What Is Financial Independence and How Do You Achieve It?

Financial independence – everyone wants it, but not everyone achieves it. Why? The reason is probably that financial independence is a process. It requires effort and commitment over a long period of time. Everyone’s definition of financial freedom is unique, which means that the path they take will be unique to them, too. Unless you’re […]

Published or Updated: September 26, 2016

How Benjamin and Albert Can Help Organize Your Finances

Mark Hull

The fintech space is getting crowded. Mint, Personal Capital, Stash, Acorns, Simple… you name it, and there is an app or website for whatever flavor of personal finance action you want. Well, there are two new products in town that are threatening to change the game. Albert, a standalone account aggregator, offers financial health scores […]

Published or Updated: September 23, 2016

Early Retirement and Paying for Kids’ College: Are They Compatible?

Prioritization is the keystone of any successful financial plan. This is especially true with retirement planning, and even more so with early retirement. So, what happens if you would like to retire early, but have children slated to start college right around the same time? How do you prioritize both saving for your retirement AND […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2016

These 4 Apps Will Make Sending Money Simple

Evan Gautier

When is the last time you went out to a restaurant with a group of friends or colleagues, and everyone at the table pulled out cash to settle their part of the bill? If you are like most people, you’d be hard pressed to answer that question. (And if you’re under 30, the answer might […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2016

How to Earn Extra Income and Have More Fun With a Side Hustle

Chris Mamula

Personal finance is simple, right? Spend less than you earn, invest the rest wisely, and grow rich. It does not get much easier than that. So why are we not all millionaires living life on our own terms? Often, people get caught up in misconception that success is extremely complicated or requires great sacrifice. While […]

Published or Updated: August 8, 2016

How IFTTT Can Help You Manage Your Finances

Charles Aquino

In today’s age, we have a seemingly-endless number of tech resources to help us manage our lives. This holds true in our personal finances, as well —  it’s never been easier to track our money or see where it goes. We now have hundreds of tools at our disposal, which range from investment portals and […]

Published or Updated: July 24, 2016

How To Prevent Auto Expenses From Dinging Your Budget

Charles Aquino

When I first started driving, my father stressed the importance of keeping consistent and accurate vehicle records. He bought a vehicle log book for me to use as I began my adventure into car ownership. Even though I no longer track every mile, I still stay cognizant of my vehicle’s performance. For example, I always […]

Published or Updated: July 11, 2016

The Surprising Lifetime Cost of Car Ownership

Have you ever tallied up what it costs to own a car? I don’t mean on a year-to-year basis, but the total cost of owning a car over a lifetime? According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) it costs $8,876 per year to own and operate an average car. Now if you add that up […]

Published or Updated: April 22, 2015

10 Cool Apps to Help You Save More Money

Technology is wonderful. Not only does technology provide us with ways to amuse and inform ourselves, technology can also be very useful. One of the ways that technology can be useful in your life is by helping you save more money. There are a number of cool apps and web sites designed to help you […]

Published or Updated: April 28, 2015

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