Author Archives: Corey

Our New “Budget” in 2015

Our New “Budget” in 2015

As a personal finance blogger, I have failed all of my readers. If this were a religious blog, I’d start out with the bold claim: “I’ve sinned.” You see, I stopped budgeting. Here’s why I stopped budgeting and how I plan to mix it up and get back to prioritizing our funds.Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Review

2014: A Year in Review

Wow, 2014 seemed to go fast. I can’t believe it’s already 2015… but I seem like I say that every year. Time seems to go by pretty fast, and that is part of the reason I take a moment to reflect on the year for all of you. 2013, if you recall, was a year of transition, adjustment, and steady financial growth for us. 2014 continued with some of the same trends, and then threw us some curve balls as well: both good and bad surprises.Continue Reading

Cash Flow Problems? How to Maintain a Strong Cash Flow for Your Enterprise

Cash Flow Problems? How to Maintain a Strong Cash Flow for Your Enterprise

They say that cash flow issues are never far behind when you are running an enterprise, especially if it is a small or medium-sized business or a start-up. But if you feel that your business is flagging behind despite having an excellent product or service, it could all stem from one culprit: your cash flow and how it is handled.Continue Reading

Retirement Moves to Make in Your 20s

Retirement Moves to Make in Your 20s

A recent trend from my informal surveys is that many young adults are not preparing for retirement, despite the huge advantage that young adults have. There are a number of different reasons for this inaction, including: not earning enough income, too much debt, not understanding the benefits, AND…not knowing HOW to prepare for retirement.Continue Reading

How to Earn More Money Today

How to Earn More Money Today

Do you desperately need to start earning more money today? There are times when every one of us have an emergency and need some extra money in a short amount of time. How many people do you know that have thousands of dollars laying around in case their car gets totaled or their roof begins to leak and is need of repair? There aren’t many. Those of us that are without thousands of dollars at the ready need to learn how to earn more money today.Continue Reading

How to Start Saving for Retirement

How to Start Saving for Retirement

One of the most difficult financial challenges that young adults face is how to start saving for retirement. In comparison to saving for retirement, managing your budget, spending less than you earn, and building up an emergency fund seem like a piece of cake. Retirement planning is a great mystery to so many young adults. Unfortunately, this means delaying or putting off actually investing money for your retirement. Just because it isn’t something you are familiar with, doesn’t mean you should put it off. In fact, if you have read my post on why compound interest matters so much, you probably wouldn’t put it off one more day.Continue Reading

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

I’ve hinted at it in some recent posts, but the time has finally come to share the big news with all of you. What’s the big news? We’re buying a home! To be more specific, we’re buying a condo.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