How to Help Family Members With Money Issues

How to Help Family Members With Money Issues

You’ve probably heard about not mixing money and family. When you lend money to family (or even friends) it tends to end badly. But I’m not here to talk about why you shouldn’t mix the two. I am going to talk about why you shouldn’t help out family members with money issues when you have money issues of your own. Below are 3 things to think about before helping others with money when you have issues of your own.Continue Reading

6 Tips to Budget for Your First New Car

6 Tips to Budget for Your First New Car

Buying a new car is a special experience, because you have the opportunity to drive something no one has used before. That fresh new car smell is always a little sweeter in a vehicle that’s not pre-owned. While a brand new car is significantly more expensive than a used model, there’s no reason you can’t buy one when you budget appropriately.Continue Reading

Hidden College Expenses

Hidden College Expenses

When it comes to paying for college, the expenses that come to mind are your tuition, room and board and of course, books. But there are many other expenses that we often overlook. We don’t intentionally overlook them, but because they tend to be on the smaller side, they get lost when we are looking at the big expenses. So what are these expenses and how much should you set aside for them? Keep reading to find out.Continue Reading

Gaining Control of Your Spending

Gaining Control of Your Spending

What with socializing, holidays, shopping and financial temptations at every turn, your twenties can be a difficult time to save up. However, by getting control of your spending and becoming more financially savvy in your youth, you can help to ensure a smoother financial path in the future. A useful new infographic from MYJAR, showsContinue Reading

How to Stop being a Hoarder

How to Stop being a Hoarder

A couple weeks ago, I finally took time to write down my thoughts on why I needed to start cleaning out apartment. We move just 7 months ago, so it’s not like we had THAT much extra stuff, but I came to realize that there were many hidden financial benefits to getting rid of stuff for free. That got me started. I finally had a reason to start, now it was just a matter of making it happen.Continue Reading

Young Adult Retirement Planning – Benefits of Saving a Lot Early

Young Adult Retirement Planning – Benefits of Saving a Lot Early

Retirement planning isn’t just for old people – or even middle aged people. People in their 20s and more generally, young adults, can start saving for retirement too. In fact, young adults can make a larger impact on their retirement income than anyone else can – and that’s because they have one major advantage that older people don’t have: time. By having more time for your investments to increase and earn more interest, young adults can either make or break their retirement plans based on whether they save or don’t save.Continue Reading

Salary Synopsis: A Look at Mark Hurd & 4 Other Top Tech Executives

Salary Synopsis: A Look at Mark Hurd & 4 Other Top Tech Executives

Mark Hurd and other top executives are transforming the fast-paced tech industry, and being paid handsomely for their efforts. If you want to learn from the best, take a closer look at these high achievers.Continue Reading