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

11 Smart Money Moves to Supercharge Your Finances

Big things come in little packages. That’s true in a lot of areas of life, and it’s certainly true when it comes to money. In fact, some of the most important and effective money moves you can make are quick, easy, and really powerful. As we approach the end of the 2016, I thought it […]

Published or Updated: September 22, 2016

3 Lessons You’ll Find in the Four Percent Rule

Chris Mamula

If you’ve spent any time on retirement planning, you’ve probably heard mention of the 4% rule. It was developed to help determine how much money retirees could safely take from retirement accounts annually, without depleting their funds. Summarizing the rule quickly, you can withdraw 4% of your portfolio on day 1 of your retirement. You […]

Published or Updated: September 12, 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 Ensure Your Life Insurance Proceeds are Actually Tax-Free

Evan Gautier

If there is one thing most people “know” about life insurance — aside from the oft-repeated notion that almost everyone should have a policy — it’s that life insurance proceeds are tax-free. As with most generalizations about law and finance, though, this assertion is mostly true.  If you have life insurance, or are thinking about […]

Published or Updated: July 13, 2016

How Learning to Think Like A Lawyer Can Make You Wealthy

Evan Gautier

In our society, certain professions enjoy a general perception of affluence (if not the reality). After all, who hasn’t heard the well-meaning parent urging their child to “become a doctor or lawyer,” so they can live a rich life and enjoy success? Why is it that lawyers are considered to be one of the wealthier […]

Published or Updated: July 8, 2016

Planning Your Estate? You Need These 3 Documents Now

Evan Gautier

Estate planning is one of those daunting tasks that we tend to put off, even though we know it’s imperative. And who can blame us? Estate planning requires contemplating a number of uncomfortable topics, like acknowledging our mortality and deciding what will happen to our loved ones and belongings after we are gone. If the […]

Published or Updated: June 22, 2016

A Review of “The White Coat Investor”: Money Advice for High Earners

Chris Mamula

Are you a physician, other medical professional, attorney, engineer, or in another profession requiring advanced education to obtain a high paying job? If so, you’ve spent years of your life going to school.  You’ve spent tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars obtaining degrees that allow you to be a highly compensated professional. But […]

Published or Updated: May 31, 2016

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