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)”