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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 […]

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 […]

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.

IRAs- What’s the Difference and Which is Right for You?

IRAs- What’s the Difference and Which is Right for You?

IRAs, ROTH IRAS, 401(k)s… the list goes on. There are many different kinds of retirement accounts and without proper knowledge you could easily get overwhelmed, or worse leave money on the table!

CDs, IRAs, ETFs Oh My!

CDs, IRAs, ETFs Oh My!

Everything you read about personal finance or investing seems to be riddled with acronyms. There’s IRAs,CDs, ETFs and about one thousand more. In this post I’m going to explain some of the most common acronyms:

Paying Down Debt 101

Paying Down Debt 101

Almost all of us will carry some form of debt in our lives.  Eight out of Ten Americans have some form of debt, even though most of us would prefer not to carry any. Most people run into debt issues when their loans carry high […]

Creating a Budget-Excel

Creating a Budget-Excel

Hi Everyone! Today I want to talk about creating a budget.  It’s the first step I outline on my step-by-step guide and I can’t stress how important having a budget is. There are some different software/applications you can use to budget but for this post I’m […]