The 3 Ingredients to Building Lasting Wealth

Building wealth isn’t rocket science. Sure it can be hard to spend less than you make. And investing can be a bit overwhelming at first. But the math behind wealth is really simple. It only has three ingredients. And that’s true whether you’re Warren Buffett or a school teacher. It doesn’t matter how much you […]


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 […]


Best Broker Promotions, Deals, and Bonuses of 2018

The investment brokerage industry has become incredibly competitive, with firms routinely offering all kinds of incentives – from cash bonuses to free trades and more. As can be expected, the offers – and the firms making them – change throughout the year. Here is a list of the best broker promotions, deals and bonuses of […]


My Life as a Freelancer

I used to have a “real” job. For over 10 years, I worked diligently on crafting my career. I attended national and state conventions, enrolled in continuing education, and pursued professional designations. I attended Rotary Club meetings and wrote opinion pieces for national trade magazines. I got up every day, put on a suit, and headed […]


Income Investing in Retirement — The Pros and Cons

Income investing in retirement has a lot of initial appeal. Rather than selling shares of a mutual fund or stock, one can instead live off of dividends from stocks and interest from bonds. This approach feels much safer than actually selling part of your investment. The reality of income or dividend investing, however, is not […]


How to Buy a Corporate Bond

Statistically, not many people invest in corporate bonds, and it isn’t any secret why. If you’re looking for bond exposure, you can get US Treasury bonds and notes that are fully guaranteed by the US Government. Of course, you can also buy bond funds that will handle all the details for you, including diversification. So, why would […]