With only a few days left in 2016, a lot of us are thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions, and a lot of us have our finances in mind. Including me. I’ve reviewed my resolutions from last year. I had three: Increase my movement, increase my income, and control my spending. You know what? I […]
College application season has become a nightmare for parents. While students worry about admission, parents fear college costs. Most parents have admitted that they don’t even know how they can manage the cost. Sky-high college costs make parents panic-stricken instead of proud of the child’s bright future. Many Parents confess they didn’t save (or save enough) money […]
It’s mid July and the summer weeks are flying by. Soon it will be August and thousands of parents will drop their kids off at college for the first time. As the day that their child leaves for college draws closer, most of those parents are wondering “Is my child really prepared to be on their […]
I was going through the mail and opened up a credit card statement. Missed payment fee of $25? On a $89.47 bill? Ouch! I had just made an expensive mistake, one of many credit card mistakes I’ve made in the 30 years since I got my first Visa. Credit card mistakes make life more convenient, […]
(This post includes affiliate links). I’ve been hearing a lot about Dave Ramsey, but I didn’t know too much about him other than he was a no-debt guy. I did, however, have friends who swear by him, and thought I should give him a look. Now, I’m not a talk radio person, so I knew listening […]
When debt is the norm, how weird do you have to be to be debt-free? You may not have to do anything different….except change your mindset from the norm.
Jon and I have always talked about running a charitable foundation when (HA!) we win zillions on MegaBall. I’ve always wanted to promote a financial literacy course for public high school students. What would the ideal financial literacy course look like? What would it achieve?
High debt and low savings may lead to a frightening future for Generation X. Here are the main problems putting Gen X in financial peril, and some ways to address them.
Compound interest on student loans and credit card debt can get you in trouble. Compound interest on your investments works in your favor. How compound interest is both my enemy and my friend.