Money Mistakes That Will Poison You

Don’t burn yourself financially with bad financial mistakes. I’ve made some, and if I had just been more diligent and attentive I could have avoided them. I recently was reading a post by Tortoise Banker about Protecting Your A$$ets and Income and he truly inspired this post. Being Uninsured In any regard. Having no car […]

Am I less of a man if I’m in debt?

There’s a dirty little word called “debt” that has brought many a man to tears and shame. You might not see it because no man boasts of it. “Hey, I’m 5k dollars in credit card debt” – boasted no one ever. This is not the same as saying with pride that you purchased a home. But debt […]

How Investors Lose Out To Emotion [Infographic]

Investor emotion can be a dangerous thing. Without insight, knowledge, and setting parameters and limits, emotions can flood even the sharpest investor. A key is to remove as much of the emotional component as you can (setting limits, stops, etc). How do investors lose to emotion? Euphoria leads to Confidence: A buyer jumps in and […]

Pitfalls for First-Time Homebuyers [Infographic]

You may be surprised to hear how many single people are entering the housing market and buying a home.  The Nation Association of Realtors said in 2012 that 25% of all home purchases last year were made by solo homebuyers. That may seem a bit surprising as it is often difficult for single-income households to […]

Thinking Ahead – Planning For Your Kids Financial Future

How many thumbs up does our school system get for providing a financial education to our kids – zero. I wish I could say two thumbs up, but sadly…nothing is taught. You’d think banking and understanding credit would be required. You won’t find it though. Our educational system is woefully inadequate when it comes to […]

How Much Does Lyft Cost? A Little Hint on the Ride-Sharing Service’s Pricing

Just two weeks ago I used the new ride-sharing service “Lyft” for the first time. I heard it was cheaper than a taxi and extremely convenient. What’s the catch? Well, none. I searched endlessly online and could not find the answer to “How much does Lyft cost?” Immediately I decided to try them out for […]

Getting Courage To Look Ahead and Take Action for Your Retirement

If you’ve been pondering retirement and what you’re going to do in your golden years then you’ve probably come up with a few ideas. The most common strategies available are a 401k plan, pension plan, IRA’s (Roth or Traditional) and investing in the stock market. For a few their strategy might be relying on social […]

Here’s How I’m Never Going to Pay for an iPhone Again

Guess what I just bought on Friday? The new iPhone 5S. Nope, I’m not an Apple fanatic. I don’t own a Mac laptop–didn’t you know that Macs are overpriced PCs? I had a work iPad. Which was awesome. Now I don’t have that work iPad. I’ve never stood in an Apple iPhone opening day line […]

6 Tips on How To Be Courageous Getting Out of Debt

Whenever I think of debt my brow furrows, my head starts to hurt, and I tack on a few more wrinkles. I’ve now aged 10 years in a matter of seconds. At least this is how it feels. Many of us work hard and take each day head on. No questions asked. But ask us […]

Inspiration To Trump Fear and Take Your Money Further

Right now I’m laying in bed with a cold craving chicken nuggets. I hate McDonald’s and all it’s done to fast track the assault on healthy eating. Yet, I still love me some McNuggets. I was sick enough that for second breakfast (lunchtime) I cooked bacon and eggs. Well, 2 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, […]