Most Common Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

When I moved out at 18 I had $1000 to my name and a pocket full of money lies I was falling trap to. I felt rich, filthy king like rich. I went and bought a TV, xbox, games, gun controllers and stuff to make it an awesome “Bachelor Pad”. I told myself that I […]

Benefits of Receiving a Lump Sum over Structured Settlements

Most of us don’t have to worry about whether we should take a lump sum or choose structured settlements. Some of you might not even know what these are. Say you won the lottery…no, say we all won the lottery. How would we get paid? All at one time in a lump sum or over […]

Pinching Pennies

Most of us know the benefits of not spending every penny we make. We grew up hearing about the benefits of saving and pinching pennies. I have memories of being lectured by my dad when I was like 7 or 8. This is why kids have piggy banks. But then we start earning allowances and […]

Gadgets Are Forever: The Best Financial James Bond Gadgets

Tougher than nails. 007 has every skill every man wants. All of us want to be the hero, stop a crime, save the world, and be able to protect our family. James Bond can all do that while influencing political and socio-economic outcomes. He knocks all that out while looking suave, clean, and getting the […]

Why is it Healthy to Change Bank Accounts?

As the world changes around us it can be imperative to not get stuck in a rut with our banking. Yes, it may be more convenient to stick with one bank. But remember that your money is their business. And if they aren’t offering you the best service then it’s time to change bank accounts. […]

Gas Prices: What Time Is the Best Time to Buy Gas?

Maybe this is a couple days late for anyone taking a road trip for Labor Day, but anyone who drives a car knows that gas prices are at brutal all-time highs. Do you feel sad every time you go to the pump? It’s so bad now I try my best to not look at my […]

Buying a Home – Expert Advice From a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is the single most expensive purchase most people make in their lifetime. When a person moves it is considered one of the top 5 most stressful things to do. In our legalistic society, buying a home can be complicated and risky with all the forms, contingencies, legal documents and disclosures. To alleviate some of the uncertainty and fear in buying a home here are some tips in chronological order to help you traverse through the process.

9 Things Not to Buy at a Garage Sale

Whether or not you’re a big fan of hitting numerous garage sales on the weekend, it’s good to have an idea of what NOT to look for. Make sure you don’t spend money on gross stuff. And stuff that’s supposed to keep you safe. And stuff like shoes and mattresses. If we spend 2/3 of […]

Tell Your Money Where to Go | Mint.com Review

If you don’t tell your money where to go—it will go everywhere. It’s really hard to tell it where to go if you don’t know where it’s going right now. Mint.com breaks this down easily. Take a look in this Mint.com review. Looking for a free service to get your finances in order? Mint.com offers […]

Living With No Money? Is it the Recession or is it You?

Have you ever been in these shoes? Wells Fargo balance = $0 Piggy Bank = $0 Secret stash = It’s gone! Who took it?! Living with no money is a painful situation to be in and it’s tough to get anywhere in these shoes. I don’t think any of us like being in a spot […]