Money Ratios: Are You on Track to Retire Early… Or At All?

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out whether you’re on track to retire when you want to retire. There are so many variables, ranging from how much you’ll save, the returns you’ll earn, and how much you will actually need during retirement. And then there are countless unknowns, chief among them […]

Published or Updated: October 6, 2016

Book Review: What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy a House?

Recently, blog author and financial coach Jonathan White contacted us about the new book he’s releasing, A Tale of Two Houses. Interested in the premise of the book, we decided to give it a read. The Content Jonathan’s book starts out with an attention-catching introduction that points out how often home ownership becomes a burden instead […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2016

Review of YNAB 5 from You Need a Budget

We look at YNAB 5, the new budget software, and evaluate both the good and bad changes to this excellent money management tool. We also talk about the 2015 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and how you can get an estimate of your future social security retirement benefits.

Published or Updated: March 16, 2016

Book Review: The Education of A Value Investor by Guy Spier

It’s fitting that on the last day of 2015 I review the best book on investing I’ve read all year. The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier is a true gem. Published in 2014, The Education of a Value Investor recounts Spier’s journey as a value […]

Published or Updated: December 31, 2015

CouponCabin: Your One-Stop Shop for Savings

If you’re looking to save money shopping either online or in person, Coupon Cabin could be the “one-stop shop” you’re looking for. This service has it all: online coupons, printable coupons, searchable sales, and members-only deals. With the overwhelming number of deals, sales, and coupons available today – especially for online purchases – it’s no […]

Published or Updated: November 30, 2015

Mr. Rebates Review: Get Cash Back for Shopping

Mr. Rebates is one of several shopping portals that offers cash back on just about anything you buy online. Combined with other cash back tools, Mr. Rebates can save shoppers as much as 7% or more. In this review of Mr. Rebates, we cover everything you need to know about this free cash rebate option. […]

Published or Updated: November 17, 2015

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016 Review

If you haven’t created a will – or haven’t updated yours in a while – now is the time with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016. I was recently given a chance to review this new software from and would recommend it for anyone who needs to make a simple will. What It Offers Quicken WillMaker […]

Published or Updated: November 10, 2015

Swagbucks Review – Earn Rewards While You Surf

Swagbucks – interchangeably written as Swag Bucks on the website – is often promoted as an income opportunity. In reality, it’s much more than a way to make a few bucks. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that it is a site where you can earn rewards that you can exchange for […]

Published or Updated: July 21, 2015

How Republic Wireless Can Save You $10,976.76

It’s amazing how many people have never heard of Republic Wireless. I’ve often found myself in a conversation with a friend about saving money. It goes like this– Friend: I really need to cut back and save some money. Me: Why don’t you switch to Republic Wireless to save money on your cell phone expense? Friend: […]

Published or Updated: April 28, 2015

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