Category: Budgeting

What is the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement?

Many millennials feel like they have very little control over their working lives, especially in the current economy. Corporations make people feel expendable, so when we look ahead at the next 20, 30, 40 years of our lives, it can sometimes feel like: “What’s the point? What’s there for me?’” If you feel like this,

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The 411 on 529 College Savings Accounts

529 college savings accounts are a great way to save for the future for the younger generation. With the holidays coming up, let’s think about how to gift the children in our lives something that will contribute to their future financial freedom rather than a toy they will forget about in a month or two. 

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Should you read ‘The Financial Diet’?

I recently finished reading The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money.  Not every money book will be helpful for you depending on where you are at in your journey to financial freedom.  Keep reading to find out my thoughts on this book and whether it is right for you and

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Christmas Gift Ideas That are Experiences Rather Than Things

It is so easy to get caught up on having new “things” during the holidays. I feel that pull every year, and although there is nothing inherently wrong with that, sometimes we get so stressed out about affording and purchasing those “things” that we forget to go out and have fun with the people we

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