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The Budgeting Secret Weapon

The Budgeting Secret Weapon

Budgeting is HARD At first glance, you might think it doesn’t sound too bad, track the in…track the out… compare. But when you really think about how often you exchange money, it quickly becomes daunting. Different people have different strategies, I talk about using excel […]

3 Financial Goals Anyone Can Keep in 2018

3 Financial Goals Anyone Can Keep in 2018

Happy New Year! The start of a new year signals the rush of new faces to the gym, more people elbowing you in the organic aisle in the grocery store and new lofty savings goals. We all know we can be very ambitious with these […]

Monday Monies: 8/6 – 8/13

Monday Monies: 8/6 – 8/13

This past week flew by! Summer in Chicago is so busy, there is always something to do, hopefully when fall rolls around I’ll have a stricter schedule. For now here’s week 3:

3 Ways to Get A Credit Card With No Credit

3 Ways to Get A Credit Card With No Credit

This topic actually came to me in a conversation with my mom. She was worried that my younger brother (22) has no credit and no foreseeable need in the direct future. I suspect this is a problem that a lot of young people have. After […]

Bear or Bull? What do These Market Terms Mean?

Bear or Bull? What do These Market Terms Mean?

Bear vs. Bull, what are they? “Bear” and “Bull” are used to describe market trends. You will often hear the term “bear-market” or “bull-market”. They are used to describe how the market is moving-up or down. They really describe how investors are feeling about the […]

Guns Germs and Steel: Review

Guns Germs and Steel: Review

Have you ever been asked: What book has made you smarter? For me, the answer to that question is Guns Germs and Steel. I love when I get to talk about a good non-fiction book and Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond is one […]

When to Move Money to Savings: Monthly Bank Account Rebalancing

When to Move Money to Savings: Monthly Bank Account Rebalancing

How do you know when to move money to savings? How do you know what balances to keep in you’re checking account? When I first started out budgeting and working on my own personal finance journey, I googled these questions as well. I was looking […]

7 Ways to Save, Without Cutting Your Daily Latte

7 Ways to Save, Without Cutting Your Daily Latte

Too often I see budgeting or personal finance advice along the lines of cutting your daily coffee or treat from the vending machine every day. In reality, there are much more efficient ways to save that don’t force you to cut out the little things […]

Credit Cards vs. Cash: The Two Budget Camps

Credit Cards vs. Cash: The Two Budget Camps

If I had a dollar for every time I heard something along the lines of “millennials never carry cash” I’d have a bunch of cash I wouldn’t want to carry.

What is a Credit Score?

What is a Credit Score?

Credit Score? What’s that? Chances are you’ve heard of having a credit score, maybe you know you have one, maybe you even know what it is, but do you know what it means?