Author Archives: Corey

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

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

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

How to Stop being a Hoarder

How to Stop being a Hoarder

A couple weeks ago, I finally took time to write down my thoughts on why I needed to start cleaning out apartment. We move just 7 months ago, so it’s not like we had THAT much extra stuff, but I came to realize that there were many hidden financial benefits to getting rid of stuff for free. That got me started. I finally had a reason to start, now it was just a matter of making it happen.Continue Reading

Young Adult Retirement Planning – Benefits of Saving a Lot Early

Young Adult Retirement Planning – Benefits of Saving a Lot Early

Retirement planning isn’t just for old people – or even middle aged people. People in their 20s and more generally, young adults, can start saving for retirement too. In fact, young adults can make a larger impact on their retirement income than anyone else can – and that’s because they have one major advantage that older people don’t have: time. By having more time for your investments to increase and earn more interest, young adults can either make or break their retirement plans based on whether they save or don’t save.Continue Reading

Salary Synopsis: A Look at Mark Hurd & 4 Other Top Tech Executives

Salary Synopsis: A Look at Mark Hurd & 4 Other Top Tech Executives

Mark Hurd and other top executives are transforming the fast-paced tech industry, and being paid handsomely for their efforts. If you want to learn from the best, take a closer look at these high achievers.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