How to Travel for Free

April 22, 2015

Or at least close to it.  I keep reading about personal finance bloggers and small business owners who get to travel all the time and I think “Wow they must be making a lot of money”.  As you know I love travelling and try to do it as often as my bank account lets me, […]

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The Three Retirement Questions You and Your Partner Should Ask

April 21, 2015

Sponsored by Edelman Financial Services Good morning Dinks.  If you’ve worked your entire life and are now ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor let me ask you something, are you ready?  Sometimes couples like to do everything together from planning their vacations to driving to work and doing their weekly errands, does this […]

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6 Name Brands I’ll Always Pay For

April 20, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, do you buy name brands?  I know a lot of people will say one of the easiest ways to save money at the grocery store is to buy the store or no name brand, but I’ve come to learn that’s not always the best option. Sometimes […]

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Weekly roundup: Bonus, Cash and Paying Rent

April 17, 2015

Happy Friday Dinks.  Today is especially happy for me because today is bonus day.  Yes at my job (well now old job) we don’t get our yearly performance bonuses in December, we get them mid April.  So here we are.  I won’t see any of the money because I elected to transfer the entire amount […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Groupon

April 16, 2015

There is a huge demand nowadays for people to get the best deals and the best discounts just to save money. This is true for most of us, especially when times are hard and you are on a tight budget but still want to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Groupon, which offers daily deals, […]

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How to Budget While Attending College

April 16, 2015

Going to college is expensive, especially when you are funding everything yourself. Books, tuition, housing, and meals all can add up quickly, so you may find yourself without much left at the end of the month. Creating and sticking to a budget is a great way to watch where your money goes, so you can plan […]

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How I Grew My Net Worth in 1 Year

April 16, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I’ve had my share of financial troubles in the past.  I have been dirt broke and over $50k in debt.  Now I’m happy to say that for the first time in my life (in my 30s) I have a positive net worth. I know this isn’t really a big […]

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What is financial freedom?

April 15, 2015

That term is thrown around quite a bit in the world of personal finance, but what does it really mean?  Some people think financial freedom is retirement and it very well can be.  The thought of not waking up to an alarm clock and having to be somewhere at the same time everyday sounds like […]

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Money advice for newlyweds

April 13, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  You may remember from earlier in the week that my high school friend Jessica just moved in with her boyfriend.  While we were chatting about her big milestone over coffee she asked me “Do you have any advice?” As a financial planner I’m naturally full of good advice.  My words of wisdom […]

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