Personal Finance Week in Review – Mt Bierstadt Climb

by Sean Bryant on August 18, 2013

Mt BierstadtI have lived in Colorado for two years now and yesterday I climbed my first 14,000 foot mountain.  Mt Bierstadt is one of 53 14,000 foot peaks in the state of Colorado.  While this wasn’t the most difficult climb, it got extremely rocky as we got close to the top and the lack of oxygen doesn’t help make things any easier.  All in all this made for a very rewarding weekend.

As some of you might have noticed I launched a new website,  The hopes is that it will help people understand the world of credit cards a little better.  Most importantly we want to show you how you can use travel reward credit cards to be able to travel the US and world for free.  Make sure you follow that website’s social media pages.

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Other than that I am also giving away a free Money School class from Jean Chatzky.  You will have the choice of whichever class you would find the most use out of.

Here are a few of my favorite personal finance articles from the past week.

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • Wow, that’s very impressive! I just couldn’t imagine being able to climb that tall of a mountain. Maybe I’m just out of shape 🙂 Congrats on your new site.

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks so much for the mention Sean, I really appreciate it! That sounds like quite the climb, though I imagine it was well worth it in the end!

  • Thanks for the mention! Definitely looking forward to learning how to use credit cards to travel for cheap (or even free).

  • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde

    The hubs is so proud he made it into your round up, haha! Thank you for including us! 🙂

  • Your Daily Finance

    Congrats on the new site! Sounds like you had a very busy and exciting weekend. I have never climbed a mountain but hear the experience is very rewarding.

  • Kendal

    Nice! I’ve lived in Colorado all my life and still haven’t climbed a 14’er. I hear Mt. Bierstadt is a good starting point because it’s not as difficult as say, Longs Peak. I’d like to give it a try so thanks for sharing your experience!

    • Yeah it if definitely one of the easier ones. The last 500-1000 feet of vertical climb are pretty tough because of the rocky terrain. It’s a great place to start.

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