What Banks Don’t Tell You About The Difference Between APR and APY

Imagine a world where banks were fully transparent with you. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there are many tactics banks use to make parts of their business look better than they are. Specifically when it comes to APR and APY. Well today we’re going to get the difference between APR and APY. I’ll explain to youContinue reading “What Banks Don’t Tell You About The Difference Between APR and APY”

7 Reasons You Need a Budget in 2021

Hello and happy Monday! It is a happier Monday than normal given Christmas is this week! I find a lot of people think a budget isn’t necessary for them. They’ve got things under control despite 79% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. So for that reason, here are 7 reasons I believe budgeting is essentialContinue reading “7 Reasons You Need a Budget in 2021”

I Started a You Tube Channel for Personal Finance!

Hey all! Happy Friday! I wanted to let you know, I have now started a You Tube channel to add to the blog! Watch the first video below! I’m really excited about this because I like making videos and I find it’s a little easier to entertain through video than through writing. I’ll be attemptingContinue reading “I Started a You Tube Channel for Personal Finance!”

Why a Self-Proclaimed Money Nerd Doesn’t Use Credit Cards

I’ve been asked on a few occasions why I don’t use credit cards. “I mean, you get points and cash back and if you pay it off, it isn’t a problem, right?” Yes, true! I love rewards. I sign up for a lot of rewards programs to take advantage of saving money. And there areContinue reading “Why a Self-Proclaimed Money Nerd Doesn’t Use Credit Cards”

How to Reduce Stress with an Emergency Fund

Here at Master the Simple, my goal is to help you become an expert of the small stuff so that the big stuff actually becomes manageable. Finances are somewhat of a bedrock for much of life. It’s not everything, but becoming proficient in finances will diminish plenty of unnecessary stress in the future. One wayContinue reading “How to Reduce Stress with an Emergency Fund”

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”