Spending Money on Office Pools & Other Gambling Expenses

One thing I’m most excited about now that I’m self-employed and I work from home is not getting sucked into any office pools like I did at my full-time job. My office was notorious for organizing all sorts of sports pools for all the major sporting events. In the fall we’d organize a college football […]

What I Did To Keep My Retirement Safe

Until recently, I was a working class man without a plan. I thought I had my life sorted out. I had a steady job, and I was getting paid regularly. I had enough to live on, and more than enough to party on. I thought that was about it. Then the recession hit, and I […]

3 Things You Need to Budget for When You Move into Your First Apartment

Just a few years ago, I moved into my first apartment and I couldn’t believe how much stuff I needed to pay for to be able to live on my own for the first time. There were lots of things I hadn’t even thought about because I had just grown up taking them for granted. […]

A Girl Can Dream Right? But I Don’t Dream of a Luxury Car

Do you ever get bitten by the ugly green monster of jealousy? It doesn’t happen to me very often but when one of my co-workers recently upgraded to a brand new Cadillac Escalade, I felt jealousy wash over me. How can she afford such a car? I thought. Wow, she must make a lot more […]

5 Costs You Can Avoid When Moving to a New House

Purchasing your home is a milestone in every person’s life. Finalizing and buying the house, packing up all of your belongings from your parent’s house, college or apartment, moving it and arranging it in your brand new home can be extremely exciting. Unfortunately, moving to a new house also means racking up tons of costs. […]

Learning To Drive Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive! 5 Tips To Help You Along The Way

You may well approach the process of learning how to drive by fearing that it will be expensive. However, that does not have to be the case. In fact you will be surprised at how much money you can save by taking on boards some simple-but-effective advice. Here are five top tips to help you […]

How to Cover Sudden Expenses With No Emergency Fund

Have you ever found yourself slapped with a sudden expense but had no money on hand, or no emergency fund? If you live paycheck to paycheck, then you know the feeling. It’s a horrible feeling when you’re short on cash and are expected to make payments on necessary bills. Bills that have strict due dates […]

What Services to Expect From Your Banker

I’ve been thinking about switching banks lately as my current bank has cut back on or eliminated a lot of my favorite services and the fees they charge have gone up significantly in recent years. Which bank you use can play a huge role in all your finances, so you should expect nothing less than […]

How to Make Sure You Hire the Right Accountant

Tax day is almost here! If you felt stumped by your taxes this year, maybe it’s time to consider hiring an accountant, such as CliftonLarsonAllen, for next year. If you’ve never hired an accountant before, or if your past experiences with accountants were not the best, you may feel unsure of yourself in picking a […]

How to Get Money When your Credit is Horrible

It seems to be a proven fact; you need money and can’t get it when you need it the most. This could be due to not having enough income or unexpected bills. Whatever the case, a loan could be the answer. However, how do you get this loan when your credit is horrible? Let’s uncover […]