Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and I have received financial compensation. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When you think about insurance, you often think about your car, home, and life insurance. You have probably heard that many movie stars insure various body parts, such as […]
Archives for May 2017
When you are looking at ways to cut back on expenses, cable TV should be one of the first to go. Read about my personal experience with cutting cable to see the impact it had on our spending. But don’t just think about the finances – realize that you can watch 95% of all your favorite […]
In high school, I won a lot of tennis matches. I hoped to play college tennis. At least, I hoped to play college tennis until I started playing matches against other aspiring collegiate tennis players. You see, ordinary tennis players win matches by returning the ball more times than their opponent. College tennis players win […]
An understanding about when you should contact and get help from a lawyer for your student loan debt problems.
If you are graduating college this spring, you are donning your black gowns and caps and walking the stage in a few weeks (or maybe you have already) to receive the diploma you have worked so hard for. Congratulations! I know this is an exciting time for you – you are finally done with college. […]
For some people, growing your net worth by $5,000 per month might seem crazy. For others, it might seem normal. Growing your net worth by $5,000 per month means seeing your net worth rise by $60,000 per year. That sounds like a lot, but if you’re looking to retire and live comfortable in the future, […]
What differentiates gamblers and investors? Math. In particular, investors have statistical expectations on their side. They know that upside potential outweighs the downside risk. If they make the same “bet” over and over again, investors will see a positive return on their money. Active trading is a form of investing that allows investors to arbitrage […]
At the onset, real estate investing sounds like an expensive venture costing thousands of dollars in initial investment. And in the past, it used to be! Fortunately, you don’t need six figures in the bank to be a real estate investor today. It really starts with a solid financial plan. Many people who have reached […]
How to use crowdfunding to pay for college, including what platforms to use and how to craft a campaign that will get funded.
Bitcoin is a new form of currency that has been a hot topic for debate recently. Is it safe to invest? How do you spend it? How do you know how many you have, and how does it make sense to spend a fraction of a coin on a purchase? These questions are natural first […]
Since the dawn of time (or at least the early 2000s), Quicken has treated Mac users as second class citizens. As a result, MacHeads everywhere lacked access to the best personal finance software on the market. Enter Banktivity (or at that time iBanks). Banktivity works exclusively with Macs and Apple products. For the last 18 years, […]
Once you graduate or resume paying your student loans after a period of forbearance, you may find that your student loan servicer has changed. Unfortunately, the task of finding and paying the proper company rests on the borrower, along with other facts you probably didn’t know about your student loans. If you don’t know where to […]
You know the importance of saving but struggle to do it anyway. Sound familiar? If so check out these top automatic savings apps.
Receiving graduation money can be exciting and you can save or invest your graduation money to improve your finances.
The start of summer is a great time to look at your finances, check your debt, get organized, and create a financial plan for the rest of the year.
DAY-TRADER, n. See IDIOT Lauded Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Zweig doesn’t pull any punches. He believes that active trading is a fool’s errand, and that value investing is the only intelligent approach to stock market investing. In general, day traders make brokers rich while leaving themselves broker every day. We know this, so we tend to […]
Our list of 15 different tactics that you can use to save an extra $500 or more each month and boost your savings.
Clarity Money has the story right. Managing checking and credit accounts, bills and more is time consuming. Inconsistent incomes and lumpy bills turns financial management turns into a nightmare. And many people are struggling with it. The Clarity Money App wants to be the technological advocate that streamlines your finances. Their platform offers big savings opportunities. However, […]
A lot of the side hustles we discuss require a car, and that prevents a lot of people from doing them. And while it’s true that 95% of Americans own a car, that number has actually been declining in the last few years. With more people biking, using scooters, and taking public transportation, there is […]
The performing arts are my life! I have grown up in the world of music and theatre and it is in this discipline that I will be pursuing my college degree. My parents have always emphasized that an undergraduate education is necessary for long term success, but planning and saving money is a mandatory first […]
When I turned fifteen and had my first summer job, an idea popped into my head. I wanted to reach a goal of making $10,000 in high school. For a fifteen-year-old, I did not think it was possible, but I wanted to try. I always knew from a young age that due to the lack […]
We compare the most popular solo 401k options from providers such as Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, Etrade, and more to show you the best prices.