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5 Tips for First Time Investors

August 31, 2016

Taking an active approach to investing as opposed to putting money away in a savings account means more work, but the rewards could be greater over the long term. With savings rates pitifully low, there’s a definite case for investing in the markets. Here are some pointers to bear in mind.

It's Ok to Change Budgeting Strategies (and How I'm Budgeting Now)

August 8, 2016

Should you ever change budgeting strategies or debt pay off strategies? These are things I’ve asked myself at different times over the past 2.5 years since I started this blog. My main focus when I started this blog was to get a handle on my money so I could finally sleep through the night again, … Continued

July 2016 Results

August 3, 2016

I feel like 2016 is just flying by and here we are at the beginning of August already. July felt like a very expensive month. I didn’t add it up as I went throughout the month, probably because I didn’t want to see how bad it really was. But now it’s time to look at … Continued

Investment Basics to Help You Avoid Being Overwhelmed

August 2, 2016

Today’s post is from Gail Poyner of Next Generation Trust Services. Gail is a millennial and retirement expert, two things that aren’t always thought to go hand-in-hand. 😉 Enjoy! Retirement isn’t cheap, and it can seem overwhelming if you haven’t started saving or investing. That’s where Self-Directed IRAs can come in handy for you. You can take control … Continued

How to Jump Start Your Debt Payoff

July 20, 2016

When you finally reach that breaking point where you realize how deep you are in debt, it’s natural to want to jump start your debt payoff. When you are in that dark place, one of two things usually happens. Either you are depressed and think you’ll never be debt free, or you decide to take … Continued

June 2016 Results

July 7, 2016

June. Is it bad to say that I almost don’t even remember June? It went by in such a flash that I’m having a hard time remembering anything significant that went on last month. Luckily I can look back at my budget and see that everything went as planned, at least for the most part. … Continued

July 2016 Budget Plan

July 5, 2016

As you all probably heard, I decided to get a roommate to help with my budget and to make better use of my home. My home is just too big for one person, so I was either going to start looking for a smaller home so I could save money and make better use of … Continued

May 2016 Results

June 8, 2016

What do I have to say about May? Well, nothing too exciting. I did some unplanned spending. Some of it I’m not proud of, but I also did some unplanned spending that I know went to a good cause. I’m not one to advocate for “causes” most of the time. If I don’t money to … Continued

How I Improved My Financial Wellness by Blogging

June 7, 2016

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. Just a few short years ago, I was just … Continued

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