The Big Money Blog


How Much Per Cap?

Start talking about per cap and you can bet everyone’s going to have an opinion.  For instance, how much is a good per cap payment and how often should that payment be made?  Some say the more the merrier because there’s no such thing as too big a per cap payment.  Can I get a[…..]


Best Money Tips For 2014 (From My Green and Other Financial Ninjas)

Use cash when buying gas. Don’t co-mingle assets with a snag.  That means separate cars, credit cards, and cell phone plans. “Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon” – Peter Lynch (financial guru) For online financial accounts, add optional security questions with answers that can’t be found on your Facebook or[…..]


Is Big Money Here to Stay?

A number of tribal nations have enjoyed tremendous financial prosperity during the last two decades. Some have passed this wealth onto tribal members in the form of generous per capita payments made annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or even monthly. It’s easy to get used to consistent and reliable cash that enables a comfortable lifestyle. One that[…..]

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Things Money Won’t Buy For You This New Year… or Ever

Self-Respect (or Respect in general): Respect is something that is earned. It cannot be bought or influenced. You have to be the best person you can be to earn the respect of others, and in turn, yourself. Be your best self, and you’ll go places. Purpose in life There’s nothing worse than wasting your own[…..]

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3 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Worked During High School After You Graduate

Develop professional habits As a teen you’re constantly learning new things, and picking up new skills. One of the most important skills you can refine while you’re in school and working part-time is your ability to conduct yourself in a professional and presentable manner. Those habits will help you in your college interview, or even[…..]

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4 Common Mistakes Teens Make When Looking for Success

Your teenage years are a big deal! You’re entering adulthood, comes with a ton of responsibility – especially when you get your Big Money! Most people think one’s big money represents a turning point in life, and to some extent, it’s true! But you should keep these tips in mind so that you don’t end[…..]


What Inspires You?

What inspires you? Is it the want or need to become something more.. To reach for the stars and do what you were told was impossible? Or are you inspired by everyday heroes– people who do selfless tasks who are often underappreciated. One lesson you will learn in life is whether you were born into[…..]


A Gift for Everyone in the Family for under $30

It is difficult to manage money, especially around the holiday season. There are many less expensive thoughtful gifts that cost less and your family will appreciate. You don’t need to blow all of your hard-earned money this holiday season on gifts! Mom and Dad   Parents love homemade gifts and some even prefer that you[…..]

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3 Features You Should Start Using On Your Smartphone

“There’s an app for that” is old news; everyone knows that there is an app for almost everything. People often forget about some of most basic apps that are oftentimes, the most valuable. Email Keep your emails free from junk and check it daily. You need to get in this habit in preparation for college[…..]

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5 Ways to Listen to Music for Free

Tired of the music same old playlists on Pandora or on your iTunes? There are many other resources to find new music for free. Discover new artists and songs on your laptop, tablet or smartphone with these websites and apps. 1. Spotify: can be linked with Facebook, so you can see what your friends are listening[…..]