Author Archives: Corey

Benefits of Using Barcode for Small Businesses

Benefits of Using Barcode for Small Businesses

For big box retailers, barcodes on products are a given. With such a large amount of inventory—both in volume and variety—barcodes are essential for tracking product inventory, smoothing the checkout experience, and ensuring price accuracy. Small business owners may be hesitant to invest in such a system, however.Continue Reading

Protecting What’s Yours: The Importance Of Having Adequate Home Insurance

Protecting What’s Yours: The Importance Of Having Adequate Home Insurance

If you have ever been in the position of needing to make an insurance claim when you have suffered a loss, you will know how important it is to have the right amount of coverage so that you are not left counting the cost through your own pocket. This home insurance guide takes a look at how you should set about getting the right policy and adequate level of cover, so that you can safely protect your building and its contents.Continue Reading

3 Essential Tips when Shopping for a Mortgage

3 Essential Tips when Shopping for a Mortgage

While I haven’t made an official announcement on my blog yet, my wife and I are in the process of buying a condo. If everything goes according to plan, we will be closing mid December. Buying a home has been quite the learning curve, and I am excited to share everything that I am learningContinue Reading

College Acceptance Letters and School Costs

College Acceptance Letters and School Costs

You may know exactly what college you want to attend. But maybe you’re unsure if you can afford it. When you are accepted at a college or university, the institution will send you an acceptance letter, with lots of information you need to determine if that school is right for you. The infographic below from Citizens Bank breaks down the details that will be contained in every acceptance letter you receive.Continue Reading

How to Hire an Attorney

How to Hire an Attorney

I just found out that we will need to hire an attorney, and my first reaction was a “Why do I need an attorney?” I was not only surprised, but a little hesitate to hire an attorney because I’m the type of person that wants to do everything myself. But, there are many advantages of hiring an attorney and if I have to do it anyway, I might as well do it right. Here’s how you can too.Continue Reading

Planning Ahead: Starting a Family and Preparing for College Savings

Planning Ahead: Starting a Family and Preparing for College Savings

As fall kicks into high gear, perhaps you’re looking ahead to when you’ll be starting a family or you’re already in the routine of shooing young kids out to door to meet the bus and reminding them not to forget their lunches. In either case, back to school season should also be a reminder that it’s time to think through your plans for college savings – the sooner, the better.Continue Reading

Popular Excuses to Delay Investing that Nobody Believes

Popular Excuses to Delay Investing that Nobody Believes

Young adults have the upper hand when it comes to investing because time is on their side, but only when they take advantage of it. Too often, as is the case with some of my close friends, young adults (and people in general) make excuses to delay investing. As it turns out, there are several common excuses that everyone makes, and they fall in three types/categories. There may be a few more excuses that people create, but the popular ones fall into one of the following three categories.Continue Reading

How to Kick Unemployment’s Butt!

How to Kick Unemployment’s Butt!

While it’s clear that you can’t prepare for everything, there are a lot of things that you can control. Don’t let a simple change in job status affect your financial future – take steps now to prepare and join the movement of young adults kicking unemployment’s butt!Continue Reading

Is it Worth TRYING to Beat the Index?

Is it Worth TRYING to Beat the Index?

Few things are as alluring as beating Wall Street. Whether you’re a slow-going Buffett fan or a fanatic of in-and-out trading and influence George Soros-style, the idea of beating the market averages over the long term is what any investor wants to do. Beating the index marginally…say, by 1% a year for 20 years, makes a huge difference in total returns. However, beating the index reliably and over the long term isn’t as easy as shaving an extra 1% from the market each year. Every investor wants to do it, but should you try to do it? And if you want to beat the index, what are the more reasonable ways to do it?Continue Reading