Best Way to Track Your Net Worth

Best Way to Track Your Net Worth

I USED to think that tracking your net worth was for rich people. It was just something that older people did, or even people who were older and closer to retirement. I thought it was just one of those things that people with a large net worth used to brag. My opinion changed when I started to understand what a net worth measures that other things do not. I started to track my net worth, but my process has improved over the years. Find out how to track your net worth efficiently.Continue Reading

I’ve Been Turned Down for Life Insurance. Now What?

I’ve Been Turned Down for Life Insurance. Now What?

There are many reasons a person can be turned down for a life insurance policy, and not all of them are related to health. Of course, various health conditions as well as a history of drug or alcohol abuse can be factors that can lead to a rejected application. But life insurance companies also look at an applicant’s finances and background, too.Continue Reading

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

When you get your first job, you’ll be signing a lot of documents upon being hired. You’ll be paying the most attention to your direct deposit form and your 401k form since these deal with your salary. One form that might not raise questions but needs understanding is the non-compete form. More and more employers are having their employees sign a non-compete and it is in your best interest to fully understand what you are signing.Continue Reading

How to Help Family Members With Money Issues

How to Help Family Members With Money Issues

You’ve probably heard about not mixing money and family. When you lend money to family (or even friends) it tends to end badly. But I’m not here to talk about why you shouldn’t mix the two. I am going to talk about why you shouldn’t help out family members with money issues when you have money issues of your own. Below are 3 things to think about before helping others with money when you have issues of your own.Continue Reading

6 Tips to Budget for Your First New Car

6 Tips to Budget for Your First New Car

Buying a new car is a special experience, because you have the opportunity to drive something no one has used before. That fresh new car smell is always a little sweeter in a vehicle that’s not pre-owned. While a brand new car is significantly more expensive than a used model, there’s no reason you can’t buy one when you budget appropriately.Continue Reading

Hidden College Expenses

Hidden College Expenses

When it comes to paying for college, the expenses that come to mind are your tuition, room and board and of course, books. But there are many other expenses that we often overlook. We don’t intentionally overlook them, but because they tend to be on the smaller side, they get lost when we are looking at the big expenses. So what are these expenses and how much should you set aside for them? Keep reading to find out.Continue Reading

Gaining Control of Your Spending

Gaining Control of Your Spending

What with socializing, holidays, shopping and financial temptations at every turn, your twenties can be a difficult time to save up. However, by getting control of your spending and becoming more financially savvy in your youth, you can help to ensure a smoother financial path in the future. A useful new infographic from MYJAR, showsContinue Reading