Author Archives: Don

Saving For Retirement: Just Do It

Saving For Retirement: Just Do It

Saving for retirement can be done. I can say this because I understand how saving and interest work. Most people do not. They simply see that they have $2,500 in their 401k plan and therefore are short $997,500. That number is defeating and so they just give up.Continue Reading

Estimating Your Investment Performance

Estimating Your Investment Performance

When it comes to investing, do you really know what your return is? Most investors rely on either their advisor to provide this information or use third party software to get their results. But you can do it yourself if you would like. Now before you go running for the hills, know that the math involved isn’t terribly complex. But there is math involved and the method I present below won’t be 100% accurate. However the resulting number is a close approximation of your performance and for most investors, this will suffice.Continue Reading

Build A Work Wardrobe On A Budget

Build A Work Wardrobe On A Budget

One of the more costly things when starting out your career is building a wardrobe. This is the case regardless if you are a man or a woman. Clothes cost a lot. So how do you go about building a work wardrobe while keep cost in mind? In this post I am going to show you some tricks you can use to build your work wardrobe on a budget.Continue Reading

Evaluate Your Spending For A Happier Life

Evaluate Your Spending For A Happier Life

Are you happy with where your life is? Do you want to be happier or maybe just even happy? Many people might look at their career or relationships as the reason for a lack of satisfaction in their lives. But the issue could be a lot simpler than that. It could be your spending.Continue Reading

A Simple Trick To Motivate You To Save More

A Simple Trick To Motivate You To Save More

Are you having a tough time saving money? You might have good intentions when it comes to saving but you get easily distracted and buy things you really don’t need? We’ve talked in the past about various ways to save money. Today, I am going to offer another strategy for those still having a hard time with saving.Continue Reading

Considering Income Share Agreement Instead of Student Loans

Considering Income Share Agreement Instead of Student Loans

Student loans are getting a bad rap. On any given day you can read stories about recent grads who unknowingly took out tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for college and now cannot repay them or make ends meet. Because of this, new products are coming to the market to help students attend and afford college without being burdened by the cost of repaying the loans. One product that is growing in popularity is an income share agreement.Continue Reading

Marriage Financial Checklist

Marriage Financial Checklist

Congratulations, you are getting married! As fun of a time as this is, and let’s be honest, stressful when it comes to all of the wedding planning, there is one important aspect of your future lives that many newly married couples overlook ñ their finances. I am not talking about sticking to a budget when planning the wedding or anything like that. What I am talking about is looking at and understanding how your financial lives are going to change. In this post, I will walk you through some important items that need to be on your financial checklist so that your finances are in great shape for the many years after the wedding.Continue Reading

Should You Automate Your Finances?

Should You Automate Your Finances?

We all live busy lives. From working to running errands, to cleaning the house and carting the kids to soccer practice, we have little down time. As a result of having little down time, we choose to overlook or ignore some things in our lives that need to be done. Like weeding the flower beds or even cleaning out the garage. Another area that many of us tend to overlook is our finances. But there is hope. You can automate your finances.Continue Reading

Networking Tips To Get Ahead

Networking Tips To Get Ahead

You’ve heard the saying, it’s not what you know but who you know. Part of this process of getting to know more people is to network. For some people, networking is in their DNA. They love talking to people and getting to know everyone. For others, networking can be one of their biggest fears. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, I have some tips to help you to take your networking to the next level.Continue Reading

Options For Making Extra Money

Options For Making Extra Money

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about what you would do if you won the lottery? Who hasn’t? While the odds of you striking it rich by winning the lottery are slim, there are many ways you can earn some extra money each month.Continue Reading