Author Archives: Don

3 Simple Ways To Cut Expenses

3 Simple Ways To Cut Expenses

I’ve taken some time recently to look over my budget. I found a few simple things I could do that would have a large positive impact on my finances. The great part about this is that they are simple things that won’t take much effort on my part. I think that many of you could benefit from these as well.Continue Reading

Your Tip For Investing Successfully

Your Tip For Investing Successfully

Are you investing but not seeing the returns you expect? Maybe you were investing, lost some money and now don’t want to come back. Or maybe you just think the stock market is a scam and you avoid it altogether. Whatever category you fall into, I have some positive news for you. This post is all about helping you to succeed when investing. Even better, there is just one simple tip. Read on to learn all about it.Continue Reading

5 Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

5 Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

By now hopefully you understand the importance of having an emergency fund. It is there to protect when something unexpected comes up in your life that affects your finances. The key here is that term “when”. Financial setbacks will happen at some point, it is just a matter of time. So knowing that they will happen reinforces the importance of having an emergency fund.Continue Reading

Common Sense Guide To Investing

Common Sense Guide To Investing

We all want to be successful when it comes to investing. Sadly most of us aren’t. We have good intentions, but we get lured (or suckered) into hype and false promises. In this post, I am going to walk you through some common mistakes people make when investing and try to help you avoid making them as well.Continue Reading

Common Sense Guide To Investing

Common Sense Guide To Investing

We all want to be successful when it comes to investing. Sadly most of us aren’t. We have good intentions, but we get lured (or suckered) into hype and false promises. In this post, I am going to walk you through some common mistakes people make when investing and try to help you avoid making them as well.Continue Reading

Lessons Learned While Cleaning Out The House

Lessons Learned While Cleaning Out The House

As I’ve written in a previous post, my wife and I are moving. We having a growing family and with both of us working from home, we need some more room to work, live and raise our family. As part of this move was the need to clean out our house. What a chore that was! But as with most things in life, whether they be good or bad, I try to find some sort of meaning out of the situation. I like to do this as it allows me to learn and grow as a person. So what did I learn from cleaning out the house? Plenty. Read on to find out.Continue Reading

Resetting Your New Years Goals

Resetting Your New Years Goals

If you are like many, some of your New Years goals have already fallen by the wayside. Instead of just packing it in for the year thinking you’ve failed for good, now is a perfect time to step back and reassess the situation. Here are some tips for how to do this and how to push through to seeing results from your New Years goals.Continue Reading

Keeping Money Simple

Keeping Money Simple

It’s been written before on this site about the importance of having a budget . And I know that many people don’t like hearing the word budget. It gives them an image in their head of restricting their spending and not being able to enjoy today, but rather have to suffer and sacrifice for tomorrow.Continue Reading

Does Renting Items Make Sense?

Does Renting Items Make Sense?

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials lately for companies offering “great deals” on renting items, from TVs to sofas, washers and dryers, even tires. Yes, tires for your car. The question is, is this really a great deal, or are you a sucker for renting these things?Continue Reading

Should You Take A 401k Loan?

Should You Take A 401k Loan?

When you are in a bind and need some money, taking a loan from your 401k plan sounds like a good idea. After all, you would just be borrowing from yourself. But there are many things to take into account before you take a loan from your 401k plan. In this post, I will walk you through these things so that you can make the best choice possible.Continue Reading