his wife, 2 girls, and baby boy on the way.
Give Finances Sporting Chance

Personal Finance Round-Up: Give Your Finances a Sporting Chance

Sports - whether amateur or professional - occupy a huge part of our nation's identity. If the United States has been a country for 236 years, then sports have been a part of our...
Festival Frugality Time

Festival Of Frugality: It’s Time to Cast Your Vote

Well, kids, as you know, this is an election year and the running is pretty tight for the class of 2012!Campus elections are much more fun than national elections, so let's meet our candidates...
Happy Mothers Day

Personal Finance Round-Up: Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers: We'd be nothing without them. We learned from our Twitter chat this week some of the lessons that participants learned from their mothers, like how to save money and how to live within...
Personal Finance Roundup

Personal Finance Round-Up: Start Making More Money Today

It's not easy to work your way up the corporate ladder and into a big salary. While it's something to aspire to, it can require a massive amount of time. There's nothing wrong with...
Make Budget Enjoy Yourself

Personal Finance Round-Up: Make a Budget and Enjoy Yourself

Personal finance is ultimately personal. Still, people often judge others on what they buy, as well as what they don't buy. We examine and interpret the spending habits of others, even if we try...
Privacy Worth Paycheck

Personal Finance Round-Up: Is Your Privacy Worth a Paycheck?

Have you ever been in a position where you wanted something so badly you were willing to sacrifice nearly anything for it? For example, the current job market is tough - it has been...
Forced Behaviour Isnt All Bad

Personal Finance Round-Up: Forced Behavior Isn’t All Bad

When you're a kid, your parents and teachers tell you what to do. They demand that you to do things that you don't always want to do - but adults know what's best, right?...
Carnival Financial Camaraderie

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie: Now I Know My ABC’s

Finance is not usually taught in school until you reach college, if at all. However, kids should begin learning about money in elementary school.If young children were to learn the basics of finance and...
Personal Finance Roundup Earning

Personal Finance Round-Up: Earning More, Saving More

When you think you've done everything you can to improve your personal and family finances, you may want to take a closer look. It's likely that there's just one more aspect of your financial...
Identity Theft Holiday Shopping

Personal Finance Round-Up: Preventing Identity Theft While Holiday Shopping

Black Friday, the biggest retail shopping day of the year has just past. Some of you may have hit the stores and stayed up all night to get the killer deals. Others of you...
Personal Finance Roundup Price Increases

Personal Finance Round-Up: Do Price Increases Really Matter?

Crisis after crisis seems to be the trend this year in financial news. We've had our problems here in the United States, and now the Eurozone and Greece are wading through troubled waters. What...
Festival Frugality Fright Night

Festival of Frugality: It’s Fright Night with Count Skimpula!

Welcome to the Festival of Frugality! We've got an extra scary good edition of the carnival planned for you today, full of spooks who save, creeps on the cheap, and tricks to send you screaming. Now...