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Why You Need To Save For Retirement NOW

More often times than not, a lot of people around my age don’t put much emphasis on saving for retirement. Their idea being they have 40+ years to save so why is now so important.

However, if any of you have kept up with your financial news as of late, it’s that a large majority of older workers say they’re never going to have enough money to retire. Continue reading “Why You Need To Save For Retirement NOW”

7 Habits To Save Money FAST

Saving money. To many, this topic doesn’t come naturally. Luckily I’d like to think I’ve become quite adept at saving. Continue reading “7 Habits To Save Money FAST”

Pet Ownership: Can You Actually Afford It?

I’m sure many of you would jump at the chance to buy that adorable little ball of fur up above.

Don’t deny it. I know you would.

Before you go making such a big decision, let’s go deeper and look at what things really cost. Continue reading “Pet Ownership: Can You Actually Afford It?”

Millennials: What You Spend Eating Out…

Just get that fancy latte with the siren on it? How about that fancy hormone free burrito? Prepare yourself. You’re in for a wild ride. (not really, but PAY ATTENTION)

Everyone does it, I do it more frequently than I should. Even our parents and grandparents do it. Continue reading “Millennials: What You Spend Eating Out…”

Signs You’re Ready To Be An Entrepreneur

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It seems one of the most common questions I get asked when I haven’t seen someone for a while is “How’s work”. Almost every time my answer was always “meh”, “same old same old” or “I hate it with a fiery burning passion”.

I will never forget the first time I started my own businesses, attempted some side jobs and even starting this blog. It gave me a sense of freedom that I never felt while I had my other jobs. Continue reading “Signs You’re Ready To Be An Entrepreneur”

Investments 101: The Basics For Millennials

baby-sitting-holding-money-shockedFor a large majority of us, we were never really taught the basics of saving and investing our money. If you’re anything like the large majority of us who are now paying student loan debt, or any other kind of loan debt – I get it.  Continue reading “Investments 101: The Basics For Millennials”

Baby Steps For Young Investors: Mutual Funds and ETFs

Starting out as an investor can be overwhelming to say the least and can sometimes almost feel surreal. A majority of people simply store whatever money they have for retirement in a 401k and they neglect to save in different areas to optimize their dividends and capital gains. Continue reading “Baby Steps For Young Investors: Mutual Funds and ETFs”

One Simple Trick To Save More Money

Spend less, save more. Earn more, still spend less. In a nutshell these are the two basic ways you’re going to get advice on how to build wealth.

Nowadays, a large majority of the way we spend money is now automated. With automatic deposits and withdrawals from our paycheck and bank account it has made it easier than ever to save more easily. No longer do people have an excuse to fall into spending too much and using the “whoops – spent too much this month and can’t afford to save again” excuse. Continue reading “One Simple Trick To Save More Money”

Should You Invest Or Pay Off Student Loan Debt?

Of all the questions asked, our generation seems to have this question more often than anything else. The funny thing is that most people usually already know or have a strong opinion about what they want to do. Maybe they just want me to prove them wrong? Continue reading “Should You Invest Or Pay Off Student Loan Debt?”

If You Wouldn’t Drive Without A Seatbelt, Don’t Go Without One Of These

Remember your first job? After spending countless hours slaving away ringing up customers or mopping up floors, it probably felt pretty darn nice come paycheck time. Those numbers represented your work paying off with real money.

If you were anything like me, you couldn’t wait to cash that check and spend it all on something you probably didn’t really need. Continue reading “If You Wouldn’t Drive Without A Seatbelt, Don’t Go Without One Of These”

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