Author Archives: Don

When It Comes To Investing, Just Do It

When It Comes To Investing, Just Do It

I’ve worked in the investment industry for close to 15 years. I’ve encountered many different people during this time, from those new to investing to those that have been investing their money for the better part of 50 years. At the end of the day though, they all have one thing in common: they followed through and got started.Continue Reading

How Much Stuff Do You Have?

How Much Stuff Do You Have?

My wife and I are in the process of selling our house and buying a new one. As such, we have to get our current house in order to go on the market, which means one thing: cleaning and organizing. I am sure that most people experience the same feelings as we are now when moving, namely, where did we get all of this stuff? But it has greater meaning now because our families were asking us about our Christmas lists not too long ago and what we wanted.Continue Reading

Prepping For The New Year Financially

Prepping For The New Year Financially

With the new year comes many of us seeking to improve our lives. This usually means health and finances. I am not going to talk about health here, but am going to give you some guidance for preparing yourself for the new year financially. What steps can you take that will have a significant impact on your finances in the year and the years that follow? Keep reading to find out.Continue Reading

Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

The idea of working from home sounds awesome. In fact, it sounds so awesome that many people fall victim to scams. There are a lot of illegitimate work from home jobs out there. Many times they take your money instead of you making money. How do you find some honest work from home jobs? Luckily there are many good work from home jobs out there. Here are some tips for how to spot them as well as a few to help get the ball rolling.Continue Reading

Saving The Most Money On Car Expenses

Saving The Most Money On Car Expenses

The ongoing costs tied to car ownership can quickly add up. Insurance, gas and repairs can easily throw you in the red if you don’t properly plan for them by saving money ahead of time. In this post, I am gong to walk you through some ways to cut your ongoing costs of owning a car so that you can keep more of your hard earned money. Let’s get started.Continue Reading

Tips For Picking The Right College

Tips For Picking The Right College

Last month I talked about going overseas for college and the pros and cons of doing so. Today I decided to talk to the rest of the readers who are not interested in going overseas to get their college education. How do you pick a college that is right for you?
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The Power of Giving Your Money Meaning

The Power of Giving Your Money Meaning

You make a plan to save some money and actually make some transfers to a savings account. But then you see something (or a few somethings) you like and next thing you know, your savings is gone. Why is this? For me, the reason was because I wasn’t giving meaning to my money. What the heck does this mean? It means that I was just saving money without any real, tangible goal. I would save $100 from a paycheck because it was “the smart financial thing to do”.Continue Reading

Rolling Over An Old 401K Plan. Should You Do It?

Rolling Over An Old 401K Plan. Should You Do It?

If you left your job for a new one or were laid off, odds are you left your old 401k plan at that employer. You probably thought you would take care of it later or maybe you never even thought twice about it. But forgetting about it is the last thing you want to do. And the reason isn’t just because in 20 years you may completely forget about it, though that is a valid reason.Continue Reading

Don’t Set Your Budget In Stone

Don’t Set Your Budget In Stone

After reading the title of this post, what comes to mind? For many, they might think that you shouldn’t create a budget when you are 25 and have the same one when you are 55. While this should be obvious, you actually need to review and update your budget more frequently than most people think. Here are some reasons why.Continue Reading

Should You Be Investing Internationally?

Should You Be Investing Internationally?

Open up any investing book and it will talk about the idea of diversification. This is the idea that you shouldn’t have all of your eggs in one basket as the old saying goes. When it comes to investing, some of these eggs are to be invested internationally, or so the experts tell us. Up until recently, no one really questioned this advice. But now more and more investment professionals are. Do you really need to invest internationally? Continue Reading