What to Do When You Made a Mistake on Your Taxes

I have an embarrassing confession to make: I forgot a W-2 on my 2015 taxes. True story. I write about this stuff for a living, and I completely left out an entire W-2 from my taxes. Oops. I discovered this mistake when my husband and I applied for a mortgage in April. I’d already filed the […]


Big Expense? How to Decide If It’s Emergency Fund-Worthy

According to a survey conducted by GOBankingRates, 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. This means if a financial emergency occurred, more than half of Americans couldn’t handle it simply with cash. They’d have to rely on credit, borrowing money from friends/family, or even dipping into their retirement accounts to cover a financial […]


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

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 […]


Want to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s How to Make the Transition

If you’re ready to take the leap to leave your day job and start your own business, the process may seem simple. After all, you just need to quit your job and start working for yourself, right? Not so fast. Although you may already have a side hustle, being a full-time entrepreneur is a whole […]


Can I Retire Yet? How This Book Can Help You Answer

Can I retire yet? It is a question you have likely asked yourself, or will eventually ask. For some of us approaching the decision, it is a question we ask daily. Finding the right answer for you is vital. If you are overly optimistic and retire too soon, you risk running out of money before […]


How to Decide If 529 Prepaid Tuition Plans Are Right For You

If you’ve done much research about saving for your child’s college education, you’ve likely heard of 529 (or prepaid tuition) plans. These plans offer a tax-advantaged option to save specifically for future college expenses. Typical 529 plans operate similarly to IRAs. You put money in, sometimes netting a state tax benefit, though not a federal […]