Spending Habits You Need to Stop, Stat

We all have spending habits that we instinctively know are bad, but forgo changing because it’s a little more challenging than we want it to be. I completely understand, but if this year we could cut just one bad spending habit we’d end up making a really nice (positive) dent in our bank accounts. Not … Read moreSpending Habits You Need to Stop, Stat

By the numbers: My spending for January 2019

You know how sometimes you let chores and errands and obligations pile up until there’s nothing left but to ignore what you want to do and take time to actually do what needs to be done? Yeah, well that’s what the past week has been like for me. I’ve spent most of my waking hours … Read moreBy the numbers: My spending for January 2019

My 2018 year in review

Across the web, I see other financial bloggers sharing their year-end financial summaries. Some folks had good years. Financial Samurai’s net worth increased by 6.5% in 2018. Others had mediocre years. Fritz at The Retirement Manifesto saw his net worth decline by 2.1% thanks to a volatile stock market. Me? Well, I’m embarrassed to share … Read moreMy 2018 year in review

Don’t Go Crazy on Post Holiday Sales

The post-Christmas season can be a crazy time to grab some great deals. While Black Friday and its aftermath (Black Saturday and Cyber Monday) are one of the biggest shopping times in America, the post-Christmas period can be a great time to land on some post holiday sales. Last year, mobile orders rose to 50 … Read moreDon’t Go Crazy on Post Holiday Sales

What Your 2019 Budget Needs to Include

The b word, again! Gross. I recently wrote about your need for a budget, but I got to thinking that while I’ve established why you need a budget I didn’t exactly cover how to create a budget or what your 2019 budget needs to have. With that in mind, I thought I would follow up with … Read moreWhat Your 2019 Budget Needs to Include

Financial Goals You Need To Set Today

The new year is around the corner and not only is it time to budget, but it’s time for setting financial goals that you can not only accomplish but will put you in a better financial position overall. Financial goals, much like any other type of goal, can get out of hand really quickly. It’s … Read moreFinancial Goals You Need To Set Today

Start Your 2019 Budget Now. Here’s Why

Gross, the “b” word. No one likes to talk about building a budget but with the new year approaching and your credit card bills weighing you down, you know it’s time to start. Stat. Budgeting is a serious pain that can help you out in the long run. But man, is it crappy to think … Read moreStart Your 2019 Budget Now. Here’s Why

Do You Really Need That Designer Bag? Shopping Rules You Need In Your Life

Shopping is hard. It’s really easy to overspend and come home with bagfuls of packages that you 100% don’t need. A few weeks ago I spent $42 on limited edition Halloween-themed magazines. Titles like Haunted History and topics that included an in-depth look at Jack the Ripper, which clearly tells you way too much about … Read moreDo You Really Need That Designer Bag? Shopping Rules You Need In Your Life

Things Johnny Depp Could Have Spent His Cash On

This past weekend I went to see the latest film in the Harry Potter universe, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” And even though it was genuinely enjoyable with an amazing cinematic look, throughout the film I found that I wasn’t able to stop thinking about Johnny Depp’s bank account. Johnny Depp, as I’m sure … Read moreThings Johnny Depp Could Have Spent His Cash On

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…