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

Warranties Can Save You Money: Learn How to Take Advantage

Charles Aquino

A few months ago, I woke up to an unexpected and terrible surprise—my electric gooseneck kettle had stopped working. I couldn’t make my preferred method of pour-over coffee. I searched through my receipts and found that my kettle was almost one year out of warranty. Instead of attempting to file a claim, I posted on […]

Published or Updated: May 24, 2016

7 Free Tools to Help Aging Parents with Their Money

As your parents get older, they might appreciate a bit of help with managing their finances. Of course, many seniors are content to look after their finances by themselves and are more than capable of doing so. In some cases, however, aging parents need assistance paying bills and monitoring investments. If a parent does ask […]

Published or Updated: May 22, 2016

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

23 Excellent Ways to Save Time and Money with Amazon Echo

At $179.99, the Amazon Echo looks like a pricey toy, especially if you’ve got a smartphone that can do many of Echo’s tasks. Early reviews of the Echo were mixed, as Amazon’s version of Apple’s Siri, named Alexa, wasn’t as responsive as some had hoped. But, as should be expected of one of the most […]

Published or Updated: April 27, 2016

How to Read a Personal Finance Book the Right Way

Think of the last personal finance book you read. What did you get out of it? How did it change your life? What are you doing differently today with your finances as a result of reading the book? These are some of the questions I started asking myself as looked through my large collection of […]

Published or Updated: April 18, 2016

How To Save More Money With Less Effort

Chris Mamula

In a recent post, I outlined how your savings rate is the single biggest factor that determines whether or not you will build wealth to achieve early retirement. In our household, we currently save well over 60% of our take-home income. The average American saves only about 5% of their income. For most people, the […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2016

The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death

In many families one person handles the finances. In our case, I handle everything about our money from budgeting to investing. My wife has no interest in taking over this responsibility. And that presents a potential problem. What would my wife do should I get hit by a truck? How would she handle our investments? […]

Published or Updated: March 28, 2016

2015 Annual Financial Checkup

How did you do financially in 2015? It’s a curious question to ask entering a new year, wouldn’t you say? But only by measuring your progress in the most recent year can you get yourself mentally and financially prepared for progress in the year that’s now upon us. For that reason, we’ve prepared a 2015 […]

Published or Updated: January 6, 2016

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