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Help Me Give Away My Birthday

9 Apr

Each year for the first 18 years of my life I received generous presents from my family and friends on my birthday, which I am incredibly thankful for. But for my 19th, I’ve decided to do something a little bit unconventional, and give my birthday away to those who are in greater need than I. [...]

The Best of 2012 and What’s Coming Next

30 Dec

2012

As the year 2012 comes to an end, I wrap up the most exciting and important year of my life so far. This year I moved off on my own, made it through my first semester of college, got a podium finish at the national level of Business Professionals of America, and perhaps most importantly [...]

Weekly Roundup #8

14 Oct

Hello and welcome to the eight weekly roundup of This Is Common Cents. Not a whole lot new this week, but my first guest post did go live at One Cent at a Time. It is all about ways to save money in college, and you can find it here. I have a few more [...]

Weekly Roundup #7

7 Oct

Hello and welcome to the seventh weekly roundup of This Is Common Cents! This week things slowed down a little bit on the blog as I took some time getting setup with my new job (an independent business to business sales job), but I did get approved to write two guest posts this week on [...]

Weekly Roundup #6

30 Sep

Welcome to the sixth weekly roundup of This Is Common Cents. If you haven’t already entered the first reader giveaway here on the site, check it out over here and enter for free for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. The giveaway will be ending tomorrow. The blog has been doing pretty well [...]

Weekly Roundup #5

23 Sep

This Is Common Cents just keeps on growing! Once again we had an excellent week, and I personally am very excited about the progress so far. The posts here are getting socially shared and linked to more and more, and I am very excited to see that. Also, the first reader giveaway is still going [...]

First Reader Giveaway: Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

17 Sep

trillions of dollars

Well my blog is now four weeks old! I am very happy with its progress so far, and the readership has been quickly growing. To celebrate the success of things going on here, I have decided to do the first reader giveaway here on this blog. You can enter using the form below by doing [...]

Weekly Roundup #4

16 Sep

Welcome to the fourth weekly roundup of This Is Common Cents! I, for one, cannot believe that it has already been four weeks since I launched this blog. This week I’m going to be celebrating that by doing the first reader giveaway, so make sure you stop by and enter to win! This was a [...]

Weekly Roundup #3

9 Sep

Welcome to the third Weekly Roundup on This Is Common Cents! This is a very new blog, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about just yet, but I am going to be sharing my favorite posts on other blogs for the week. There is no way I can cover every financial topic I [...]

Weekly Roundup #2

2 Sep

Welcome to the second Weekly Roundup on This Is Common Cents! This is a very new blog, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about just yet, but I am going to be sharing my favorite posts on other blogs for the week. There is no way I can cover every financial topic I [...]

Weekly Roundup #1

26 Aug

Welcome to the first Weekly Roundup on This Is Common Cents! This is a very new blog, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about just yet, but I am going to be sharing my favorite posts on other blogs for the week. There is no way I can cover every financial topic I [...]

This Is Common Cents: The Base Themes

24 Aug

There are several underlying themes behind the writing here at This Is Common Cents. While this blog is still very fresh, I thought it would be appropriate to address the basics of what I think are solid, common sense money principles to help you lead a financially secure life. To some these principles might seem [...]