3 Essential Tips when Shopping for a Mortgage

3 Essential Tips when Shopping for a Mortgage

While I haven’t made an official announcement on my blog yet, my wife and I are in the process of buying a condo. If everything goes according to plan, we will be closing mid December. Buying a home has been quite the learning curve, and I am excited to share everything that I am learningContinue Reading

Shopping Around Has Its Benefits

Shopping Around Has Its Benefits

As I was going through my closet, I realized that I didn’t have the white and blue shirts that I had thought I did when I was at the suit store. I actually did need a new white dress shirt and a blue one as well. But I didn’t find what I was looking for at the first store.Continue Reading

College Acceptance Letters and School Costs

College Acceptance Letters and School Costs

You may know exactly what college you want to attend. But maybe you’re unsure if you can afford it. When you are accepted at a college or university, the institution will send you an acceptance letter, with lots of information you need to determine if that school is right for you. The infographic below from Citizens Bank breaks down the details that will be contained in every acceptance letter you receive.Continue Reading

How to Hire an Attorney

How to Hire an Attorney

I just found out that we will need to hire an attorney, and my first reaction was a “Why do I need an attorney?” I was not only surprised, but a little hesitate to hire an attorney because I’m the type of person that wants to do everything myself. But, there are many advantages of hiring an attorney and if I have to do it anyway, I might as well do it right. Here’s how you can too.Continue Reading

Shopping Lessons Learned

Shopping Lessons Learned

When I arrived at the store, I was greeted by a salesman who proceeded to tell me he would find me a great suit and took my measurements. I was instantly turned off. While I am not a salesman, my wife is and over the years, I have learned to spot what makes a good salesman and what makes a poor salesman.Continue Reading

Planning Ahead: Starting a Family and Preparing for College Savings

Planning Ahead: Starting a Family and Preparing for College Savings

As fall kicks into high gear, perhaps you’re looking ahead to when you’ll be starting a family or you’re already in the routine of shooing young kids out to door to meet the bus and reminding them not to forget their lunches. In either case, back to school season should also be a reminder that it’s time to think through your plans for college savings – the sooner, the better.Continue Reading

Popular Excuses to Delay Investing that Nobody Believes

Popular Excuses to Delay Investing that Nobody Believes

Young adults have the upper hand when it comes to investing because time is on their side, but only when they take advantage of it. Too often, as is the case with some of my close friends, young adults (and people in general) make excuses to delay investing. As it turns out, there are several common excuses that everyone makes, and they fall in three types/categories. There may be a few more excuses that people create, but the popular ones fall into one of the following three categories.Continue Reading