Author Profile: Kevin Yu

Founders Story with Professional Poker Player Faraz Jaka

This week we have a special guest. We have Faraz Jaka, 2009-2010 WPT Player of the Year, who was featured on CNN as the millionaire poker player who owns almost nothing. You can follow him on Twitter and check out his blog at www.farazjaka.com RFZ:  Tell us about your first big cash in a poker tournament and what you did…

Reader Perspective Series

An Amazing and Inspiring Story: How One Guy Lived Off $7,000/year, here’s his story

It’s not every day you read a story like this.  I was lurking on Reddit in their /r/personalfinance section and I stumbled on an incredible story. Anyone who has been drowning in debt can relate to this. The embarrassment, depression, hopelessness. Here’s the quick cliff note version of the story: John tells the story of how he lived off $7,000 in…

The World’s Sexiest Looking Credit Cards

We all already know what the most exclusive credit cards are: the Amex Centurion and Chase Palladium. Have we ever stopped and wondered who did the best in designing the aesthetic looks of their cards? We’ve examined hundreds of credit cards and compiled a list of the sexiest looking cards. We’re not judging these cards by how exclusive they are,…

Should I Settle My Credit Card Debts? Caution: It’s a Long Road Ahead

Thinking about settling your debts? Hang tight- it may not be the best option for you. If you’re reading this, you probably have some questions about the debt settlement process. I used to work for some of the biggest debt settlement companies, and I can tell you right off the bat that you should tread with caution. Debt settlement can…

7 Ways to Conquer Student Loan Debt

Whether you took out thousands of dollars in student loans to finance a high earning degree or mistakenly looked at student loans as “free” money, we can all agree on one thing: student loan debt is no joke. With the average college graduate entering the work force with around $30,000 in student debt, it feels like you’re beginning your adult…

Yes, Building and Living in a Tiny House is a Real Thing

There are now over 105 million Google results for the search term: Tiny House. Clearly, this movement is red hot- but why is it so appealing? A Tiny House is smaller than 200 square feet – less than 1/10th the size of a typical American home. Tiny Houses are often built on flatbed trailers, so you can think of a…

If You’re Buying a House, Please Don’t Get Married

The news is everywhere. The spring home sale has begun and both buyers and sellers are highly active. Home sales are surging to the fastest pace in the last 18 months. According the Realtor Mag, existing home sales rose 6.1% in March month-over-month. After a quiet start to the year, sales activities picked up greatly throughout the country in March….

Founders Story with Greg Goodson of Rafflecopter

Greg is one of the founders of Rafflecopter, a dead simple way to host giveaways on your website. Rafflecopter makes it easy to launch and manage a giveaway for any brand, on any website, as much as you want, with no I.T. help required. RFZ: Can you tell us a little background about how you decided to start Rafflecopter? Greg: At the…

Founders Story with Art Agrawal of YourMechanic

Art is one of the co-founders of YourMechanic. YourMechanic provides car maintenance and repair at the convenience of your home or office at up 30% less cost than dealerships.  YourMechanic is currently available in 21 cities in 12 states. RFZ: Can you tell us a little background about how you decided to start YourMechanic? Art: I grew up in India. Growing up…

How To Reinvest Your Tax Refund For the Novice Investor

Ah, the smell of freshly printed Benjamins! You’ve paid your taxes and now you’re sitting on a pile of tax-refund cash. What to do with it? If you’re like the average person, you have some planning ahead of you. According to GOBankingRates.com, the average refund last year was just over $3,000. While that’ll buy a ton of fast food and…