15 Financial Moves to Make Before 30

Turning 30 is a pretty big milestone – by 30, you’ve probably had a job(s), maybe moved once or twice, had a credit card, maybe even bought a house! If you haven’t yet turned 30, there are a lot of things you should try to have figured out before turning 30. Already 30 and up? […]

5 Money Lessons You Won’t Learn in College

Graduating from college is a momentous occasion. Your brain is (hopefully) stuffed with knowledge about your chosen major, plus a ton of life skills you learned while keeping yourself alive and not setting anything on fire while making macaroni and cheese… sober or not. That said, one thing many college students leave without is a […]

Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

Graduating with student loan debt, no matter how much or little you owe, can be tough. After graduation day, you may get a 6 month grace period before you have to repay your student loans and, in that time, you have to find a job, a place to live and figure out your loan repayment […]

Are Online Classes All You Need to Get Ahead?

The other day I was listening to a podcast when I heard the speaker mention offhandedly “you can get a degree online just by watching YouTube.” In context, the speaker meant you can teach yourself a lot about web design by watching others on YouTube and by Googling things you don’t know. I agreed with […]

Is Following Your Dreams Good Advice?

Last week I attended my niece’s high school graduation. While sweating to death in a giant stadium, my fiance and I listened to the class valedictorians’ inside jokes and their hopes for the future. For the most part, their speeches were fun and uplifting, highlighting all the emotions graduating high school seniors should be feeling. […]

Being a Prepper is Financially Savvy

Prepping often gets a bad, or weird, reputation in mainstream media. Prepping, as it’s referred to, is basically being prepared for a major disaster where emergency personnel can’t get to you for several days. Some people take it further and try to have enough prepping supplies to last 6 months or longer, but for the […]

Money Advice for New Grads

When I graduated from college, I thought I knew a lot. I knew how to do laundry, how to feed myself and save money at the same time, and how to interview well. All very valuable things you need to know by the time you graduate from college, or so I thought. While I wouldn’t […]

8 Ways to Stand Out with Your Resume

Impression is everything when it comes to landing a job. That impression mainly comes from how you present yourself and of course, your resume. With the increasing number of job seekers every year, it’s not unusual for employers to simply glance at resume when deciding on people who can take the next step in their […]

Financial Education: How I Took Charge of My Own Knowledge

My parents taught me many important lessons on money, and were the primary sources for my financial education. I’m grateful for the principles, values, and habits they instilled in me from an early age. Thanks to my mom and dad, I always understood the importance of saving, working hard to earn more (in order to […]

How to Help Your Child Pay for College

The following article is a guest post.  If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me. One of the biggest quandaries about sending your son or daughter to college is how to pay for it. If you don’t have a college fund built up, it can be daunting. Even if […]

Get Rich Investing in Human Capital

Instead of talking about stock or real estate investments today, I’ll be diving into an often forgotten investment.  Human capital is the knowledge, skills or health that you have acquired in your lifetime.  Most people think of capital as a CD account, retirement savings or property.  But tangible forms of capital aren’t the only kinds […]