Hello everyone! I’m happy to say that Tie the Money Knot has just turned 2 years old! Now, don’t worry – there won’t be a toddler birthday party for this new 2 year old.  No going to Chuck e Cheese, no visiting indoor fun center with inflatable slides, no birthday cake either.  Sorry.  But at […]

Carnival of Retirement

by TTMK on January 13, 2014 · 4 comments

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Retirement! The Carnival of Retirement is a collection of personal finance-related submissions, many of which can relate to retirement.  Some directly, and others indirectly.  Either way, I hope you enjoy this week’s posts. Hank @ Money Q&A writes 5 Types Of Emergency Loans To […]

4 Health Moves to Help You Get Wealthy

by TTMK on December 30, 2013 · 10 comments

We all want to be healthy.  That’s a no-brainer. Most of us want to be wealthy too.  Or, at least have enough wealth to meet our needs and live comfortably.  I don’t know anybody who wants to struggle financially, do you? Well, every year that goes by, it’s more clear to me that there is […]

100 Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side

by TTMK on December 16, 2013 · 23 comments

Who doesn’t want to make extra money on the side?  For many people, it’s nice to have some additional income throughout the year or during specific times. Maybe you’re looking to supplement your retirement fund.  Or, perhaps you’re trying to pay off your student loan debt.  You might even be trying to save money for […]

How Do You Spend Your Time Online?

by TTMK on October 28, 2013 · 9 comments

It’s often said that time is money.  We can usually make more money, but can’t make more time.  After all, nobody has ever defeated father time. With that reality, our  time is precious and we want to make the most of it.  Thus, if we give any of it up, there should be something valuable […]

Peering Into the Future

by TTMK on October 21, 2013 · 9 comments

I got a look at the future recently, and it was interesting.  Actually, it’s a future I hope doesn’t happen! So, I was at a coffee shop trying to get some work done offsite.  Not sure about you, but I find that on occasion it can be productive to get a change of scenery and […]

Ways to Be More Productive

by TTMK on August 19, 2013 · 6 comments

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be someone who has more things that I would like to do than I have time available.  These days that seems to be the case with many of us.  The way I see it, life is short – so let’s make the most of our precious […]

The following post is by staff writer Melissa Batai A mere decade or two ago, the most a couple would stray from wedding tradition to walk on the wild side was to smash the wedding cake in one another’s faces.  However, as the price of weddings increases, from $15,208 in 1990 (Sell the Bride) to […]

I’m sure most of us have heard of the 80/20 rule. Often described as the Pareto Principle, it’s a concept illustrating how certain things provide a higher level of results than others.  It helps us invest our time, energy, and money into things that will pay off. It seems like a pretty good concept to […]

Introducing our New Staff Writer

by TTMK on May 29, 2013 · 7 comments

Hello everyone! With Tie the Money Knot having been around now since February of 2012, and growing in readership, I thought it would be a great time to add a staff writer who could bring another voice to the blog (in addition to mine), additional perspectives, and high quality articles for you. Along those lines, I’m happy to […]