4 Ways Taxes are Actually a Good Thing

This post contains affiliate links. I think some taxes are good. I can already hear some of you saying “I literally have no idea what you’re talking about.” Yeah, it’s tax season and financial woes are piling up. I’m a numbers guy and I hate doing my taxes. Last year, I spent upwards of 10Continue reading “4 Ways Taxes are Actually a Good Thing”

Pay off Debt Before You Even Have It

I know what you’re thinking. Pay off your debt before you even have it? How is that possible?  Normal people put purchases on credit, get loans for cars, etc. Then they have to pay off that debt. Not only do they have to pay off the initial amount but all of the interest acrued as well. However, you can avoid this. All you have to do is this: Reverse the process. Instead of paying for debt after youContinue reading “Pay off Debt Before You Even Have It”

Four Ways a Budget Will Make Your Life More Fulfilling

“Do you have a budget?” I asked. My friend smiled slightly and answered, “Kinda…I mean, I pay my bills every month so I use that as a way for me to see where my money is going at least.” I suspect this is the way many people answer this question. But this isn’t budgeting. BudgetingContinue reading “Four Ways a Budget Will Make Your Life More Fulfilling”

Money Growth: How Much Should I Invest for Retirement?

I had a low-key babysitting job when I was twelve but that income was entirely active income. Not a cent of it grew without me doing anything. I had to actually provide a service to someone in order to add to my piggy bank (ok, it was actually a doggy bank). Retirement, however, is aContinue reading “Money Growth: How Much Should I Invest for Retirement?”

How to Avoid Being Old and Broke (And How a 401k Can Help)

I wasn’t very good at saving as a kid. Money burned a proverbial hole in my pocket. I liked to get gum when we went to the grocery store because it felt good to spend a dollar. To this day, I tend to be a spender. In fact, in our budget, Bailey (my wife) andContinue reading “How to Avoid Being Old and Broke (And How a 401k Can Help)”