Planning Ahead For College

Planning Ahead For College

Summer is a great time for soon to be college students and current college students. You get to come home, reconnect with friends and family and enjoy life. But, there are some things you should do over the summer to make your upcoming school year the best it can be. Here are some tips that I’ve used (and have seen others use) that help to keep college easy and fun.Continue Reading

Rolling Over Your Retirement Plan

Rolling Over Your Retirement Plan

Our generation is nothing like our parents. Our parents generation would find a job, stay with the employer for life, get a gold watch upon retirement and be done with it. I’ve seen this too: my Dad worked for the same company for over 40 years. I’m in my mid-30′s and I’ve already worked for three employers since graduating college!Continue Reading

The Importance of Comparison Shopping Health Insurance

The Importance of Comparison Shopping Health Insurance

A few months ago, my wife started to get frequent headaches. Some were mild, others were so severe she had to stay in bed all day. After talking with her doctor, a bunch of tests were ordered. For the most part, our health insurance kicked in and paid for the majority of the bills. In most cases, we were left paying up to $100 for what insurance didn’t cover. But then the surprise bill came. A scan from the local hospital cost us $2,000! And this was after our insurance paid their portion.Continue Reading

6 of the Hottest Apps for Managing Your Investments

6 of the Hottest Apps for Managing Your Investments

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to keep track of stock market reports, budget your own finances, or even get investment advice, there are several apps you can utilize to make sure you’re playing it smart when it comes to your cash. Continue Reading

How Liquid is Peer to Peer Lending as an Investment?

How Liquid is Peer to Peer Lending as an Investment?

Over the past several years, I had heard a lot about peer to peer lending as an investment option. Being the curious investor that I was and still am, I decided to give it a shot. There’s no better way to learn than from personal experience. Unfortunately, my two year stint has not proven successful and I am doing everything I can to get out of this investment. Here’s why everyone should think twice before making the plunge.Continue Reading

Home Budgeting 101: 5 Steps to Budget Your Dream Home

Home Budgeting 101: 5 Steps to Budget Your Dream Home

Do you want a cute cottage on the lake, a mansion in the most prestigious part of town, a bungalow on a large chunk of property, or something else? It’s possible to live the life of your dreams if you save enough money. So, if you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, take a look at these five steps to budget for it.Continue Reading

8 Things to Remember When Budgeting For a Vacation

8 Things to Remember When Budgeting For a Vacation

The average vacation cost for a family of four is an astonishing $4,000, a not inconsiderable amount for most Americans. Here are seven expenses that every vacation budget should include.Continue Reading