Why you need a Roth IRA

A few of years ago I got my first Roth IRA. I didn’t know what it was or even how to pronounce it. I found myself asking, what does IRA stand for? Ross from the TV show Friends is what always came to mind, and he didn’t have a Roth IRA that I know of. My […]

How To Increase Home Value In This Market: 5 Renovating Ideas

My Personal Finance blog friends may chastise me, but I rent my home. It’s a $450,000 home in San Diego that I rent for $1900 a month. In a tough market. And that $1900 includes landscaping twice month, house cleaning once a month, and the owner covers water/disposal utilities. Not exactly a cheapskate, but not […]

Can A Man Invest In More Than Himself? Consider Starting Small with Philanthropy

Real men want to make a difference. A defining impact in their life time. We don’t want to just pass through this life, grab what we can get, and then except and rot in a grave. Don’t just accumulate wealth—make it grow, and give it away. This might seem like a tall order, but consider […]

Income Protection Insurance: How YOU Can Guarantee A Salary If Something Bad Happens

Earlier this week I wrote about Funeral Insurance at AllThingsFinance.net. I’d never thought of nor considered buying burial insurance on myself (or a friend or loved one) to help out if something goes wrong. The company I was reading about on the subject (Lifebroker) also had information on something called “Income Protection Insurance.” I’ve heard […]

A Zombie Apocalypse; ‘Pay out my life insurance premium!’

This is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post please read our guest posting policy then contact us. It’s an age old question that has been pondered for years; if there is a zombie apocalypse, will I be able to cash out the life insurance policy held by my mother/father/anybody else who […]

Money-Wasting Time-Savers

Conveniently Money-Wasting out of Convenience to Save Time Think of your time as $24 a day.  But you can’t put your money in a bank (or a credit union if you’ve abandoned ship after feeling betrayed by $5 debit card fees!).  You get a $1 for each hour, and as that hour expires so does your $1 […]

How to Create a Budget from Scratch

Are you financially secure or financially unstable? Often times the difference comes down to creating a budget, and then having that budget and sticking to it. These aren’t the only contributing factors, but a budget is the cornerstone of financial security. Are you interested in starting one? Would you like to know how simple it […]

Could apps help get your finances in order?

This is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post please read our guest posting policy then contact us. For some people staying on top of their finances is a breeze, but for many of us it can prove quite a struggle. Organization is perhaps the key to feeling more content about money, but […]

How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring

There’s too many opinions on how much to spend on an engagement ring. The only opinion that really matters is your lady’s. The problem is, you may feel like a chump for straight up asking her how much you should spend. And you don’t want to ask her friends that question either. I would normally […]

How I cut my Internet cost with one phone call!

I cut my internet cost by 40%, had the speed bumped up by 5mbps, and received a $50 credit with one phone call. How did I do this? It’s easy and I’ll tell you how. Do Your Research AT&T sent me some advertisements in the mail so I decided to see how legit their offered […]