Buck Inspire Blog

Take A Break When You Need One 6

Take A Break When You Need One

Last week my wife and I had planned on taking a little vacation with Baby Buck. Calmer heads prevailed and we ended up just taking time off from work because I wanted to keep...

Redfin Real Estate Owned and Short Sale Tips 2

Redfin Real Estate Owned and Short Sale Tips

The other day I attended a Redfin Short Sale seminar at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. The tacos were delicious, but the high energy, informative overview of real estate owned (REO) properties and short sales...

Paid Family Leave California 16

Paid Family Leave California

When Baby Buck was still in the oven, I knew about maternity leave and nothing else. In speaking with other fathers, I learned that California has a benefit called Paid Family Leave. Both parents...

Stress Income Ratio 10

Stress Income Ratio

In personal finance, we deal with tons of ratios like debt income and price earnings. But what about stress income? Never heard of it? Let me explain. The other day a friend of mine...

Data Plan Overages and How to Avoid Them 2

Data Plan Overages and How to Avoid Them

While waiting for my new iPhone 5 to ship, I’ve been pushing the envelope with my current iPhone 3GS and mobile apps. I downloaded the Podcast app to keep up with my favorite shows...

No Email Before Noon 16

No Email Before Noon

A few weeks ago, Shawanda from You Have More Than You Think shared a wonderful productivity tip. You can’t check your email until noon. In theory, you’ll be more productive with your morning hours....

Chase Mobile App 6

Chase Mobile App

This post was brought to you by AXA Insurance Since I was a teenager, I’ve been using traditional credit cards like Mastercard, Discover, and American Express very conservatively and so far this practice has...