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 […]


The Bottom Line Impact Credit Inquiries Have On You

The formula that generates a FICO credit score is made up of several components. Some of these components you would expect to see, such as paying your bills on time. But there is one component that takes a lot of people by surprise: credit inquires. A credit inquiry is recorded every time somebody “inquires” about, or […]


How to Hire a Contractor: 6 Proven Tips for Success

In today’s do-it-yourself (DIY) age, we are often fooled into thinking we can tackle all our home improvement projects with just a little help from Pinterest and YouTube. However, even experienced DIYers eventually stumble across a project or two that requires a little professional help. While you may be able to hire the local handyman for […]


How to Build an Emergency Fund in 2017

A while back, I wrote about how my wife and I paid off a lot of debt in less than five years. An important part of getting out of debt for us was knowing how to build an emergency fund. Many have written about the importance of saving for a rainy day. But most of […]


An Interview with Famed Value Investor Guy Spier

I don’t recall when I first heard of Guy Spier. It was probably due to his book, The Education of a Value Investor. In it he recounts everything from his lunch with Warren Buffett to how he’s beat the market for two decades and counting. Guy is an extremely generous person who does not mind […]