About Bobby Kania

Bobby Kania graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Computer Science, and minors in Music and Math. During his summers as an undergraduate, Bobby interned with Bloomberg, L.P. and General Electric. He was also the Treasuries Sector Head in Bond And Securities Investing by Students (BASIS). He currently works as an analyst for a major bank.

My Pledge to Become a Millionaire

With a blog title like Making Money Fast and Slow, it's no wonder why we'd want to be millionaires. I've read many books about how to become a millionaire, but my favorites are: The Millionaire Next Door and I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Recently, I came across the Budgets Are Sexy's Million Dollar Club. [...]

By |November 24th, 2013|Investing|8 Comments

How to Get Free Cars for Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKyV8CTHeJ0 Although I'm not a huge fan of Dave Ramsey, I think this video that he created is very valuable. Most people throw money down the drain every month on their car payments. When your mortgage is underwater, it's a big deal. However, when you buy a new car and drive it off the [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|3 Comments

Automating Your Finances: Create Separate Savings Accounts

Source: Gawker Assets A while back, I posted about how to automate your finances. After you get your emergency fund set up, invest for retirement, and pay off any expenses (debt, rent, etc.), you're ready to saving for discretionary expenses such as a vacation, a down-payment for a house, or college tuition for [...]

By |November 17th, 2013|Saving Money|0 Comments

The True Cost of Commuting and Some Alternatives

A few years back I found this awesome infographic that summarized why it literally pays to live closer to work. Using the assumption that it costs about 51 cents per mile to drive your car (including insurance, gas, wear and tear, etc.) and a 40 minute commute, you spend, wait for it: $125,000 over 10 [...]

By |November 13th, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|5 Comments

We Just Joined the Yakezie Challenge

We just joined the Yakezie Challenge with the goal of reaching an Alexa rank of 200K within the next six months, but we'd definitely like to accomplish this goal by the end of 2013! You can help us accomplish this goal by continuing to read our posts and by following us on Twitter and Facebook. [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Short Twitter (TWTR) Stock Now…It’s Downhill from Here

As with most, if not all, IPOs, the initial wave of speculators and investors buying into the hype the issuers pent up has inflated the stock price of Twitter, now sitting at 41.65. The stock was issued at $26 per share on Thursday, but instantly shot up to $46. While some believe we are in [...]

By |November 10th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

3 Ways to Financial Independence

Sprinting to the Finish One of the hardest ways to become financially independent is to sprint to the finish. There are a few ways to sprint: graduate college with a high salary job and save like crazy, get a large inheritance or other windfall, or make a large bet with a very large payout (lottery, [...]

By |November 7th, 2013|Financial Education|4 Comments

4 Ways to Build Your Credit Score After College

Open a credit card What's the best way to show creditors that they should lend you money? Prove to them that other lendors have also given you money. If you've never had a credit card before, you may need to co-sign with your parents, but using a credit card is the best way to build [...]

By |October 27th, 2013|Credit Cards|0 Comments

5 Ways to Save Money Online Today

Get Discounted Gift Cards Get discounted gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants by scoring huge discounts online. Take a College Course for Free Forget paying tuition to the big institutions and opt to take a college online for the great price of free. Use a Discount Code When you check out online, you [...]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Frugal Tips, Saving Money|0 Comments