The Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

Debt stinks. We all know this. The sensible move here is to pay off any and all debts as soon as possible, right? Not so fast. In some cases, paying a debt off early doesn’t save you all that much money. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of paying down debt before … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

You have all kinds of financial goals you want to achieve, but where should you begin? There are so many different aspects of money management that it can be difficult to find a starting point when trying to achieve financial success. If you’re feeling lost and overwhelmed, take a deep breath….

Is It Time to See a Marriage Counselor About Your Money Problems?

Can’t stop bickering about money with your spouse? You’re not alone. According to a 2016 study by Ameriprise, about three in 10 couples disagree on finances at least once a month, mostly about major purchases or spending habits. It’s no surprise that money is a touchy subject for many couples,…

9 Ways to Improve Your Life This Weekend

Weekends give us a chance to play and rest. And we all deserve more time to rest. However, weekends can fly right by when you waste too much time on activities that don’t provide any real return. I love Netflix as much as the next person, but spending all weekend on binge-mode can leave you…

5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

Financial independence can mean different things to everyone. A 2013 survey from Capital One 360 found that 44 percent of American adults feel that financial independence means not having any debt, 26 percent said it means having an emergency savings fund, and 10 percent link financial independence…

5 Financial Accomplishments Millennials Can Be Proud Of

Millennials get blamed for a lot of things. Often, they’re accused of being spendthrift and irresponsible. Critics assume that Millennials are unable or unwilling to save money or invest smartly. Much of this criticism is unfair. In fact, if you look at what Millennials have accomplished with…

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

When I was a new mom, I attended a parenting group where the father next to me mentioned putting aside $130 per month in his daughter’s 529 college savings account. At the time, I had just opened my baby son’s 529 account with a check from his grandparents, but it hadn’t occurred to me to … Read moreHow Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money