April was a great month financially since we received most of the cash for selling my websites. That means we were able to pile a chunk of cash onto our various savings goals, which in turn, led me to look at houses more —...Read More
Home ownership is definitely something that’s in my long-term plan, but I haven’t quite figured out where it fits in. One important aspect of determine when I will buy a house, is determining how much house I can...Read More
March was a busy month. I sold a portion of my online business (nothing related to this website), which means I’ll be getting a chunk of money in April that will definitely help me reach my goals for the year. The stock...Read More
Things didn’t turn out as well in February as they did in January, largely because I owed almost $5k in taxes and had previously anticipated/saved only $1.5k. This is the reason our net worth remained flat, yet we were...Read More
2013 is off to an absolutely fantastic start from a financial standpoint. We contributed to all of our necessary goals and our net worth took a nice jump up and $100k in assets by the end of this year looks entirely possible...Read More
Unfortunately I didn’t quite double my net worth since the start of 2012, but I came mighty close. And it was still a great year over all! There isn’t a whole lot to say about my balance sheets since I covered most...Read More
This month we were able to knock out another goal. I contributed the final $3k to my Roth IRA to complete our 2012 contributions. So now that all of our other goals for the year are completed, we can focus on saving for a house!...Read More
September was our first month of having combined finances, and all I can say is that I’m not sure what all of the fuss is about. Combining finances was actually pretty easy and definitely makes our finances simpler. We...Read More
I’m Will, the creator of HackingTheBank. No, this site isn’t about actually hacking banks. This blog is all about maximizing personal finance decisions so that we win instead of the banks.
I started this blog in 2010 when I graduated college with $43k of student loans and a negative net worth. Since then I’ve achieved milestones like getting married, buying a house, and tripling my income. During this time my wife and I managed to earn over 12,000,000 miles and points and used those points to travel to over 50 countries. And all of these points came from banks; neither of us travel for work.