3 Easy Ways To Put Your Money to Work Right Now

One thing I’ve learned as a parent is that “idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Keep children busy and you keep them out of trouble. The same is true with money. Cash sitting in your checking account is just begging you to spend it mindlessly. The longer it sits there, the more likely you are […]


The Truth About Why You Need a Last Will and Testament

Did you know that the majority of Americans do not have a will? This is one of those circumstances where you definitely don’t want to be part of the crowd! Whether you’re a pop star like Prince, or simply someone’s Pop, having a last will and testament is vitally important. It declares your intent, laying […]


5 Financial Goals Every Successful 20 Something Should Have

If I think back, I can remember when I first started considering my own financial goals. I was 20 years old. I wasn’t financially savvy and ended up maxing out a credit card along with incurring other debts. While I certainly wasn’t alone (many of my peers did the same!), it was a stressful time. […]


The Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards for 2017

Nine short years ago, the average price of a gallon of gas in the United States was $4.24.  Today, with the price of oil continuing to fall, that average price has been halved. Factor in the emergence of electric and hybrid cars, and the allure of a great gas credit card isn’t what it used […]


What Are ETFs (and Are They a Strong Investment Option)?

Most investors are familiar with mutual funds and index funds. But what are ETFs (also known as exchange traded funds)? What’s the difference? In a mutual fund, investors pool their investment dollars, and fund managers decide how to invest that money. Investors are typically involved with certain aspects of the fund: strategy, what sorts of […]


4 Steps to Take When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree On Spending Habits

Marriage is about compromise, teamwork, and communication. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for all of these things to go out the window when couples start talking about finances. Sitting down to make a budget and create a spending plan can be a frustrating experience for many couples, though. Things can become even more frustrating when spouses […]