4 Ways To Save Money Without Impacting Your Lifestyle

4 Ways To Save Money Without Impacting Your Lifestyle

Saving money is always a good goal, yet often we’d rather focus on our immediate needs and wants rather than our long-term financial picture. But saving money and enjoying your current lifestyle don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Here are four ways to save that won’t impact your enjoyment of your everyday life.

The Hidden Cost of Pets

The Hidden Cost of Pets

It’s time for a confession: I am an animal hoarder. After decades of pet ownership, I am now extremely qualified to share with you just how expensive these companions can be and how you can factor that into your decision making process on whether you are ready for the responsibility on a financial level.

Life Insurance 101

Life Insurance 101

Oh, life insurance… No one likes to talk about it, and who can blame them. It’s not exactly a “sexy” topic. That being said, it’s definitely something worth talking about. Here are the basics you should know if you’re considering buying life insurance.

Saving for College: What You Need to Know About 529 Plans

Saving for College: What You Need to Know About 529 Plans

If you’re looking into saving for your child’s college education, you may have heard of 529 college savings plans. But what are these plans, what are the benefits, and are they the right options for you and your family? Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell.

The Surprising Cost of Lunch

The Surprising Cost of Lunch

Depending on your situation, you may be scraping by on raman everyday or you may have an opportunity to take yourself out for a decent lunch during the workday.Lunch is an opportunity to save money. Let’s look at just what that workday lunch might be costing you and how you can curb your lunch spending.

Why I Don’t Have An “Extreme Money Story”

Why I Don’t Have An “Extreme Money Story”

In the age of blogging, it seems that the most outrageous or awe-inspiring stories often make their way to the top of the news, and for good reason. We want to feel inspired to do better. The problem comes when trying to live your life as others do if it’s not what fits you or your lifestyle best.

4 Reasons the Cost of Your Mortgage May Change

4 Reasons the Cost of Your Mortgage May Change

Whether you own a home already or are planning to purchase one in the future, there are a few things you should know about your monthly mortgage payment and its potential to fluctuate.

How to Turn Your Financial Goals Into To Dos

How to Turn Your Financial Goals Into To Dos

If you’ve already spent the time to sit down and write out your financial goals for the near-term and long-term you’re already ahead of most people. But, once you’ve developed those goals, how do you move forward? How do you take those goals and break them down into a manageable “To Do” list?

How the IRS Reviews Your Tax Return: Should You Be Worried?

How the IRS Reviews Your Tax Return: Should You Be Worried?

With the deadline to file your taxes officially looming we spend some time explaining the process the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses to review your return. As dry as taxes may seem, it’s always a good thing to understand what the IRS is looking for and how they go about reviewing your return.

How To Recover From A Money Blunder

How To Recover From A Money Blunder

We don’t always make “the right” decisions with our money. Whether your blunder took the form of debt or you just generally didn’t get the value out of a purchase, here are some steps you can take to recover from these mistakes so they don’t follow you into the next phase of your financial life.

Fighting The Impulse To Keep Up With The Joneses

Fighting The Impulse To Keep Up With The Joneses

"Keeping up with the Joneses" can be an expensive and never-ending pursuit, so how do you fight this impulse to allow yourself to spend money on the things that will make you happiest instead of just competing with your friends and neighbors?

Family Finances: Are Your Loved Ones A Liability?

Family Finances: Are Your Loved Ones A Liability?

Every family seems to have one crazy uncle pushing his pyramid scheme at family dinners, but what happens when those closest to you are struggling with money? Do you open your wallet and help? Most of us don’t have tons of spare funds sitting around to get our siblings or even our parents out of a jam, so what’s the best way to deal with this?

Why Overthinking Your Investment Strategy is Costing You​​​​​​​

Why Overthinking Your Investment Strategy is Costing You​​​​​​​

We all feel the pull to “beat the market” and to ensure that our investments are performing at an acceptable level, so often we wait for the perfect moment to invest or that shining stock that you can sell for 10 times what you bought it for. These are all good things to strive for, but for most of us, this opportunism can really hurt us.

Making Money Mantras Work For Your Finances

Making Money Mantras Work For Your Finances

You may already use mantras in other aspects of your life, but have you ever incorporated them into your financial life? Here are some steps you can take to find the right mantra.