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Should You Use Savings To Pay Off Debt?

Should You Use Savings To Pay Off Debt?

Many times people in debt want to do everything possible to get out of debt as fast as they can. This usually leads to them wondering if they should be taking some of their savings to pay off some of their debt. Unfortunately, many times this can backfire and cause more harm than good. But in some cases, it is a smart thing to do in order to get out of debt.Continue Reading

How To Invest In Your 401k

How To Invest In Your 401k

You graduated college and landed your first job. Congratulations! Now you are staring at this form that is having you pick what investments you want to invest inside your 401k plan. This can be an overwhelming time as most people have never invested up until now. This post will walk you through your options so that you get the most out of your 401k plan and set yourself up for investing success.Continue Reading

4 Smart Ways To Pay Off Debt Fast

4 Smart Ways To Pay Off Debt Fast

If you are in debt, you probably want to get out of debt as soon as possible. If so, then this post is for you. I am going to show you 4 smart ways to help you pay off debt fast. After reading this post, you will be motivated to tackle your debt in new ways and finally rid yourself of the monthly payments and the stress.Continue Reading

How To Enjoy Your Life While Living On A Budget

How To Enjoy Your Life While Living On A Budget

Yes a budget is designed to help you reach your future goals, but you don’t have to sacrifice your happiness today in order to get there. You can easily do both. This post is going to show you how to really live on a budget, be happy now, and make progress towards your future goals.Continue Reading

How To Get The Raise You Deserve

How To Get The Raise You Deserve

You hear the news stories all of the time. Today’s workers are earning less than the previous generation. It seems as though companies have wired us to be grateful for a 3% raise when in reality we should be getting more. Think about it, if inflation averages 3% and you only get a 3% raise, you are never really getting ahead. You are just treading water. If you want to get ahead, you need to get the raise you deserve.Continue Reading

Ways To Save Money On Technology

Ways To Save Money On Technology

Technology continues to change at a faster pace every year. The next thing you know, we will be in flying cars! But for now, when it comes to technology, you have to be smart. You know when that fancy Blu-Ray player came out it was over $1,000. Now you can have one for around $100. The key is being smart so you can save money on technology.Continue Reading

Creating An Investment Portfolio That Saves You Money

Creating An Investment Portfolio That Saves You Money

When it comes to investing, our main priority is that it makes us money. We want it to grow through share appreciation, dividends and capital gains. Unfortunately, many investors don’t take into account taxes as they should. As a result, they end up not growing their portfolios as much as they potentially could. In this post, I will walk you through how to structure your portfolio so that you can save money on taxes and as a result, grow your portfolio to larger amounts.Continue Reading

5 Steps To Smart Couple Finances

5 Steps To Smart Couple Finances

My finances were working out great. I had everything set up the way I wanted. Money was being saved for retirement. I had monthly transfers for some mutual funds I was investing in and I had the goals I was saving for written down and memorized. Then I met a woman. We eventually moved in together and got married. The chore of combining finances happened.Continue Reading

Why A Health Savings Account Is Good For You

Why A Health Savings Account Is Good For You

Thanks to the changing landscape of health care, more and more companies are pushing health savings accounts to their employees as a viable insurance option. While they push these plans because it saves the employer money on health care costs for employees, it can also save you money as well, both now and in the future. In this post, I am going to walk you through 6 potential benefits you could see if you decide to pick a health savings account as your insurance plan.Continue Reading

The Value of Adding Income Streams

The Value of Adding Income Streams

If you are like many people, you rely solely on your income from your primary job. You might think this is OK, but in reality, you are setting yourself up for trouble. When you rely on one income, you are at a major risk should you lose your job. How will you pay your rent or buy food? Ideally you have some savings to fall back on, but at the end of the day, if the economy tanks and your company lets you go, you are going to have to figure out a backup income source quickly.Continue Reading