Often, when we think about making money through investing, we think about picking the right stock, and then watching as it goes big, resulting in fantastic capital appreciation. Or, perhaps we think about choosing a solid index fund to provide solid returns over time, building up a nest egg for which the 4% withdrawal rule … Read moreBuilding Income by Investing in Dividends Stocks
A lot of us like to think that we can get a fresh start with our finances. We know that something needs to be done, and it feels like we’re fixing things when a big, dramatic decision is made. However, the sweeping moves meant to “fix” the situation often aren’t as fool-proof as we’d like … Read moreAre You Really Changing Your Financial Behaviors? Or Just Fixing the Symptoms?
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that it’s never ok to spend money — unless you actually need something. And, while it is important to watch how you spend your money, and be conscientious about it, there’s no reason to assume that spending money on things other than survival is a bad thing. … Read moreIt’s OK to Spend Money on Things You REALLY Want
Right now, thousands of almost-freshmen are preparing to attend college. While it is is tempting to buy a bunch of decor and try to spruce things up in your dorm room or apartment, it might not be the best idea. As you get ready to head out to college, here are 7 helpful tips to … Read more7 Helpful Tips for College Freshman
One of the questions that many people ask themselves in times like these is this: should I pay down debt, or build my savings? This is a tough question. But many financial planning folks believe that paying down debt ought to be a priority. This is especially true in times like these, when you don’t … Read moreMake Paying Down Debt a Priority