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

Best Life Insurance for Someone in Their Twenties

Best Life Insurance for Someone in Their Twenties

Are you falling under the myth that because you are relatively young and healthy you don’t need life insurance? The reality is that no one can predict the future and by locking in a life insurance policy rate now, you can benefit from the lower prices associated with your younger age and better health. 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

Frugal Packing Tips

Frugal Packing Tips

My wife and I are moving. After many months of searching for a new home, we found ours late in 2015. After some back and forth with negotiations we agreed on a price. The only catch was we had to sell our home. It was stressful, but in the end, we were able to do so quickly. That left us with the exciting chore of packing and moving. I am being sarcastic when I say packing and moving is fun. It was tough and stressful but we learned many things along the way. One of which is frugal packing tips.Continue Reading