how to create a monthly budget plan

The Ultimate List of Financial Goals to Crush It in 2018

Achieving financial success usually takes a little more than just luck. It takes extreme discipline, dedication and repeated sacrifice. It takes setting short and long term financial goals and then following through on promises to yourself. All things the majority of Americans seem to struggle with. Fortunately, research suggests that simply jotting down a list of financial goals makes you 42% more likely to achieve them. Not bad for merely putting pen on paper. Every once in a while Lady Luck steps in and changes someones life…odds are that person won’t be you. Don’t be the person who indefinitely waits […]

Read more
This frugal couple found creative ways to start living on one income and went back to school for another degree.

8 Tips for Living on One Income When Money is Tight

Have you ever felt trapped by your circumstances? You know, that feeling you get when you’d like to do something different with your life but you can’t miss work because that means missing a paycheck (even if its undersized). Or maybe you or your spouse would like to go back to school but know that affording it is next to impossible? Living on one income while trying to support others is difficult but it can be done. Whether its just you and your significant other or there are two (or more) little mouths to feed, there is a lot to […]

Read more
financial freedom means learning how to save money by choosing a high yield discover savings account

6 Surprisingly Simple Hacks for Achieving Financial Freedom

We all want financial freedom. Are you tired of worrying about bills, not knowing where your money is going each month, or making less than you want? In this article, I share 6 actionable steps you can take today to put yourself in a better financial position. No more wishing things were better. No more blaming others. No more excuses and inaction. You can do this. I’ve made the time to do all 6, and my life is better because of it. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same. Alright, here we go! 6 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 1. Automate […]

Read more
Personal finance lessons learned during self reflection and mowing my lawn

Personal Finance Lessons I Learned by Mowing My Lawn

Have you ever mowed a lawn before? Do you mow one now? How about when you were younger? With a wife and two little girls in the house, sometimes I go out and mow the lawn whether it needs it or not.  😉 All joking aside, it’s nice to get out there on a beautiful day and cut the lawn. It takes me about an hour to do my lawn. That translates to a lot of thinking time almost weekly during roughly half the year. And what do I think about? Well, since I’m a a big nerd (just ask […]

Read more
financial lessons

4 Frustrating Money Lessons as Told By A U.S. Immigrant

This week’s article is a guest post from the blog The author, who uses the online moniker Mr. Compounding, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States after graduating high school. In this post he shares with us some important life and money lessons he’s learned since moving to the U.S.   After high school, I moved to the US to go to college. I went to Boston College and ended up staying in the Boston area after graduation. I quickly realized that life in the US was not only a lot different, but was also the subject of […]

Read more
1 2 3