Lifestyle inflation, spending more money as your income increases, might seem like a natural reaction to an increased income but it shouldn’t be. When you get a raise, what do … Continue readingThe Scary Truth of Lifestyle Inflation and the Simple Solution to Avoid It
The first three quarters of 2018 saw the stock market reach historic peaks. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high and we experienced the longest bull market in history. For … Continue readingHold On, Don’t Overreact: The Smart Way to Invest
It’s that time of year again, when the store aisles fill up with red and white decorations, chocolates and candies, and boundless bouquets of roses. You can drop a lot … Continue readingValentine’s Day on a Budget
New Mindset According to Northwestern Mutual, $32,000 is the average personal debt of a millennial. This includes student loans and credit card debt and does not include home mortgages. Starting … Continue readingGetting Out of Debt is Possible
Retirement may seem far off in the future, and you probably have many other things you want to save for and spend your money on in the meantime. But if … Continue readingSaving for Retirement: What is a 401(k)?
Imagine you’re having one of these really bad days. The car won’t start and you need a tow and an expensive trip to the mechanic. You’re on vacation lounging by … Continue readingSet Up an Emergency Fund Today
Saving is necessary to reach your financial goals, such as purchasing a home, retirement, or overall financial security. The steps start with short-term goals and move toward long-term goals. Take … Continue readingSteps to Saving