After making a contribution to a self-directed IRA I considered opening an investment account for pre-retirement investing. Opening an account is the easy part. Who will be the person I hire to make the investing decisions? Will I hire myself in a self-directed account, or will hire a financial advisor to make the investing choices? […]
Since the election, we have seen an increase of prices at the pump. Both diesel and unleaded are headed upward with little relief in sight. The average mileage in the US in 2018 was 13,500 miles per year. I’m sure this has changed since the start of Covid with people choosing to stay home and […]
The new year has begun and many of us our looking for ways to be better with our finances throughout 2021. If you have been following the blog, I posted in October about living within your means and paying off debt, you can check it out here. If you’re like me, you might still be […]
As we end 2020 many of us are eagerly awaiting the new year and new possibilities. Some of those possibilities are looking toward investments. Maybe you got a bonus this month and want to make good use of it. Maybe you’re looking to diversify your retirement portfolio. Will 2021 bring us good fortune? Will the […]
As we turn the corner and head into the holiday season, paying for gifts, travel, and food is often a stress factor for families. Numerous American families go into debt for Christmas expenses. Planning will save you stress and money going into the new year. This article will help you think of some ways to […]
We live in a consumer society. It is difficult to stay out of debt and live on a budget. What if you have a small income and many expenses? How do you make your income stretch as far as you can? How can you consolidate debt so it’s not overtaking your expenses? We will explore […]
As the semester begins, many are thinking about the cost of education for the post high school student in their life. Is a degree really needed in this world? How can trade schools help us meet our goals and save us money? These are some of the questions I will seek to answer below.
Many are planning a last trip for the summer as the school year approaches. Since COVID made this summer a bit crazy, maybe your summer vacation will look a little more outdoors than usual. If this is you, here are some ideas for a budget friendly summer RVing trip from someone who RVs fulltime.
When you find out you’re expecting a baby many emotions are felt, possibly the fear of affording a new baby is one of them. Many people have visions of grandeur when thinking about what the infant stage will look like. It is possible though, to have a baby and stay on a minimal budget! Here […]